Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Generic Summer’ Category

Canadian track cyclists clinch berths in 6 events for Rio Olympics

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Canadian track cyclists received spots for six events at the upcoming Rio Olympics, Cycling Canada announced on Thursday

Canadian boxer Gauthier 1 win away from clinching Olympic berth

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Canadian boxer David Gauthier moved one step closer to advancing to the Rio Olympics Wednesday in Buenos Aires. Gauthier defeated Jaime Munoz of Panama 2-1 in the 60-kilogram division and advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 American qualification event.

Canada’s opponents revealed for Hong Kong Sevens tourney

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Canada has been drawn in Pool D with Series leader Fiji, Wales and South Korea at the HSBC Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament next month.

WADA athletes’ commission calls for new doping investigation

Saturday, March 12th, 2016
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The World Anti-Doping Agency athletes' commission is calling for new investigations into allegations of systematic doping into more sports in Russia and elsewhere.

Taekwondo qualifier win earns Melissa Pagnotta spot in Rio Olympics

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Canadian Melissa Pagnotta punched her ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this summer with her win in the semifinals at the Pan Am qualifying tournament in Mexico on Friday.

Meldonium has caused 99 positive tests in 2016: WADA

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The World Anti-Doping Agency says there have been 99 positive tests this year for meldonium, the drug found in Maria Sharapova's sample at the Australian Open.

Taekwondo Olympic qualifier features strong Canadian contingent

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Four Canadian taekwondo athletes are in Mexico for the Pan American qualification tournament, where the top two athletes in each division will earn spots in the Rio Olympics.

IOC retests Beijing drug samples ahead of Rio Olympics

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Bahrain Beijing Doping

Enhanced techniques could weed out drug cheats from the 2008 Beijing Olympics before they have a chance to compete in this year's games in Rio.

Rio golf course lauded by ex-PGA player Baker-Finch

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Former British Open winner Ian Baker-Finch says the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro has "come up nicely ... grown in well" and that parts of the layout remind him of Royal Melbourne.

Meldonium was ‘planted’ on Russian speed skaters, says federation

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Sabotage is to blame for a string of recent failed doping tests for meldonium in Russia, the country's skating federation said Wednesday.