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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...

Why I'm an Olympic Atheist

Will Braun | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada
Will Braun

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.

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...

The IOC Is Rich

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Business

SOCHI, Russia - The International Olympic Committee has $932 million in financial reserves after adding $31.5 million in 2013.IOC President Thomas Bac...

The IOC Deserves a Gold Medal in Cowardice

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

The truth is that when it's convenient, or easy, the IOC has no problem taking action. But not wanting to test the Siberian tiger, the IOC has shown that it only has the courage to stand up for straight athletes. In the long history of the Olympic movement, Sochi will be remembered in part for the IOC's unwillingness to defend its own athletes. Its silence on their behalf will speak volumes.

IT'S TOKYO!

CP | Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands'' and defying conc...

Olympics, Anyone?

CP | Stephen Wade, The Associated Press | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Three days ahead of the vote to choose the host of the 2020 Olympics, bid officials for Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid were forc...

'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...

Russia Is Like Nazi Germany, Says British Icon

CP | Rob Harris, The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada

LONDON - British actor and writer Stephen Fry has called for the 2014 Winter Olympics to be taken away from Sochi in a protest against Russia's new an...

Using the Olympic Symbol Sans Permission? Off With your Head!

Peter Worthington | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png Measures being taken to prevent misuse of the Olympic designation are intriguing, appalling and hilarious. Fines for abuse can total $30,000. There's the 81-year-old grandmother who made tiny sweaters with the Olympic logo for dolls selling for the equivalent of $1.63, proceeds going to a church charity. And the florist rebuked for arranging flowers with the colours of the Olympic rings. Off with their heads!

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...