The report found evidence of organized doping from late 2011 to August 2015.
Most people can be found walking around this beautiful city, touring the historic city center, the river Neva, and the numerous small canals on foot even after midnight. This is the perfect time to travel to Russia, as you literally have more hours in the day to fit in sightseeing, tours and enjoy the many restaurants late into the night.
What country in its right mind would willingly and consciously walk into a Winter Games with the possibility of anything even reaching toward $50 billion on its table? The Sochi Games gave everyone else a chance to think about it for a second, and once you do it's sort of like being sober in a club where all your friends are buying bottle service... you can only get so drunk.
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The Sochi Olympics, like other popular television viewing events (read: Oscars, Super Bowl) reinforced the importance and potential effectiveness of contextually relevant ads. Think of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion spot that went viral, or Proctor & Gamble's Thank You Mom commercial.
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In honour of this International Women's Day, it seems fitting we turn our attention to our female Olympians, who performed so wonderfully well at Sochi, and made all of us back in Canada exceptionally proud. How well did they do? Very well. If there were an all-female Olympics, Canada would have placed first in the medal count, with six gold, six silver and one bronze.
TORONTO - Canadian freestyle skier Dara Howell made history at the Sochi Games by becoming the first women's champion in the new Olympic sport of ski slopestyle.It's an accomplishment she has yet to f...
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Take your time finding the right table at the right restaurant. You'll be there awhile -- might as well get comfortable. The bottle of vodka is to be served cold and of high quality. The person that picks up the first bottle is in charge of pouring and pacing shots for the entire night, even once you change venues...
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Given that our own startup company -- Shnarped Hockey -- plays in the social media space, I've paid particular attention to how people are connecting in Sochi, and have found that it's quite different than how people are staying in touch with family and friends back home.
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Oh (Team) Canada. You came, you saw, and you pretty much conquered at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. You loved and you lost, but you did the Great White North proud, placing third among th...
Vladimir Putin posed as a protector of children, while making gay youth outcasts in their own country. The IOC posed as an organisation above politics, while unabashedly bending national politics to its commercial interests. Barack Obama posed as a defender of human rights by grappling with foreign governments, while he shied from the fight in domestic politics.
#4. They don't think skipping is effeminate.
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SOCHI, Russia - By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smash...
Two weeks of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics have come and gone. After cheering on Team Canada, which earned 25 medals this year, and seeing that double gold-medal win for the men and women's hockey te...
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The Olympics have always had a history of pausing wars, bringing nations together and displaying some of the best patriotism & athleticism worldwide. As a Canadian Sexologist my experience is unique b...
Critics claim the violence in Ukraine has 'cast a shadow' over Sochi. The shadow of death? But the media has already cast one of those, with its endless probing of accidental deaths of athletes in training and competition, or the deaths of athletes' loved ones, or athletes' miscarriages, all to plumb the human spirit's capacity of "labouring under the shadow of death" to earn the life-choosing glory of Olympic victory. The carnage then in Ukraine doesn't cast a shadow on the Sochi Games. Instead it casts a light on something true about us, something we may already know but don't think much about, something Mark Twain was getting at when he said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."
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Even if we don't understand the jumps Olympic figure skaters are doing (triple sal-what?), we can still appreciate the sport thanks to their beautiful and often questionable outfits. But aside from th...
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On this superficial scale of chromaticity, P.K. Subban is endowed with the darkest of chocolate hues. None of this should matter in a game of Olympic hockey where the only colour on our minds is gold. And Subban's skin colour should definitely be of no consequence in a multicultural country like Canada. Yet, reaction to the sight of a black man on Team Canada's Sochi roster, as it did at the 2013 World Juniors, revealed that a nation that "doesn't see race" has discarded its rose-coloured glasses.
A surprise to many, the arts were once an integral part of Olympic games programming, creating a rich legacy of cultural achievement. That's right, gold, silver and bronze for painting, sculpture, music and literature. Early activities also included musical contests and the high profile contest of the heralds and trumpeters.
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Amid the medal counts, terror threats and Norwegian curling flare lies the notion that the Olympics make the world a better place. Any sense of togetherness or egalitarianism at the 2012 London Games, for instance, certainly did not apply to the podium. Only 85 of the 204 countries with Olympic committees won medals. If we look at what Olympism has yielded for some of the countries most in need of peace and goodwill, the picture is even less inclusive. The reason the Haitian earthquake orphan will not make it to the Olympics is probably not because she doesn't believe staunchly enough in her dreams.
Canada has won a silver in the 3000m short-track relay. Korea won gold and China, who had initially taken silver, was disqualified, Canada had initially won a bronze medal while fourth-place Italy had...
The Passport fridge sits inside the Sochi Canada House, which permits only people with a passport who know an athlete inside. The fridge only has a few empty specialty bottles inside. The kicker - there is actually no Molson Canadian beer in the Canada House whatsoever! It got stuck at the border.
British Columbia plays a major role in making Canada a dominant force at the Olympic Winter Games. The province's triumphs reach all the way back to 1968, when skier Nancy Greene won the gold medal in...
A Russian scientist has developed a "new, undetectable doping agent" and is prepared to sell it to athletes competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, according to an undercover investigation by a spo...
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Booked three weeks ago on a whim, my trip from Vancouver to Sochi included 40 hours of buses, trains, taxis, layovers, and flights. Not to mention the four hours of standing in lines and two hours of wandering looking for wifi that were required before I could make this post. That said, I'm here and I'm pumped!
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No disrespect to Lincoln Alexander, Viola Desmond, Dudley Laws and the many black Canadian pioneers that have and continue to make vital contributions to Canadian society, but Subban has the potential to be the most important and influential black in Canadian history.
The Sochi Winter Olympics are in full swing and figure skating is playing its usual prominent role in the competition. But there gave been a few miscues when it comes to the music figure skaters are u...
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Toronto journalism student Alexander Broad's @SochiProblems has been a viral sensation on Twitter, and now it's about to become a viral youtube sensation, too, thanks to DJ Steve Porter. If that name...
Next to true sportsmanship, my other passion is people watching on the ski hills. Trends have changed since the 90's when bright neon prints were seen everywhere on the mountains. Then, in the new millennium the clothes became oversized and hanging off of skiers and snowboarders alike. Now the clothes are more refined and dare I say even chic.
At a time when it seems we're paying less attention than ever to political news, it's even more crucial for politicians to identify with voters on another level. Be honest -- how many of you watched either the federal budget speech or the B.C. throne speech online? How many of you, by contrast -- have been sneaking peaks at the live-streamed Olympics from your desk?
Talented athletes every day are standing atop the podiums in Sochi as part of the Winter Olympics. However, there is only one who is now atop both a podium and her native country's pop charts. As repo...
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Here's the one thing the Summer Olympics has over the 2014 Winter Olympics: shirtless Olympians. Yes, the Winter Olympics has hot men with beards, ah-mazing figure skating outfits and cool curling pan...
We're happy to see that we weren't the only ones who were wondering about those silver patches on the inner thighs of Team USA's 2014 Oympic speed skating team. Thankfully, Slate investigated the myst...