Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

Teen ski racer dies in hospital after Lake Louise crash

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The teen was competing in the Nor-Am Cup ski races when he went off the course and into the netting during an afternoon run.

Bret (The Hitman) Hart sues Calgary doctor for $1M, alleging botched surgery

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Bret Hart Calgary

Former professional wrestler Bret (The Hitman) Hart has launched a $1-million lawsuit against a Calgary doctor claiming a botched surgery left him in severe pain and unable to dress himself, sign autographs or write books.

Russians to compete at World Cup event in Canmore despite doping scandal

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Robin McKeever Canmore Nordic Paralympics

The head coach of the Canadian para-nordic ski team has some concerns about competing against Russian athletes at a World Cup event this month in Canmore.

How two maple syrup-guzzling hosers turned stunts with hockey stars into online gold

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
On The Bench

Two long-haired, maple syrup-drinking hosers from central Alberta have had some of hockey's biggest stars slam them in the chest with slapshots, tackle them to the ground and slay them in shootouts.

Wickfest aims to raise profile of women around the world through sport

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Harbin girl's hockey

The most competitive part of the Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival is actually getting in to the tournament itself.

Calgary council votes to keep Olympic bid alive

Monday, November 20th, 2017
Druh Farrell

Despite a dust up over two critical reports that were not made public or provided to city councillors, Calgary's political leaders voted 9-4 to keep the city's Olympic ambitions alive.

Do or die for Calgary Olympic bid at council Monday

Monday, November 20th, 2017
OLY Calgary 2026 Bid 20170725

Monday could mark the end of any dreams of the 2026 Winter Olympics being in Calgary, or it could be a big step on the road to going after the event.

French skier killed at Alberta resort may have hit tree ‘after going through the safety netting’

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Ski Obit Poisson

The French Ski Federation says an early investigation into the death of David Poisson suggests the safety netting failed and he hit a tree.

French downhill skier David Poisson dies after training crash at Nakiska

Monday, November 13th, 2017
Norway Alpine Skiing World Cup

French downhill skier David Poisson has died following a training crash at Nakiska Ski Area in Alberta, the French skiing federation said Monday.

More cash needed to keep Calgary’s 2026 Olympic efforts rolling

Monday, November 13th, 2017

More money will be needed to keep Calgary's 2026 winter Olympic dreams alive. City council will learn more about the road map to a possible bid at Monday's meeting. In a report, administration states that some changes in the International Olympic Committee's processes will affect the city's workplan in 2018.