Sports/Olympics

New athlete-led movement aims to drive change across the sporting world

February 13, 2019

Rob Koehler was tired of athletes being told to keep quiet and determined to see them balance the power with sports administrators. To that end, the Montreal-based executive left his position as deputy director general with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in August for “personal reasons,” to head up Global Athlete, an international athlete-led movement […]

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Russia prevents WADA from finding doping data in Moscow lab

December 21, 2018

World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors are leaving Moscow empty-handed after Russian authorities prevented them from accessing key doping data that the country’s authorities had agreed to hand over. WADA reinstated the suspended Russian Anti-Doping Agency in September on the condition Russian authorities hand over lab data, which could help confirm a number of violations uncovered during […]

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Why Calgary passed on the 2026 Olympics — and what’s next for the Games nobody seems to want

November 14, 2018

Calgary voters have sent politicians a clear message: They want no part of the city’s beleaguered bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The vote is not binding, but should leave those on Calgary city council no doubt. Leading up to this plebiscite, bid organizers had hoped for a Yes vote somewhere in the mid-50s, closer […]

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To bid or not to bid?: Calgarians will decide fate of city’s Olympic ambitions

November 12, 2018

The future of Calgary’s bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics will become clear this week. On Tuesday, Calgary voters will go to the polls to register their opinion on whether or not they want to host the world. The vote is technically not binding, but make no mistake, the future of the bid hangs in the […]

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