Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Canadian Olympic Committee praises health measures ahead of Friday’s opening of Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
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Team Canada's chief medical officer says no members of Canada's delegation in Japan has tested positive for COVID-19, just hours away from the Olympics opening ceremony.

Christine Sinclair’s goal gives Canada an early lead over Japan

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
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Captain Christine Sinclair gives Canada a 1-0 lead over Japan with her record-extending 187th international goal of her career.

Canadian athletes say Tokyo Olympic Village different than any other, yet familiar in age of COVID

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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The Tokyo Games may simply be an extension of the wretched COVID world all of us, including athletes, have been living in for more than a year. The Olympic Village, which will house more than 10,000 athletes from every corner of the world, is proof.

Staging safe Olympics would provide path to getting past pandemic, says Japanese PM

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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The world needs to see that Japan can stage a safe Olympics, the country's prime minister told sports officials Tuesday ahead of the Tokyo Games.

1st COVID-19 case confirmed at Tokyo Olympic Village

Friday, July 16th, 2021
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An official related to the Tokyo Games has become the first resident at the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19.

IOC’s Thomas Bach arrives in Tokyo; greeted by state of emergency

Thursday, July 8th, 2021
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrived in Tokyo on Thursday just as a ban on spectators at the Tokyo Olympics is likely after Japan Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga announced a state of emergency because of rising coronavirus infections in the capital.

Japan considering ban on Olympic spectators, prepares state of emergency for Tokyo

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
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Japan is considering banning all spectators from the Olympics, several sources told Reuters on Wednesday, with authorities expected to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo to contain coronavirus infections 16 days before the Games begin.

Tokyo Olympics to allow limit of 10,000 local fans in venues

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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The Tokyo Olympics will allow some local fans to attend when the games open in just over a month, organizing committee officials and the IOC said on Monday. Organizers set a limit of 50 per cent of capacity up to a maximum of 10,000 fans for all Olympic venues.

Feds approve national quarantine exemption for Canada’s Olympians

Friday, June 18th, 2021
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The federal government has approved a travel exemption for Canada's Olympic hopefuls that will allow them to train on home soil without undergoing a 14-day quarantine after returning to the country.

Tokyo Olympics are on despite pandemic, opposition, says Canadian IOC official

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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Will the postponed Tokyo Olympics open despite rising opposition and the pandemic. The answer is almost certainly "yes." Senior International Olympic Committee member Richard Pound was emphatic in an interview with a British newspaper.