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Editorial: Calgarians seem to be warming to hosting Olympics

The city-financed committee looking into the merits of bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics won’t make a recommendation until this summer. Still, a poll that finds 61 per cent support for pursuing the Games is encouraging, and proof the committee’s work is worthwhile. 419 more words


Surprise and caution greets poll results supporting a second Calgary Olympics bid

Polling that shows 61 per cent of Calgarians support another bid for hosting the Winter Olympics boosts what seems an underdog position, says one city councillor. 490 more words

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Calgary likes the ring of Olympic bid, new poll finds

Calgarians are game for an Olympic repeat, according to a new poll.

The Mainstreet poll, commissioned by Postmedia, found a solid majority of 61 per cent of those surveyed are on board with the city crafting a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, compared with 28 per cent who would rather see a bid put on ice. 738 more words

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Erik Guay, Alex Harvey leading a golden generation of Canadian ski racers

CALGARY — Erik Guay and Alex Harvey might only receive cursory mention — if any — on the national TV sportscasts. They might be routinely nudged off the front page by Auston Matthews vs. 913 more words


Indian hockey set to introduce coach accreditation system

New Delhi: There is a recurring theme whenever top hockey coaches speak of success and failure. 826 more words


Message addressed to President Thomas Bach of the IOC

Dear Friends,

Conscientious Japanese citizens are bewildered by the widening gap between the ongoing Olympic preparations
and the increasing report regarding the deepening of the Fukushima crisis.The Moritomo School scandal continues to draw nation-wide… 163 more words

Nuclear Crisis

Lessons learned from Zola Budd

Chapter 7 of Neil Macfarlane’s “Sport and politics – a world divided” recounts how the Daily Mail campaigned for South African athlete Zola Budd to apply for British citizenship during the apartheid era. 368 more words