TORONTO — The federal government announced a $5-million annual funding commitment on Friday to support Canada’s “next generation” athletes, putting a dollar figure on a promise made in the 2015 budget. 399 more words
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Calgary has extra time to consider a possible bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics because the International Olympic Committee has shifted its timelines. 443 more words
Government report deems Canada's Olympic funding model a success but changes needed to address sudden cash cutoffs
By Donna Spencer
A shake-up is coming in how Canada pays for its athletes to win Olympic and Paralympic medals.
The Department of Canadian Heritage, with Sport Canada under its umbrella, released a report Thursday from its review of “targeted excellence,” a system established over a decade ago that doles out money based on the ability to win medals. 885 more words
By summer Calgarians are going to face the question — does this city want the 2026 Olympic Winter Games?
It’s now quite likely that city council will approve a bid. 660 more words
REGINA — Sprinter Akeem Haynes is grateful for every penny he receives in carding money from the federal government.
The 2016 Olympic bronze medallist lost that support for a time in 2015 and ended up sleeping on his training partner’s floor for months before his coach found out and bought him a bed. 851 more words
Canadian Olympic Committee takes another step in targeted pursuit of medals with analytics partnership
TORONTO — In a ballroom of a chichi Toronto hotel on Wednesday morning, two executives with SAS Canada stood on a tastefully-lit stage and roused company troops with a presentation about their analytic products. 854 more words