‘Bigger than media’: Olympians call for greater mental health support for athletes

Canadian Olympic champion Alexander Kopacz is no stranger to media attention. While the 31-year-old former bobsledder enjoyed the spotlight during his athletic career, he felt there were times when there … Read More

COVID-19: Canadian Olympic track and field trials get green light to go ahead in Montreal

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 27, 2021 4:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Athletics Canada says it has … Read More

‘Risks just too high’: Calls grow to cancel Tokyo Olympics amid Japan’s COVID-19 surge

After a year of “uncertainty and immense unprecedented challenges,” Canadian Olympic gold medalist Erica Wiebe is looking forward to competing in her second Olympic Games later this year. The 31-year-old … Read More

Spectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19

Spectators from abroad will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months, the IOC and local organizers said Saturday. The decision was announced after an online … Read More

Tokyo Olympic organizers to unveil coronavirus safety ‘playbook’ in early February

Remember the word: Playbook. This is the rule book that the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers are set to roll out next week to explain how 15,400 Olympic and … Read More

Tokyo Olympics organizers, Japanese government deny report Games will be cancelled

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, local organizers and the Japanese government are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled. Now set to open July … Read More

Tokyo Olympics must go on ‘at any cost’ even if coronavirus lasts into 2021: minister

The rearranged Tokyo Olympic Games must be held “at any cost” in 2021, Japan’s Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference, Hashimoto said the Games … Read More

$72 million in federal funding earmarked for Canadian sport amid coronavirus pandemic

Gymnastics Canada laid off 70 per cent of its staff this week. The organization’s chief executive officer hopes the emergency funding announced Friday by the federal government allows him to … Read More

Coronavirus: IOC official disagrees COVID-19 vaccine needed for Tokyo Olympics

The head of the IOC’s co-ordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday he disagrees with suggestions by some scientists and doctors that a vaccine for COVID-19 is needed to … Read More

Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official

It is too early to consider lifting Japan’s state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday, adding that it will be difficult … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada refuses to send athletes to Tokyo Olympics unless Games postponed

Canada won’t have a team at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics unless the Games are postponed — a bold move that would at least give Canadian athletes some sense of direction … Read More

IOC position on Tokyo Olympics draws mixed reaction from Canadian athletes

Canadian athletes have mixed feelings about the International Olympic Committee’s four-week deadline to determine the fate of the Tokyo Games. In an open letter to athletes on Sunday, IOC president … Read More

IOC says it will take 1 month to decide future of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

By Karolos Grohmann Reuters Posted March 22, 2020 2:40 pm Updated March 22, 2020 2:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ … Read More

Swimming Canada backs U.S. calls to postpone Olympics amid coronavirus pandemic

OTTAWA  — Swimming Canada says it backs its rivals from the United States when it comes to finding a solution for the Olympic Games. Early Friday, the head of USA … Read More

Coronavirus: Swimming Canada backs U.S. in concerns over Olympics

OTTAWA  — Swimming Canada says it backs its rivals from the United States when it comes to finding a solution for the Olympic Games. Early Friday, the head of USA … Read More

‘Insensitive and irresponsible’: Hayley Wickenheiser calls out IOC decision on Olympics

The International Olympic Committee reiterated that the Tokyo Games will go as planned on Tuesday, despite a sports world that has screeched to a halt over the coronavirus panedmic. Amid … Read More

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