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International, Sports

Olympics ‘2020-1’, Maybe no fans, maybe no games

With the coronavirus showing no signs of diminishing around the world, questions are arising about the already once-postponed summer Olympics. Originally set for last summer in Tokyo, the Games were postponed to this summer in the hope the virus would »

International, Sports

Canada’s Olympic athletes say they’ll wait their turn for vaccine

Just a few days after a prominent IOC official said Olympic athletes should get priority for vaccination against COVID, the athletes themselves have spoken up with a different view. Canadian Dick Pound said that to ensure the Tokyo Olympics can »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Sports

Vancouver mulls 2030 Olympic bid, Indigenous groups to lead

At the beginning of the month, Canada’s west coast city of Vancouver was considering to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Councillor Melissa de Genova originally tabled a motion in April to consider a bid for the games, but that »

Politics, Society, Sports

Vancouver council votes to postpone discussion of 2030 Winter Olympics bid

Vancouver city council voted Wednesday night to postpone a decision on whether it wants to explore hosting a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Municipal councillors voted 7 to 4 to postpone the discussion until early 2021 to allow the »

Economy, International, Politics, Sports

Boycott the 2022 China Winter Olympics?

When China was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics back in 2015,  Beijing became the first city to hold both a Summer (2008) and Winter Games. Since then China has risen in military and economic power, surpassing the U.S. as the »

Health, International, Sports

Japan says Olympics will happen, but doubt increases daily due to COVID-19

As of Tuesday the International Olympic Committee said there were no plans to cancel or postpone the summer event in Tokyo scheduled to take place between July 24 and August 8. This comes even as the Vice-President of Japan’s Olympic »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

Olympic sliding track in Calgary: future in grave doubt

It was a world-class facility in its day, but now some three decades years after it was built for the 1988 Olympics, the Calgary luge, bobsleigh, skeleton facility is in dire need of repairs. Canada only has two sliding tracks »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Olympic bobsledder wins release from Canada to try for U.S.

After a highly publicized complaint against official Canada’s bobsleigh organisation, medal winner Kaillie Humphries has been granted a release from Bobsleigh-Canada-Skeleton (BCS), the official national sports organisation. Humphries had filed a complaint against the team coach alleging repeated verbal and »

International

Canada’s Linda Morais captures world wrestling championship gold

Canadian athlete Linda Morais won gold in the under 59 kg category at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The 26-year-old Ontario athlete, from Tecumseh, defeated Russian Liubov Ovcharova in the final. But it wasn’t easy for her. After »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Canadian Olympians: One denied, two retire

Gold medal ice-dance pair “stepping away” from the sport After 22 years and countless international medals and awards, Olympic gold medal ice dance pair Tessa Virtue, 30, and Scott Moir, 32, announced late last night that they are retiring from »