Sochi Winter Olympics

B.C.'s Olympian Comes Home

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - He's wearing silver and bronze medals captured at the Sochi Olympics, but the next few days will be golden for speed skater Denn...

These Racist Tweets About Subban Prove Canada's Not so Tolerant

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

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.

Better Late Than Never For B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The rainbow flag representing gay pride will be raised today at British Columbia's legislature.Provincial politicians are unanimous in thei...

Better Late Than Never For B.C.

CBC | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

For the first time ever, the rainbow flag will fly in front of the legislature in Victoria, making B.C. the last province to raise the rainbow flag si...

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...

Empty Seats A Problem For Sochi Organizers

CBC | David Common | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada

A lot of Russian men have been touching me since I arrived in Sochi. Mostly at airports, train stations and Olympic entry points — all legitimate in...

Soundtrack For Sochi (Don't Tell Putin We Included Pansy Division)

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Music

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are finally upon us and we're kind of sort of excited about it! Or at least as excited as we can be given all of the...

Another Sochi Activist Jailed

CP | Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - An activist who has been monitoring environmental fallout from the Sochi Olympics has been jailed for five days for resisting police, ...

Sochi-Bound Activist Gets 15 Days For Swearing In Public

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - A Russian activist who has reported on the environmental fallout from construction for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games has been detained f...

Sochi Killing Strays Throughout Games

CP | Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Thousands of stray dogs have been living amid the mud and rubble of Olympic construction sites, roaming the streets and snowy mountain...

The Olympian Without A Flag

CP | C. Rajshekhar Rao, The Associated Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada

NEW DELHI - India's top competitor at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi says not being able to compete under the national flag because of a politi...

Security Threat 'Greatest I Have Ever Seen'

CBC | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Living

With the Winter Olympics less than two weeks away, stakeholders are reacting to the security concerns that have been dogging host country Russia. Ca...

Sochi Toilets Become National Joke

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living

SOCHI, Russia - It's a tale of two toilets.When BBC reporter Steve Rosenberg went to use the bathroom at the cross-country skiing and biathlon centre ...

Don't Let the Olympic Games Deny LGBT Athletes Basic Human Rights

Terri Coles | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada
Terri Coles

While LGBT people in Canada and the United States certainly still face important struggles in attaining equal rights and protection from discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation, their peers in Russia are dealing with a dangerous erosion of their freedom and safety. Though homosexuality has not been illegal in Russia since 1993, in recent years officials have denied permits for Pride parades and intimidated and arrested LGBT activists in the country. In June of 2013, the country passed a new law stating that "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships" aimed at minors was now banned.

Gay Vancouver Councillor Going To Sochi

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Vancouver, the host city that introduced "The Pride House" to the Olympics movement, could soon send its gay deputy mayor to Russia to fig...

Gay Vancouver Councillor Going To Sochi

CBC | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Openly gay Vancouver councillor Tim Stevenson will represent the city at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, CBC News has learned. The decision to send St...

Every Sochi Athlete Gets One

CP | Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada

SEOUL, South Korea - Athletes who fail to clinch gold at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics can take home something else: a $900 smartphone from Samsung.S...

Canada's 'Top Secret Stuff'

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada

SUNSHINE VILLAGE, Alta. - It's "top secret stuff," according to Erik Guay.The Canadian alpine team is searching for the crucial hundredths of a second...