Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

IOC’s Dick Pound says he’s unsure Tokyo Olympics will go ahead

Thursday, January 7th, 2021
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A senior member of the International Olympic Committee has said he "can't be certain" the postponed Tokyo Olympics will open in just over six months because of the surging pandemic in Japan and elsewhere.

Japan’s PM considering state of emergency for Tokyo, says Olympic preparations moving ahead

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday vaccine approval was being speeded up and border controls beefed up to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and he promised to consider declaring a state of emergency as worries about holding the Olympics in July continue to grow.

All 68 domestic sponsors agree to new contracts for Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, December 24th, 2020
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Tokyo Olympic officials said Thursday they have reached a "basic agreement" with all 68 domestic sponsors to extend their contracts into next year to support the postponed Games.

These Canadian athletes should shine brighter in 2021

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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CBC Sports' daily newsletter looks at Canadian athletes who lost their chance to stand out in 2020 but could step back into the spotlight next year.

How Vancouver 2030 plan could avoid the pitfalls of Calgary’s dashed Olympic dream

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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The group pushing for Vancouver to bid for the 2030 Winter Games say their plan to use private sector money to refurbish existing sports venues gives them an edge over Calgary’s 2026 Olympic dream that was quashed by a public plebiscite.

Olympics on tight timeline to chart new path on protest

Friday, December 11th, 2020
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For generations, the IOC knew exactly where to look for key support of its ban against protests at the Olympics.

How Ravi Kahlon’s Olympic experience is helping him in role as B.C. cabinet minister

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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Ravi Kahlon, who has been named minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation in Premier John Horgan's NDP government, says the challenges he faced as an Olympic field hockey player will benefit him in his new role.

American bill to criminalize doping schemes signed into law

Friday, December 4th, 2020
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A bill that will criminalize international doping conspiracies became law Friday with President Donald Trump's signature, closing out a two-year legislative process during which the only true opposition to the bill came from outside the United States.

Vancouver Mayor wants Indigenous leaders to head possible 2030 Olympic bid

Monday, November 30th, 2020
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Indigenous groups had a voice in organizing and hosting the 2010 Olympic. But Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart has suggested any movement to bring another Games to the city should be headed by Indigenous leaders.

Bill to criminalize doping schemes passes U.S. Senate

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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A bill that will strengthen American law enforcement's ability to deal with widespread international doping conspiracies passed the U.S. Senate unopposed Monday and awaits the president's signature.