Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

Injured Bronco ?Ryan Straschnitzki is grateful, determined and sometimes angry

Monday, May 21st, 2018
Ryan  Straschnitzki

Seven weeks after being paralyzed from the chest down when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crashed, he has embarked on the thing a lot of athletes dread — two-a-day workouts.

Iconic reminder of Calgary’s 1988 Olympics won’t be part of 2026 bid

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Ski Jumping Advocate

Management at Winsport says interest in ski jumping is waning and it can't afford to repair and manage the legacy facilities.

Bobsled track almost good to go if Calgary hosts 2026 Winter Olympics

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Steve Mesler

Of all the legacy Olympic venues in Calgary, the bid exploration committee may be least worried about the sliding track for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton.

Opinions split on best alpine ski hill for potential 2026 Calgary Winter Olympics

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Jan Sekerak

No Olympic bid has been submitted yet but already opinions are split: would Nakiska or Lake Louise be more appropriate to host ski events?

Calgary’s legacy Olympic Oval needs some TLC for potential 2026 Winter Games

Monday, May 14th, 2018
OLY Canada Carding 20170119

Calgary may bid to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, and is expected to pitch its existing athletic venues, many of which were built when the city hosted the Games in 1988.

Calgary dad cheers on high-flying son as Jets advance in Stanley Cup playoffs

Friday, May 11th, 2018
Tom Morrissey Winnipeg Jets hockey dad

Much of Canada was cheering for the Winnipeg Jets as they downed the Nashville Predators 5-1 in Game 7 of their second-round series on Thursday night, but none more so than Tom Morrissey.

Frank King, who brought Olympics to Calgary, dies at 81

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Frank King

King was the chief executive officer of the city's organizing committee and, along with Bob Niven, brought the Winter Games to Calgary. That changed the face of the city and made Canada a powerhouse in winter sport.

Calgary Stampeders QB Andrew Buckley retires as med school beckons

Monday, May 7th, 2018
FBO CFL Stampeders Buckley 20180507

Playing football and following his parents into medicine were Andrew Buckley's childhood passions.

4 clubs get professional membership from Soccer Canada

Sunday, May 6th, 2018
SOC MLS Schedule

Four groups were approved for professional club membership by Soccer Canada on Saturday, paving the way for them to potentially join the Canadian Premier League.

Men’s soccer league refuses top Canadian goaltender because she’s a woman

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Stephanie Labbé is considered the No. 1 player in the country. To challenge herself, she won a place on the Calgary Foothills FC men's soccer team this spring.