While Calgary’s Olympic Bid Exploration Committee (CBEC) closed up shop Tuesday after presenting its final report to council earlier this summer, city administration is busy working on whether or not to proceed with a bid for the… 483 more words
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It’s been 14 years since Canadian high-performance athletes have seen a jump in the federal government’s financial aid.
Jeff Christie, in fact, was one of those who benefited back then. 542 more words
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
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
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