Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics Summer’ Category

Johanne Begin heads Canada’s women’s water polo team

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Women's water polo

Water Polo Canada is taking the interim tag off Johanne Begin's title as head coach of the Canadian senior women's water polo team. The 43-year-old native of Quebec City is the first woman to hold the position.

Michael Phelps suspended 6 months by USA Swimming

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Michael Phelps

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, was suspended on Monday for six months by USA Swimming following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge.

Michael Phelps puts swimming on hold for rehab

Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Michael Phelps

After his second DUI arrest, Michael Phelps says he will take a break from swimming to attend a program "to better understand myself." The winningest athlete in Olympic history made the announcement in a series of tweets Sunday morning.

Thomas Bach: Baseball could return to Olympic program

Friday, September 19th, 2014
Thomas Bach

The adoption of a more flexible approach to the Olympic program could allow for the return of baseball and other sports that have been dropped from the games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

Brazilian court ruling endangers Olympic golf course

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
The Rio de Janeiro Olympic golf course

A ruling by a Brazilian court to protect a nature reserve in an environmentally protected area of Rio de Janeiro is threatening the propsed layout of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics.