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

Canadian lugers slide to country’s 1st medal at Youth Olympics

Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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Two 16-year-old lugers from Whistler, B.C., captured Canada's first medal at the Youth Olympics on Saturday. With snow falling on the iconic St Moritz-Celerina Olympia Bob Run, the Canadian women's luge duo of Caitlin Nash and Natalie Corless slid to silver with their family and friends cheering wildly at the bottom of the track.

Olympic spirit burning brightly at the Youth Olympics in Switzerland

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Downtown Lausanne has been transformed into a Winter Youth Olympics wonderland as locals and fans from around the world have gathered to celebrate the first Games in the country since St. Moritz hosted the Olympics in 1948.

Canadian curlers keeping heads up after being eliminated at Youth Olympics

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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Wearing the Maple Leaf at an international event is the ultimate goal for any Canadian curler. The competition within the curling-crazed nation is extraordinary. And so too is the pressure. Representing Canada in curling comes with a heavy weight and great responsibility.

Canada’s comeback curling kids have fight and resilience in their DNA

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Emily Deschenes and her curling teammates have brought a never-give-up mentality to Team Canada at the Youth Olympics. For Deschenes, it's an attitude she's needed since the day she was born.

Canadian figure skaters motivated by ‘valuable’ Youth Olympic experience

Monday, January 13th, 2020

While the lessons learned at the Youth Olympic Games will pay massive dividends down the road for Canada's athletes, they want to deliver their best performances now and win badly for their country. That was evident at Monday's figure skating competition.

Canadian pair skate to season-best performance at Youth Olympics

Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Just one week ago, Toronto's Brooke McIntosh was celebrating her 15th birthday. Today, in front of a capacity crowd and the bright lights shining down, McIntosh and her pairs partner Brandon Toste skated to a season-best performance at the Youth Olympics.

Canadian biathlon sisterhood shines at Youth Olympic Games

Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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Women who shoot and ski together, stay together. At least that's been the motto for Canadian biathletes Pascale Paradis, Jenna Sharrington and Naomi Walch for most of their lives.

Canadians help make history as ski mountaineering debuts at Youth Olympics

Friday, January 10th, 2020
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The emotion of the historic moment was evident Friday afternoon on the sun-splashed Villar Winter Park mountainside in Switzerland as 48 young women and men from around the world competed in the first-ever Youth Olympics ski mountaineering event.

Youth Olympics aim to change the Olympic movement

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Canada is one of 79 nations participating in the 2020 Youth Olympics, which opened Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland with a distinctly youthful feel.

A look inside the Athletes’ Vortex at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

For the first time in the history of the Youth Olympics all athletes are being housed under one roof. The Vortex, as it's called, is where more than 1,870 athletes from 79 countries are staying during the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics.