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January 17, 2018 7:08 PM IOC welcomes use of Whistler facilities in potential Calgary 2026 Olympics bid

CALGARY—An official with the International Olympic Committee says it would welcome a potential Calgary 2026 Olympic bid making use of facilities in Whistler, B.C., or elsewhere. Olympic Games executive director Christophe Dubi says the organization encourages bidders to use existing facilities and it’s good news the option is being discussed. In particular 13

January 16, 2018 4:43 PM Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Canada’s flag-bearers for Olympics in Pyeongchang

The ice dancers won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and silver at the 2014 Sochi games in Sochi. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will be Canada’s flag-bearers for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The ice dancers won gold before a home crowd at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and followed that up with silver medals in ice dance and the team event 12

January 16, 2018 1:40 AM Trudeau to unveil Canada’s Olympic flag bearer on Tuesday

Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the Canadian Olympic Committee will announce the flag bearer for the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Tuesday morning. Joining the Prime Minister will be Kent Hehr, Minister 11

January 15, 2018 10:34 PM Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by ex-U.S. gymnastics doctor

Biles said she is one of the “many survivors” that were abused by Larry Nassar. Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Biles, who won four gold medals and five overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter on Monday saying she is one of the “many survivors 12

January 10, 2018 4:08 PM Canada projected to win 33 medals at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: analytics company

The 33 forecasted medals would wallop Canada’s previous top total of 26 claimed at Vancouver 2010. The projection put Canada third in a virtual medal table behind Germany and Norway. The 33 medals forecasted for the Canadian team (seven gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze) would wallop the country’s previous top total of 26 claimed by the host team at the 2010 Winter 11

January 10, 2018 6:14 AM Christine Sinclair clarifies response to Herdman's move

Canadian captain was informed by former coach before announcement went public Canadian captain Christine Sinclair clarified her response to John Herdman leaving the women's national soccer team for the men's squad in a tweet on Tuesday night. Herdman, who led the Canadian women to back-to-back Olympic bronze medals, took over Canada's men's program on Monday 8

January 9, 2018 12:40 PM North Korea, South Korea agree to hold military talks

Delegations from both sides gathered at border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday The two Koreas have agreed in a joint statement to hold talks on reducing military tensions and "actively co-operate" in next month's Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Senior officials of the rival Koreas gathered at the border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday for their 19

January 8, 2018 8:59 PM There will be poutine: First look at Canada Olympic House for Pyeongchang 2018

12,000 square-foot space will be "home-away-from-home" for Canadian athletes and fans Homesick Canadian Olympians can cheer up by eating poutine in the freezing cold at Team Canada's headquarters for the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the games one month away, the Canadian Olympic Committee unveiled its Canada Olympic House on Monday 28

January 6, 2018 6:20 PM Trump says he’s open to speaking with Kim Jong Un as North Korea, South Korea prepare for talks

North and South Korea have agreed to discuss co-operation on the upcoming Olympics in South Korea, as well as other issues, in rare talks set to begin Tuesday. Trump calls that “a big start.” THURMONT, MD.—U.S. President Donald Trump says he’s open to talking with the North Korean leader he’s called “Rocket Man” and is hoping some good can come from upcoming 10

December 27, 2017 9:56 PM Head of Russia’s 2018 World Cup organizing committee steps down

Earlier this month, Vitaly Mutko received a lifetime Olympic ban from the IOC over alleged involvement in a state-sponsored doping scheme. Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian whistleblower who provided evidence of the scheme and now is in hiding in the United States, has alleged that the country’s soccer teams also took part. Vitaly Mutko, a deputy prime 17