Olympics

Four-time Olympian Bruny Surin poses for a photo, Friday, January 22, 2021 in Laval, Que. Former sprint star Bruny Surin, who was part of Canada’s 4x100-metre relay team that raced to gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, was named the Canadian team’s chef de mission for the 2024 Paris Olympics on Friday, and reflect on the unique Games last summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Former sprint star Surin excited to mentor Canada’s athletes at 2024 Paris Olympics

Former sprint star Surin excited to mentor Canada’s athletes at 2024 Paris 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

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
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
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)
L-R: CAO Sandra Lund, Maddison Pearman, MLA Ron Orr and Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Facebook/Town of Ponoka)

Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman visits hometown

Pearman competed at World Cup Finals last week

L-R: CAO Sandra Lund, Maddison Pearman, MLA Ron Orr and Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Facebook/Town of Ponoka)
FILE - Silver medalist, team Britain, from left, Chijindu Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake pose, during the medal ceremony for the men's 4 x 100-meter relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo. Britain's 4x100-meter relay team has been stripped of its silver medal from the Tokyo Olympics after C.J. Ujah’s doping violation was confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Ujah’s sample taken in Japan in August, 2021, contained the prohibited substances ostarine and S-23, which are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARM) and help with building muscle. Ujah did not challenge the anti-doping rule violation, but CAS said he claimed to have not knowingly or intentionally doped and that “the source of the prohibited substances could have been the ingestion of a contaminated supplement." (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Canada stands to have Tokyo relay medal upgraded over Ujah doping

Canada stands to have Tokyo relay medal upgraded over Ujah doping

FILE - Silver medalist, team Britain, from left, Chijindu Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake pose, during the medal ceremony for the men's 4 x 100-meter relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo. Britain's 4x100-meter relay team has been stripped of its silver medal from the Tokyo Olympics after C.J. Ujah’s doping violation was confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Ujah’s sample taken in Japan in August, 2021, contained the prohibited substances ostarine and S-23, which are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARM) and help with building muscle. Ujah did not challenge the anti-doping rule violation, but CAS said he claimed to have not knowingly or intentionally doped and that “the source of the prohibited substances could have been the ingestion of a contaminated supplement." (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Team Canada celebrates after defeating the United States in women's hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Golden again: Canadian women back on top of Olympic hockey world with win over U.S.

Golden again: Canadian women back on top of Olympic hockey world with win over U.S.

Team Canada celebrates after defeating the United States in women's hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
New York Islanders' Zach Parise (11) and Edmonton Oilers' Cody Ceci (5) and Connor McDavid (97) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Friday, February 11, 2022. The superstar planned to be on the ice in China. Instead, he's catching the action from his couch after the NHL pulled its players from the Games in December due to COVID-19 concerns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Missing Olympics still disappointing for Team Canada fan Connor McDavid

Missing Olympics still disappointing for Team Canada fan Connor McDavid

New York Islanders' Zach Parise (11) and Edmonton Oilers' Cody Ceci (5) and Connor McDavid (97) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Friday, February 11, 2022. The superstar planned to be on the ice in China. Instead, he's catching the action from his couch after the NHL pulled its players from the Games in December due to COVID-19 concerns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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 becomes Canada’s most decorated male Winter Olympian with 5,000m relay gold

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
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
Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, of the United States, perform their routine in the ice dance competition during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Valieva remains in Olympics; Shiffrin preps for downhill

Valieva remains in Olympics; Shiffrin preps for downhill

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, of the United States, perform their routine in the ice dance competition during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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 gold in Beijing

Women’s pursuit speedskating team gives Canada elusive second gold in Beijing

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
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
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
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
Christine De Bruin, of Canada, drives during the women’s monobob heat 3 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dmitri Lovetsky

De Bruin wins monobob bronze, Canada roars into women’s hockey final

Stony Plain native picks up Canada’s first sliding medal of the Beijing Olympics

Christine De Bruin, of Canada, drives during the women’s monobob heat 3 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dmitri Lovetsky
Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, leaves the ice after a training session at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Russian skater can compete, but medal ceremony won’t be held

Panel rules Valieva does not need to be provisionally suspended ahead of a full investigation

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Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, leaves the ice after a training session at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Canada’s Steven Dubois celebrates his bronze medal finish at the finish line for the men’s 500 metre short-track speed skating final at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada’s Steven Dubois wins second short-track medal with 500-metre bronze

Canada’s men’s curling team had comfortable 10-5 win over Americans

Canada’s Steven Dubois celebrates his bronze medal finish at the finish line for the men’s 500 metre short-track speed skating final at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen catches his breath after competing in the men’s 10,000 metre speedskating race at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Friday, February 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Medal hopeful Bloemen fades in men’s 10,000; Jones loses 1st curling match at Games

Medal hopeful Bloemen fades in men’s 10,000; Jones loses 1st curling match at Games

Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen catches his breath after competing in the men’s 10,000 metre speedskating race at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Friday, February 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson