Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports’ Category

Ester Ledecka keeps turning heads with multi-sport success

Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Ester Ledecka, the skier-snowboarder who stunned just about everyone by winning the Olympic super-G in addition to parallel giant slalom snowboard gold, is finding her groove again in both sports.

Former ski coach Bertrand Charest wants sexual assault sentence reduced

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Former national ski coach Bertrand Charest is seeking to have his sexual-assault sentence reduced by at least half. In a recent filing with Quebec's Court of Appeal, Charest's lawyers argue the 12-year sentence he received last December should be cut to between four and six years.

More than rivals: Canadian, U.S. women’s hockey players marry

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Love can be in the air anywhere, even in the middle of a fierce, high-stakes hockey rivalry. Just ask former Canadian women's hockey team forward Gillian Apps and American forward Meghan Duggan, who married this past weekend in Pownal, Maine.

With Turin out, Italy moves forward to Milan-Cortina bid

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Italy's three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to a two-city candidacy featuring Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Sapporo ends bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Japanese city of Sapporo has dropped its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics following a recent earthquake. After meeting with Sapporo representatives, the International Olympic Committee says the city will now focus on a bid for the 2030 Games.

Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race

Friday, September 14th, 2018

The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to stop pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving Calgary and three other possible candidates as the IOC struggles to find hosts — particularly for the Winter Games.

Swiss region of Valais rejects 2026 Olympic bid

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Voters in the Swiss region of Valais have voted against a bid to host the 2026 Winter OIympics in the town of Sion.

An athlete’s voice can still be a powerful tool against drug cheats

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Athletes from around the world will overtake Calgary for the first-ever Global Athlete Forum beginning on Sunday, designed for sport leaders to have input on how to better protect Olympic sport from the black cloud that continues to overshadow it: doping. But the real change must come from the Olympic athletes themselves.

Calgary among 7 interested in hosting 2026 Olympics

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Canada Calgary 1988 Olympic Uni

Calgary is one of seven cities, or joint-bidding cities, that have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics, the IOC said on Tuesday.

Lillehammer pulls out of running for 2026 Olympics

Friday, March 30th, 2018

The man who organized the most popular Winter Olympics 24 years ago in the Norwegian ski resort of Lillehammer says it's too soon to return in 2026.