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WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

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Latest update : 2016-05-28

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil. 336 more words

Up with this I will not putt

It was hugely disappointing last week to read reports of the decision of the Muirfield Golf Club to continue to exclude women members from joining their ironically named ‘Honourable Company’. 328 more words

EXCLUSIVE Katie Taylor: ‘I’ll come back even stronger’

Katie Taylor tells John Dennen the only thing that will ease the pain of this World bronze is the Olympic gold medal in Rio

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Krista DuChene set for Calgary tune-up to Rio Olympics

No one should be surprised if Krista DuChene is the first woman across the finish line in Sunday’s Calgary Half-Marathon.

The race doubles as the Canadian championship, after all, and DuChene has been crowned as the best in the country before. 520 more words


Canada fights for Rio Olympics men's volleyball berth at last-chance qualifier in Japan

When the Canadian men’s volleyball team lost to Cuba in January, it made their road to the Rio Olympics a whole lot harder.

By losing on that fateful night in Edmonton, the Canadians missed the chance to book the ticket to the Olympics that comes with winning the NORCECA Olympic qualifying tournament. 585 more words


Canadian LPGAers pumped for Olympic shot

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Like a lot of Canadians, Alena Sharp watches the Olympic Games. She loves the Olympics.

But getting the chance to live the Olympic dream? 713 more words


Claressa Shields: ‘I repeated the Worlds. I want to repeat the Olympics’

USA’s Claressa Shields is awarded the prize for boxing of the tournament at the Women’s World Championships in Kazakhstan. John Dennen reports from the Barys Arena in Astana… 21 more words