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Braid: Calgary edges toward Olympic bid, but do we want it?

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

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'Every little bit helps': Canadian Olympians to get a raise thanks to federal budget

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


January 2017 Coach of the Month - Alex Gardiner

When it comes to putting runners on track for success, Alex Gardiner knows exactly where to start.

The Manitoba Bisons track and field coach has been teaching athletics for more than four decades. 29 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


New Game Plan program helps Canadian athletes balance school and sport

A new initiative has been launched to help alleviate some of the stresses felt by young athletes who are balancing university classes and sport.

“Trying to do the same amount of work that a regular student would do, plus going to practice every day and just killing yourself…it’s hard to do,” University of Calgary student and paratriathlete Stefan Daniel said. 308 more words


Canadian Olympic Committee embraces ruthless calculus of funding medal hopefuls — and few others

TORONTO — There was something wholly appropriate about the chief executive of the Canadian Olympic Committee unveiling its new funding envelope at a hotel ballroom hard by the Toronto financial district. 849 more words


Davie Shipyard recruits former COC president who resigned over sexual harassment allegations

Marcel Aubut, who has been registered as a lobbyist for Davie, disappeared from public view last fall when harassment accusations first surfaced against him

Financial Post