Olympics

Canadian sisters Justine Dufour-Lapointe, left, and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, right, show off their gold and silver medals from women’s freestyle moguls after the medal ceremony at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Sunday, February 9, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Money, medals putting pressure on Canadian high-performance sport culture

Athletes, observers raising questions about how some Canadians are treated in the pursuit of medals

 

Memebrs of Canada’s 4 X100-metre relay team celebrate their bronze medal win during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Aug.6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada to receive 4×100 men’s relay silver medals from Tokyo Olympics

Move coming after court ruled against British sprinter tested for prohibited substance

 

Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.Three University of Toronto sport scholars are asking Canada's sport minister to take a look at Own The Podium's mandate amid mounting allegations of athlete maltreatment.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

University of Toronto scholars ask Sport Minister for a review of Own The Podium

Mounting allegations of athlete maltreatment, prioritizing results over health and safety

Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.Three University of Toronto sport scholars are asking Canada's sport minister to take a look at Own The Podium's mandate amid mounting allegations of athlete maltreatment.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Mission’s Brent Hayden, shown here displaying his bronze medal, came just short of winning another medal in his comeback in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Brent Hayden Facebook)

Mission Olympian Brent Hayden hangs up the trunks, announces 2nd retirement

Bronze-medal swimmer came close to another medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games

Mission’s Brent Hayden, shown here displaying his bronze medal, came just short of winning another medal in his comeback in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Brent Hayden Facebook)
Kaillie Humphries, of the United States, sings the national anthem after winning the gold medal in the women’s monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. Humphries had just become the first woman in history to win Olympic gold medals for two different countries. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Kaillie Humphries’ legal battle with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton subject of documentary

‘Uphill Slide: The Kaillie Humphries Story’, set to be released later this year

Kaillie Humphries, of the United States, sings the national anthem after winning the gold medal in the women’s monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. Humphries had just become the first woman in history to win Olympic gold medals for two different countries. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Guo Yujie and Wang Zhidong carry the flag of China as they make their entrance during the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

As war rages, Paralympics open in Beijing without Russia

Paralympic organizers initially announced Russians and Belarusians would be allowed to compete

Guo Yujie and Wang Zhidong carry the flag of China as they make their entrance during the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.

B.C. vying for multiple international sports events to boost tourism

The province has expressed interest in hosting the FIFA World Cup, Invictus Games and Winter Olympics

BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.
A huge electronic billboard shows a photo of Kamila Valieva with words “Kamila, we are with you” on the building of the Cosmos hotel in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Russian teenager Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

IOC urges sports bodies to cancel events in Russia, Belarus

Volleyball, shooting and hockey all have world championships scheduled to be held in Russia

A huge electronic billboard shows a photo of Kamila Valieva with words “Kamila, we are with you” on the building of the Cosmos hotel in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Russian teenager Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
Fireworks light up the sky over Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Olympics say goodbye to Asia after a star-crossed run

Earliest the Summer Games could return is 2036, and India might be the favorite

Fireworks light up the sky over Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted

At the Beijing Games, B.C. goaltender Kimberly Newell is a Chinese sensation

Newell’s performance and love for her heritage have made her a star

British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted
Canada forward Emily Clark (26) scores on Switzerland goaltender Saskia Maurer during second period women’s ice hockey semifinals action Monday, February 14, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

4 Olympians carry Penticton with them to Beijing

Olympic Women’s Hockey had 4 alumni from Penticton’s Okanagan Hockey Academy program

Canada forward Emily Clark (26) scores on Switzerland goaltender Saskia Maurer during second period women’s ice hockey semifinals action Monday, February 14, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada’s Marielle Thompson celebartes winning a silver medal in women’s ski cross during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s Thompson wins silver in women’s ski cross at Beijing Olympics

Canada’s women drop out of curling contention, men to play for bronze

Canada’s Marielle Thompson celebartes winning a silver medal in women’s ski cross during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, trains at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Valieva tumbles out of the medals in Olympic figure skating

Valieva was permitted to skate despite failing a doping test weeks before the Beijing Games

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, trains at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee,competes in the women’s short program during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Russian skater Valieva listed two legal oxygen boosters on Olympic forms

Valieva is considered a “protected person” under anti-doping rules and could escape major sanctions

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee,competes in the women’s short program during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Team Sweden forward Lucas Wallmark (23) celebrates after scoring as Team Canada forward Mason McTavish (32) looks on during third period men’s quarter-final hockey action at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Sweden knocks Canadian men’s hockey team out of Olympic medal contention

Canada will go home without a medal in the sport for the first time in 16 years

Team Sweden forward Lucas Wallmark (23) celebrates after scoring as Team Canada forward Mason McTavish (32) looks on during third period men’s quarter-final hockey action at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Charles Hamelin (6) of Canada after winning gold in the men’s 5,000-metre short-track speedskating relay final at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Hamelin becomes Canada’s most decorated male Winter Olympian with 5,000m relay gold

Hamelin now tied with sprinter Andre De Grasse for most Olympic medals won by any Canadian man

Charles Hamelin (6) of Canada after winning gold in the men’s 5,000-metre short-track speedskating relay final at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
United States’ Cayla Barnes (3) and Canada’s Sarah Nurse (20) chase the puck during a preliminary round women’s hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Superpowers of women’s hockey set for another gold medal Olympic collision

Canada and the US ready to stage another clash of the titans Wednesday in Beijing

United States’ Cayla Barnes (3) and Canada’s Sarah Nurse (20) chase the puck during a preliminary round women’s hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Canada’s Laurie Blouin falls on her first jump during the women’s snowboard big air final at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Blouin fell on two of her three jumps to finish eighth in the women’s snowboarding big air event at the Beijing Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot wins second medal in Beijing with bronze in big air

Parrot won slopestyle on Feb. 7, three years after chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma.

Canada’s Laurie Blouin falls on her first jump during the women’s snowboard big air final at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Blouin fell on two of her three jumps to finish eighth in the women’s snowboarding big air event at the Beijing Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Valerie Maltais (right) Ivanie Blondin (left) and Isabelle Weidemann of Canada celebrate with their gold medals during a medal ceremony for the speedskating women’s team pursuit at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jae C. Hong

Women’s pursuit speedskating team gives Canada elusive second Olympic gold

Eight days later, Canada steps back up to the top of the podium in Biejing

Valerie Maltais (right) Ivanie Blondin (left) and Isabelle Weidemann of Canada celebrate with their gold medals during a medal ceremony for the speedskating women’s team pursuit at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jae C. Hong