'It shows recklessness': Olympic preparations continue despite criticism

'It shows recklessness': Olympic preparations continue despite criticism

Despite growing criticism, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) insisted Wednesday it remains full steam ahead for this year’s Summer Games in Tokyo. With the coronavirus continuing to spread and the death toll climbing, many are calling on the IOC to postpone the Games, scheduled to begin July 24. The IOC made a number of calls on Wednesday […]

Olympic gold medallist Conor Dwyer retires after receiving doping ban

Olympic gold medallist Conor Dwyer retires after receiving doping ban

American double Olympic champion Conor Dwyer said Friday he was retiring from swimming on the day he was handed a 20-month doping ban that ruled him out of next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) earlier announced that an independent three-member panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) determined the suspension after Dwyer […]

Olympic, world medallists among 5 Russian weightlifters facing new doping charges

Olympic, world medallists among 5 Russian weightlifters facing new doping charges

Five Russian weightlifters, all of them world or European championship medallists, face doping charges which could herald a new wave of cases across a range of sports. The International Weightlifting Federation said Tuesday that evidence against the five lifters, including Olympic bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov, comes from new investigations by the World Anti-Doping Agency into […]

Road to the Olympic Games: ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships

Road to the Olympic Games: ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships

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Road to the Olympic Games: 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Road to the Olympic Games: 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Click on the video player on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET to watch Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly show spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. On this week’s program we feature action from the 2018 Youth Olympic Games from Buenos Aires, Argentina. CBC | Sports News

Watch the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Watch the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Click on the video player above to watch action from the 2018 Youth Olympic Games from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Coverage continues for the duration of the Games. Canada has 72 athletes competing in the third edition of the Summer Games. Event times are subject to change. All times listed in ET. Day 1: Sunday, Oct. 7 — 6 a.m. 6 […]

Jesse Lumsden let football dreams go, prepares for third Olympic Games

Jesse Lumsden let football dreams go, prepares for third Olympic Games

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Jesse Lumsden had his career mapped out. A football star in university, the running back was going to play in the CFL for a decade or more, rumble to some rushing titles and win a couple of Grey Cups. But life doesn’t always go according to plan. Six seasons in the professional game […]