Sports

  • British Olympic team has evacuation plan for Winter Games amid North Korea tensions

    British Olympic leaders have plans in place to evacuate athletes from the 2018 Pyeongchang Games amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula. While the British Olympic Association is not expecting to have to implement those emergency procedures in South Korea, it is preparing for the worst-case scenario. Tensions have risen in the region as North Korea has […]

  • Italy fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1958

    Four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades after losing its playoff to Sweden 1-0 on aggregate. They played to a goalless draw in a quiet San Siro on Monday. It could have been worse for Italy, as Sweden was denied what looked like two clear-cut penalties for […]

  • Donald Trump slams Marshawn Lynch anthem protest

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday’s game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch hasn’t stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season. […]

  • Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame welcomes newest members

    National Hockey League icon Lanny McDonald, speed skating legend Cindy Klassen and golfer Mike Weir were inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday in Toronto. Induction into this hall of fame is considered one of the country’s highest sporting honours. Founded in 1955, the new Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame building opened July […]

  • Raisman calls for changes in USA gymnastics after sexual abuse allegations

    Aly Raisman is ready to talk about “the elephant in the room.” And the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it’s time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue. The 23-year-old is calling for sweeping change in the organization in the wake of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse former national […]

  • U.S. gymnastics doctor facing at least 25 years in prison: report

    A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the agreement ahead of a […]

  • Skeleton gold medallist among 4 more Russians banned for doping

    Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday, leaving the United States as the country with the most medals. Four Russians, all skeleton racers, were banned by the International Olympic Committee for doping, including men’s gold medallist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medallist Elena Nikitina. Russia, […]

  • Are the Olympics worth the risk for Calgary?

    It’s been nearly 30 years since the city of Calgary welcomed the world to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Now, civic leaders are flirting with the idea of doing it again. A potential bid for the 2026 Winter Games has already passed a number of political hurdles at city council, including Monday’s vote to spend up […]

  • Only in Canada? A political attack over hockey fights prompts apology

    Former NHL player Troy Crowder took a lot of hits during his hockey career, and now, as a candidate in Ontario’s next provincial election, he’s fending off political blows. Last week, Crowder unexpectedly found himself the subject of a Liberal attack against Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown. The former right winger was put on defence, […]