Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Russia making slow progress towards doping compliance, WADA says

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency complained on Wednesday of slow progress by Russian authorities towards making the country's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) compliant with international standards.

Putin wants Russian diplomats to ‘refine’ doping rules

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Russian President Vladimir Putin wants his country's diplomats to "refine" the existing International Convention against Doping in Sport so that "the rules are fair and absolutely transparent."

South Korea’s final Olympic challenge: keep the lights on

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Olympic officials have showered praise on South Korea's Winter Games organisers for staging a successful event against the odds, but they have also left it with a warning: don't leave any white elephants behind.

Yonex Canadian National Badminton Championships

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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Watch live as the country's top badminton players square off in Toronto at the 2018 Yonex Canadian National Badminton Championships.

Mind Games: It’s not easy being the gold-medal favourite

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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The spotlight of an Olympic Games can often create a glare so blinding that even the best athlete can lose sight of the true goal.

IOC ‘very concerned’ doping sample bottles can be opened

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The International Olympic Committee says it is "very concerned" about claims the new doping sample bottles for next month's Winter Games can be opened.

WADA says possible issues with redesigned sample bottles

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

The World Anti-Doping Agency is looking into possible integrity issues with urine-collection bottles that were redesigned after the Russian Olympic doping scandal.

Winning with honour is message from Canadian Olympic Committee

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Drawing on themes of fair play and perseverance, the Canadian Olympic Committee launched its new "Virtue and Victory" campaign Tuesday.

Tonga’s bare-chested Rio Olympic flag-bearer punches Pyeongchang ticket

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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He gained world-wide attention earlier this year when the video of him leading his nation into the Olympic stadium wearing only a Tongan mat wrapped around his waist went viral.

Mind Games: Fear of failure — and success — is the great battle within

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Elite athletes are like everyone, experiencing fear of both failure and success. Champions must have effective strategies to deal with both.