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Deo brand gives $1 million to North American women hockey players

In order to keep women’s hockey going during the tough times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deodorant brand Secret has committed $1 million to the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA). The funding is the largest corporate commitment ever »

Sports

Canadian athletes ask for clarity on Olympic anti-protest rule

Canadian athletes are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to clarify and define the certain aspects of their anti-protest rule.  In a statement on Monday, Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission (COC AC), have put forward seven recommendations to the IOC’s »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, International

Olympics cancellation: International pressure grows

– Canada first country to officially pull out. It seems now its more a question of not if, but when, the International Olympic Committee will announce the summer games in Tokyo are off. Canada has announced that it will not »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, International, Society

New international sports body to empower athletes

CBC/BBC announce new group to give international-level athletes a strong voice A former top executive of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a top Olympic cyclist are behind a new athlete-based international sports body. Called Global Athlete, the new body »

International

Olympics to receive most-ever Canadian athletes

Canada is sending 225 athletes and 87 coaches to the Pyeongchang Olympics which start February 9. That makes up the largest-ever delegation and the largest number of athletes to be sent to a winter games. Of the Canadian athletes competing, »

International, Society

Olympic elites ‘making off like bandits,’ says author

Scandals at the Rio Olympic Games are providing more ammunition to those calling for independent oversight to stem Olympic corruption. Yesterday, Irish Olympic official Pat Hickey was arrested in connection with a scheme to sell tickets at greater than face »

Society

High-jumper Derek Drouin wins gold

Using his trademark slow run-up, Canadian Derek Drouin cleared 2.38 metres to take the gold medal at the Rio Olympics yesterday. That makes him Canada’s first Olympic high jump champion since 1932 and the first Canadian in 84 years to »

Health, Society

Newest inductees into Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

Seven new members to be entered into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame were announced today. They include six athletes  and one “builder”. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Presenting Partner, Canadian Tire Corp. revealed the Class of 2016 inductees. The »

Society

New Olympic mittens will help fund athletes

Three Canadian gold medallists have modelled this year’s Olympic mittens which will be sold to raise money to help Canadian athletes going to the games. The program was created just before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and was a big hit »

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The LINK Online, Sat., June 27, 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Carmel Kilkenny, and Marc Montgomery Gay speed skaters Blake Skjellerup and Anastasia Bucsis feature in the documentary To Russia With Love, about the gay rights controversy at the Sochi Winter Olympics © “To Russia With »