Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/D3 Rio 2016’ Category

Rio Olympics: Robberies prompt calls for increased security

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Australia's Olympic team leader is urging Brazilian authorities to implement Olympic-scale security now in Rio de Janeiro "before an athlete gets hurt."

Olympic leaders ponder stricter anti-doping measures ahead of Rio

Monday, June 20th, 2016

With a ban on Russia's track and field athletes already in place, Olympic leaders are looking at further anti-doping measures ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Games. The status of other sports in Russia, as well as other countries and sports with poor doping records, could come under scrutiny at an Olympic summit in Lausanne on Tuesday.

Russia opens criminal case against former anti-doping lab head Rodchenkov

Saturday, June 18th, 2016
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Russian authorities have opened a criminal case against Grigory Rodchenkov, the country's former anti-doping laboratory director, who has become a key informant for allegations of doping at the Sochi Olympics.

Rio-bound international athletes worth following

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Ten of the most entertaining international Rio-bound Olympians that you really must be following on social media.

WADA mishandled doping confession, Dick Pound says

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Dick Pound says the organization didn’t react "smartly" to a Russian athlete's admission of state-supported doping in 2012.

Big-name athletes put health first, say no to Rio Olympics

Monday, June 13th, 2016

As the Rio Olympics draw closer, many athletes from across the world have chosen to skip the Summer Games following the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil or due to their busy schedules, while others have left their primary sport in hopes of realizing their dreams in another.

Can Canada beat odds and meet its medal target in Rio?

Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Canada would have to beat the odds to meet its goal of finishing in the top 12 in the medal count at the Rio Olympics, according to recent data analysis from Gracenote Sports.

Canadian Olympic Committee ready for Rio despite challenging times

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

With the Rio Games now just two months away, COC chief executive officer Chris Overholt said Thursday that the committee has taken on its challenges and is looking to the future.

Zika won’t be a threat during Olympics: Rio organizers

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Brazilian Olympic organizers have told the IOC that the risk of Zika infection will be dramatically reduced during the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

Debut domination: Canada looks to continue unique streak in Rio

Friday, May 27th, 2016
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Each of the past three Olympics (summer or winter), a Canadian has won a medal in an event appearing for the very first time.