International Olympic Committee

Why Do Athletes Have Bad Teeth?

CP | John Leicester, The Associated Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Living

MONACO, Monaco - Faster, higher, stronger they may be, but Olympians wouldn't win many medals in a contest of dental health. Behind their buffed physi...

Sochi 2014 Wins a Gold Medal in Hypocrisy

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada
Akaash Maharaj

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.

IOC: Pussy Riot Attack 'Very Unsettling'

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - The International Olympic Committee says images of the attack on the Pussy Riot punk group in Sochi are "very unsettling."IOC spokesma...

IOC Backs Russia On Gay Activist's 'Removal'

CP | Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the removal of an Italian gay rights activist from a Sochi arena, saying she w...

Sochi Mayor Refused Meeting: Vancouver Councillor

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An openly gay city councillor sent as Vancouver's envoy to the 2014 Winter Games was rebuffed by the mayor of Sochi and failed to get a fa...

IOC Open To Gay Reform: Tim Stevenson

CBC | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver Coun. Tim Stevenson says he received a great reception from the International Olympic Committee in Sochi. Stevenson is in Sochi representi...

'Sport Is A Human Right'

CBC | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada

Growing international criticism of a new Russian law against gay "propaganda" has left some observers wondering whether the Sochi Games will...

Boycott? Whatever

CP | Raf Casert, The Associated Press | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada

MOSCOW - The International Olympic Committee is waiting for more clarifications from the Russian government on the anti-gay law that is overshadowing ...

Public, Corporate Funded Education - Is this Good?

Larry Leach | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada Alberta
Larry Leach

The Calgary Board of Education has recently opened the door to the naming of classrooms to corporate sponsorship. Naming of classrooms or programs leads to some very fundamental questions about public education and has many drawbacks. One of which is if you allow Coca Cola a five year deal on a school gym, why not another school sponsored by Pepsi? If they can sponsor a high school gym, how about a junior high? A middle school? An elementary?

China's Multi-Million Broadcast Deal With The IOC

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada

LONDON - The IOC says China Central Television has bought broadcast rights to each Olympic Games in the next four-year cycle leading to the 2016 Rio d...

Watching the Watchdog: The Opening Ceremony Was Its Own Weird Word Cloud

Tim Knight | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

The opening stuff before the parade of athletes was weird, bizarre, peculiar, odd, curious, offbeat, outlandish, eccentric, unconventional, unorthodox, queer, unexpected, abnormal, atypical, unusual, out of the ordinary, extraordinary, remarkable, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, inexplicable, incongruous, irregular, singular, ludicrous, comical, ridiculous, droll, deviant, aberrant, grotesque, freakish, surreal, wacky, oddball, way out, freaky, off the wall, rum, wacko, and bizarro.

Saudi Arabia Still Won't Pass the Olympic Torch to Female Athletes

Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada
Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver

For the first time, two Saudi Arabian women have publicly stated their interest in participating in the Olympic movement. But the Middle Eastern nation has never sent a female to the Olympics and doesn't plan on it anytime soon. There are currently 153 youth leagues supported by the Saudi government, yet all blatantly exclude female participation. Is it time for the Olympic Committee to take a stand?

Olympic Bid Imperiled?

CP | Martin Ouellet, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The president of the International Olympic Committee diplomatically sidestepped the question Tuesday of whether student strife in Quebec coul...

5 Year Hacking Scheme Aimed At Governments, Companies

CP | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Computer security company McAfee has issued a report detailing a five-year hacking scheme that targeted countries, companies and numerous or...