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Whistler Blackcomb to close for a week on Sunday over coronavirus

Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Whistler-Blackcomb chairlift.

The owner of Whistler Blackcomb — Vail Resorts — will close all 37 of its resorts on Sunday around the world for eight days to reassess its approach to guest and employee safety amid coronavirus.

This Vancouver man will be the oldest qualified runner at the 2020 Boston Marathon

Sunday, March 1st, 2020
ROD WATERLOW

Vancouverite Rod Waterlow enjoys running marathons, but it's the fear of death that really keeps him going. 

‘I had an identity issue’: Basketball connects urban Indigenous player with his roots

Monday, February 17th, 2020
Gitmidiik

Helping his Nisga'a team win a basketball championship is a victory for Gene Wolf. But connecting to his home First Nation in northern B.C. is an even bigger win.

Tragedy, glitches, redemption: Reliving the 2010 Olympic ceremonies through John Furlong’s eyes

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
JOHN FURLONG OLYMPIC TORCH 10th ANNIVERSARY

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Winter Games, former Vancouver Organizing Committee CEO John Furlong toured the city with CBC's Mike Killeen to relive the ups and downs of what many saw as a successful Games.

From gloom to glory, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics had it all

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
Vancouver Olympics Snowboarding

Everyone remembers the golden goal and the happy ending served up by Canada's Olympic athletes 10 years ago. But how many recall the rough start to the Games?

Marc Crawford voices regret for past behaviour as he returns to NHL coaching

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
Marc Crawford

Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford says he is sorry for the abuse he once inflicted on players as his one-month suspension ended in Vancouver.

Diane Clement, former Olympian and pioneer for women in sports, to receive Order of Canada

Saturday, December 28th, 2019
Diane Clement

Diane Clement, 83, is a former Olympian and Olympic team manager and, now, a member of the Order of Canada. 

Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki thwarts theft in Vancouver

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Mark Borowiecki plays defence for the Ottawa Senators, but he thwarted a different kind of score in Vancouver, according to police.

NBA pre-season game in Vancouver attracts pro-Hong Kong, pro-Grizzlies protest rallies

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
Shareef drives

A group of protesters who support democracy in Hong Kong say they are going to demonstrate at a pre-season NBA game in Vancouver Thursday and test whether the league supports freedom of speech after fans were removed from two other games in the U.S.

Canada’s Rugby World Cup team helps clean up flood damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Rugby World Cup

Canada had to leave the Rugby World Cup tournament in Kamaishi, Japan, without a win Sunday, after their last game was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis. But they still managed to turn the experience into a rewarding one by helping clean up flood-ravaged areas of Kamaishi.