Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

B.C.’s Scott Mathieson spent 8 years playing pro ball in Japan, hopes to end career at Tokyo Olympics

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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When Scott Mathieson announced his retirement from professional baseball last month, he was already envisioning a temporary comeback — and a better way to officially end his playing career.

WADA at 20: As anti-doping agency weighs new sanctions against Russia, scandal still looms large

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

As the World Anti-Doping Agency marked its 20th anniversary last week, there were warnings that the coming days will be critical to the future of the international body meant to safeguard clean sport for the world's athletes.

Pro swimming league making big waves in its debut season: Russell

Friday, November 15th, 2019

The seven-event pro series has been able to attract an eclectic bevy of Olympic and world champions from every part of the planet. As Scott Russell writes, the ISL has grown from being known as a Russian oligarch's pet project into a legitimate event - and its success is making waves.

Remembering the Olympic athletes who also fought for Canada

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Many Canadians have represented their country on the world stage at the Olympics. Only a select few of them, however, put aside their athletic lives to serve with the Canadian forces. On this Remembrance Day, we reflect on some of our Olympic athletes who also fought for Canada.

Beckie Scott’s heartfelt going-away speech marks end of era at WADA

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Canadian Olympic champion Beckie Scott gave a heartfelt going-away speech to the World Anti-Doping Agency on Thursday as she concluded her term as head of the WADA athlete's committee.

Russia, U.S. go toe-to-toe over violations at anti-doping meeting

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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The proverbial blows between Russia and the U.S. were delivered Wednesday in a vast conference room in Poland during a pair of three-minute speeches that cut through the tedium of an otherwise sleepy rule-making forum held by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Watch the women’s field hockey Olympic qualifier: Ireland vs. Canada

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Watch live as Canada's women's field hockey team takes on Ireland with an Olympic spot on the line on Saturday at 2:50 p.m. ET.

2010 Olympics still echo through Vancouver on anniversary of torch relay start

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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John Furlong still sees the signature of the 2010 Olympic Games scrawled across Vancouver as he walks through the city's downtown.

Canada defeats Ireland in sudden-death shootout miracle to book Olympic spot

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Captain Scott Tupper, playing in his 307th game for the program, stepped up under immense pressure with a chance to tie the two game-series at 6-6 and force a shootout. He delivered like he has so many times in his career.

Canada drops opening men’s field hockey Olympic qualifier to Ireland

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
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The Canadian men’s field hockey journey to the Olympics became a little more challenging Saturday afternoon after a 5-3 defeat to Ireland.