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October 15, 2018 2:18 AM Korean government officials meet to discuss post-summit specifics

In their third summit this year, Moon and Kim committed to reviving economic co-operation when possible, voicing optimism that international sanctions could end and allow such activity, and holding a groundbreaking ceremony by the end of the year on an ambitious project to connect their roads and railways. The North and South also announced measures 7

October 12, 2018 4:42 PM Stockholm city government deal threatens 2026 Olympics bid

Stockholm’s bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates. A new coalition deal announced Friday to run Stockholm’s city government, between a centre-right alliance and environmentalists, requires no taxpayer funding for a Winter Games. “The starting point for all our parties 13

October 9, 2018 10:17 PM Canada might have to rescue the Winter Olympics

Not to put too much pressure on Canada, especially given the current state of the neighbours, but it may be up to us to save the Olympics. Not the movement itself, of course. There are lots of Canadians like Beckie Scott and Dick Pound and others who are fighting the good fight on existential underpinnings like doping. And thank goodness for them. But for the moment 15

September 29, 2018 10:06 PM Canadian women fall to China, will play for seventh place at basketball worlds

Canada will come sputtering home carrying a large measure of disappointment from the women’s world basketball championship. Once again undone by a bad fourth quarter, Canada lost 76-71 to China on Saturday morning and now can finish no better than seventh in the 16-team tournament. Coming off a fifth at the 2014 worlds and back-to-back top-eight finishes 13

September 24, 2018 9:10 PM Canadian women ready for key showdown versus France at basketball World Cup

Since they conducted the draw for the women’s basketball World Cup back in February, Tuesday has been the date Canada has been waiting for. France. The top of the preliminary round pool at stake. All that goes with it. A rivalry renewed. A chance for Canada to avenge a loss in the 2016 Rio Olympics quarterfinals while reliving a win in the playoff round 15

September 19, 2018 8:05 PM It’s no slam dunk, but Glen Grunwald has high hopes for Canada Basketball

Having already played a significant role in one chapter of Canadian basketball history, Glen Grunwald has his eyes set on another. One of the first employees of the Toronto Raptors, coming on board long before the team played its first game, Grunwald was instrumental in negotiating a rocky first few years for the now well-established franchise 26

September 19, 2018 4:00 PM North and South Korean planning joint bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee traditionally does not announce host cities until seven years ahead of the games. That would give the Koreas until 2025 to put together a joint bid. Germany, with a multi-city bid, Brisbane, Australia and Jakarta, Indonesia are among those who have indicated they would bid for the 2032 Games. The India Olympic Committee 8

September 16, 2018 8:59 PM Raonic seals Canada’s Davis Cup win over Netherlands

Raonic, No. 20 on the ATP Tour, was the highest-ranked player in the tie. Despite being a lopsided matchup on paper, Griekspoor came out strong, taking a 3-1 lead in the first set. Raonic leaned more and more on his big serve, firing nine aces to Griekspoor’s one to battle back and take the set. Raonic took firm control of the match in the second set. He added 13

September 12, 2018 11:05 PM L.A. Kings’ Ilya Kovalchuk begins his NHL second act in Hollywood

No one recognized him at the airport when he arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday. But Kings fans would like his face to be ubiquitous, preferably in goal-scoring celebrations and wins. How much Kovalchuk, 35, has left is one of the tantalizing questions of the upcoming NHL season. He’s returning from a five-year break from the NHL during which he played 21

August 29, 2018 10:05 PM Canadian women prepare to take on basketball world

When the country calls, the best players answer “yes” with unfailing consistency and it’s left Lisa Thomaidis, the head coach of Canada’s senior women’s basketball team, with a delightful dilemma. Thomaidis will gather 15 athletes at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre on Thursday to begin final preparations for the world championship next month, and it might 12