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Figure skater Toller Cranston, who won bronze in 1976 Olympics, dies at 65

One of figure skating’s brightest stars and most colourful characters is gone.

Toller Cranston, a larger-than-life star on and off the ice who helped revolutionized the sport, died at his home in Mexico from an apparent heart attack, a Skate Canada spokesperson said Saturday. 1,009 more words

Sports

Ancient Olympic Games: Athletics, Religion, and Politics

“Water is best, and gold, like a blazing fire in the night, stands out supreme of all lordly wealth. But if, my heart, you wish to sing of contests, look no further for any star warmer than the sun, shining by day through the lonely sky, and let us not proclaim any contest greater than Olympia.” – Pindar,  948 more words

Ancient Olympics

On this day: the 1924 Winter Olympics

The first Winter Olympics opened in Chamonix, France on the 25th of January, 1924.

Though both Figure Skating and Ice Hockey had featured in Summer Games in the past, there’d never been an official event for winter sport before. 56 more words

History

Lindsey Vonn Comeback Path to World Record

After injury, hard work and a comeback, watch how Lindsey Vonn broke a world record.

Athletes

Will Snooker be in Tokyo 2020?

On Thursday, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association announced that it has engaged heavily in working alongside the World Confederation of Billiard Sports on a bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. 771 more words

Snooker News

Boston's ban on anti-Olympics talk is unproductive

If you work for the City of Boston and you’re not 100% keen on the idea of the city hosting the 2024 Olympic games—think of the crowds! 719 more words

Leadership

Tom Lahaye-Goffart: The Interview!

We are off to Belgium for this week’s young biathlete interview. Tom Lahaye-Goffart was born on the 4th of April 1996 in Liège. He has already competed in 2 Youth/Junior World Championships in Presque Isle and Obertilliach and achieved his best result of 16th in the Pursuit race last year. 1,068 more words