COC unveils ‘Ice In Our Veins’ campaign for Rio Olympics

After a strong performance at the Winter Olympics, the Canadian Olympic Committee is sticking with a wintry theme for its Rio 2016 brand campaign. The COC launched the “Ice In Our Veins” campaign Wednesday morning with the Summer Olympics just 100 days away. Tennis star Milos Raonic, sprinter Justyn Warner and diver Jennifer Abel are […]

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Greece prepares for Olympic flame-lighting ceremony

Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun’s rays on her metal torch. Come rain or shine on Thursday’s official lighting ceremony, Rio de Janeiro has now secured its Olympic flame, which will burn in the Brazilian host […]

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Jean-Luc Brassard’s resignation could lead to a public healing of the COC

The word “ethics” appears in the agenda for the Canadian Olympic Committee’s weekend gathering in Regina. So does “governance.” But the phrase “public reckoning” does not. Former freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard’s decision to quit as chef de mission for this summer’s Rio Olympics has sharpened the focus on a question the COC has not yet […]

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Jean-Luc Brassard quits as Canada’s chef de mission for Rio Olympics

Freestyle skiing champion Jean-Luc Brassard, who earlier this year criticized the Canadian Olympic Committee’s handling of alleged sexual harassment by former president Marcel Aubut, has stepped down as Canada’s chef de mission for the Summer Games in Rio. Back in February, Brassard told Radio-Canada he would considering resigning over the Aubut scandal. The COC said […]

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