Calgary Borrows Additional research of 2026 Olympics bid — with conditions

Calgary could stop considering a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games if the provincial and federal governments do not agree to financially support the process by early in the new year. City councillors on Monday voted to give municipal bureaucrats $1-million to continue research into bidding for the Games. Calgary’s administrators will likely receive […]

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Putin accuses U.S. of election meddling over Russian doping allegations

President Vladimir Putin is indicating a recent flurry of Russian sports doping allegations could be an American effort to intervene in next year’s Russian presidential election. On Thursday, four Russian cross-country skiers were found guilty of doping in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. In all, six Russian skiers have been found guilty by an International Olympics […]

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Canadian powerlifter Niko Somos gets two-year sanction for anti-doping Breach

Canadian powerlifter Niko Somos obtained a two-year sanction in the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport on Monday for an anti-doping rule breach. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on July 9, revealed the presence of illegal stimulants (oxilofrine and 1,3-dimethylbutylamine), the CCES stated in a release. The stimulants are categorized as […]

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Canadian Olympic hockey jerseys for 2018 Games unveiled

Canada’s search for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic hockey tournaments was unveiled. Three versions of this jersey — in white, red, and black — have been shown today for the national men’s, women’s and sledge hockey teams. A large Maple Leaf is featured prominently on all three uniforms with Canada spelled out in block letters […]

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Pyeongchang gets Olympic flame for 2018 Winter Games

The Olympic flame was passed to organizers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, and it’ll now head off on a 100-day journey across South Korea prior to the opening ceremony on Feb. 9. Pyeongchang organizing committee president Lee Hee-beom said the games are an Olympics of “peace and stability,” despite tension between the host […]

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Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games torch lit in ancient Olympia

The torch for the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics was lit in ancient Olympia on Tuesday using the backup flame from the dress rehearsal due to rainy weather, kicking off the countdown for the first winter Games in Asia outside Japan. The run-up to the Feb. 9-25 Olympics has been overshadowed by the escalating crisis on […]

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