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Two TRU alumni face off in Olympic match

August
10
,
2016
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By LARRY READ A lot of people will be watching the Olympic men’s volleyball competition with great interest over the next couple of weeks, but none has more of a connection than TRU’s head coach Pat Hennelly. After all, two of his...

Wife's doping allegation difficult: Armstrong

June
1
,
2016
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Olympian Dylan Armstrong intends to support his wife, Russian shot putter Evgeniia Kolodko, in the face of a positive test result for doping. In a statement emailed to CBC Sports, the Kamloops shot putter said the revelation is difficult, not...

COC making changes following Aubut scandal, new president wants to regain trust

January
13
,
2016
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The Canadian Olympic Committee promises to adopt all eight recommendations from an independent review following the resignation of president Marcel Aubut. But COC senior management officials, who the report said knew...

Japan gets peek at new proposed Tokyo Olympic stadium designs; Decision due by month's end

December
14
,
2015
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TOKYO — Two groups competing for the lucrative contract to build the new stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have disclosed their design proposals. The Japan Sports Council released the designs on Monday and said the winner will be chosen...

Former Olympic CEO Furlong makes first major speech after abuse allegations case

November
26
,
2015
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VANCOUVER — John Furlong felt accused of letting Canada down when a newspaper published allegations that he abused First Nations children, the former Vancouver Olympics boss said in his first major speech in three years. The man who steered...

Multiple probes in case of missing former Olympic rower and funds' seller

November
18
,
2015
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VANCOUVER — At least three investigations are underway in the case of an investment dealer and former Canadian Olympic rower who has gone missing from Victoria. Investia Financial Services Inc. has launched a probe into the activities...

Public, political opposition seen as 'greatest risks' to Olympic bid: documents

November
17
,
2015
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Toronto officials saw public resistance as the main threat to a possible Olympic bid and worried holding a referendum on the issue would "allow critics to overstate and inflate opposition" to hosting the 2024 Games, documents reveal....

Aubut steps down as COC president as sexual harassment investigation begins

October
1
,
2015
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TORONTO — Marcel Aubut stepped down as president of the Canadian Olympic Committee and chairman of the Canadian Olympic Foundation on Wednesday for the duration of a sexual harassment investigation. The COC received a complaint...

Critics sound alarm of secrecy surrounding possible Toronto bid for Olympics

September
10
,
2015
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TORONTO — Days before Toronto must decide whether to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, critics are sounding the alarm over what they call unprecedented secrecy surrounding the process. Opponents of a possible...

Questions remain about possible Olympic bid, Wynne and Tory say

September
8
,
2015
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Toronto only has a week to officially express interest in bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but both the city's mayor and the premier say many questions still need to be answered. Mayor John Tory and...