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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 »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Canadian Olympic star hopes to compete with U.S team

Canada’s two-time gold medal bobsleigh winner, is planning now to try to join the U.S team. Calgary’s Kaillie Humphries, 34, won Olympic gold in 2010 and 2014 and bronze in 2018 in the women’s two-person bobsleigh. Last August she filed »

Economy, International, Sports

Canadian investor to build first-ever ice rink for Jamaica hockey team

A Canadian investor has shown great interest in building an ice rink for the Jamaican ice hockey team on the north coast of the country, according to Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture. As the Jamaican team »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

The forgotten Olympic gold medallist, who in fact is Canadian

He’s someone whose history is somewhat stuck between two countries, the U.S. and Canada. He was a Canadian, but for many decades was claimed by the U.S. and thought to be American by most Canadians, if they thought of him »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, Society

Winter Olympics 2026: Calgary out?

The city of Calgary Alberta had been a good choice for the 2026 Winter Olympics in competition with Sweden and Italy. However there has been a good deal of opposition from the public over the estimated costs of the event »

The Link

The LINK Online, Aug 17,18,19, 2018

Your hosts this week Terry, Er, Marc Even with tracking function off, Google still knows where you are and keeps the information A recent investigation shows that your movements are still being tracked and recorded even when you turn your »