Vancouver Olympics

Sex Assault Suit Against Former Olympics CEO Dismissed

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A judge has dismissed a claim filed in 2013 by Grace West.

Docs Raise Questions About Abuse Claim Against Former Olympic CEO

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Court documents related to a series of lawsuits against former Olympic CEO John Furlong suggest one of the plaintiffs attended a school in...

3-Time Olympic Gold Medallist Joins Vancouver Police

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

When her teammates arrive Monday in Calgary for training camp, Meghan Agosta will instead report to the Justice Institute of British Columbia with her...

This Vancouver Tapestry Took Over 5,000 Hours To Weave!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Sola Fiedler sure has dedication. The 78-year-old artist has been working on the same project since May of 2009: a bird's eye view of Vancouver. In...

Vancouver Olympics Broke Even

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - More than four years after the Olympic flame went out on the West Coast, the Vancouver Organizing Committee released its final reports Thu...

LOOK: Vancouver's Olympic Spirit Burns Bright

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It may be snowy and gross out in Vancouver right now, but that hasn't stopped the masses (trusty umbrellas and all) from making their way downtown to ...

Light 'Er Up

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Well, that didn't take long. After complaints that Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron was not being lit during the Sochi Winter Games, the B.C Pavillion ...

Vancouver Olympics Already Better Than Sochi

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver 2010 Olympics look so hot right now. Reporters have been tweeting some shocking photos from Sochi that show the state of preparedness...

Flashback: Most Memorable Moments From The 2010 Olympics

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia have people on the West Coast feeling a little nostalgic. It's been four years since the O...

Case Closed

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong says the RCMP have closed an investigation into allegations of sexual assault against him by a f...

Requesting Thousands In Security

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A freelance journalist who wrote an article alleging former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong verbally and physically abused British Colu...

Journalist Seeks Public Funding For Legal Expenses

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Laura Robinson, a Vancouver journalist being sued by former VANOC CEO John Furlong, is hoping to get by with a little help from her friends. If her...

Media Blitz

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - The man who organized the Vancouver Olympics is seizing a "pivotal moment" in a sexual abuse allegation scandal and holding it out for all C...

Abuse Allegations Dropped?

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The man who organized the Vancouver Olympics says he's been cleared by police of sexual-abuse allegations brought by a former student, tho...

Diversity at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Toronto's 2015 Pan/ParaPan Am Games is in the process of asking the public to help it choose a mascot design. We are only just over two years away from what will surely be a movement of sportsmanship. Toronto's 2015 PAN AM Games is intent on leaving a legacy found in the essence of human diversity.

The Woman Who Can Levitate a Chair With Her Mind

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg Ariel Garten, co-founder and CEO, InteraXon, a thought-controlled computing company based in Toronto, has managed to beautifully blend the worlds of science, art, business and technology. Often referred to as the "Brain Guru," her innovative technology harnesses the power of brainwaves to control objects and create experiences, from gaming to making a chair levitate.

Vancouver Olympics Ice Cream Lawsuit Settled

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver ice cream shop owner has settled out of court with organizers of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.Mario's Gelati filed a la...

A Look at the London Olympics From a Vancouverite Who Can Sympathize

Dan Mangan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Music
Dan Mangan

When the royal "we" of Vancouver got behind the 2010 Olympic bid, the movement adopted a slogan. Something along the lines of: "Let's invite the world in." I wasn't so sure that that was a good idea. Vancouver was, to me at least, a nice little secret. While there were definitely enjoyable times, my political spidy-sense is still unsettled about the whole thing. It's unbelievable how much money was spent on frivolous aesthetics during that period that could easily have helped a lot of suffering people here if put toward social infrastructure.

100 Days That Changed Canada: Donovan Bailey Owns the Podium

Brian_Williams | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada

Vancouver Olympics A $2.3 Billion Boon To Economy: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics paid measurable economic, social and cultural benefits to British Columbia at a time when world economies ...

My Dual Loyalties Problem

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Mark Dubowitz

As a Canadian living in Washington, D.C., with a green card and an American-born son, hockey has been a means for me to emotionally gain entry to a foreign land -- a sporting way for a man to fortify the ideas and habits that define patriotism.

The Red Mittens Are Coming Back

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - The Canadian Olympic Committee is bringing out the red mittens again.Three dollars from each pair of the $10 mittens, sold by the Hudson’s...

Rob Ford Was Right Not to Pursue the 2020 Olympics

Steve Lafleur | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada
Steve Lafleur

When Toronto Mayor Rob Ford decided not to pursue the 2020 Olympics, many believed it would be a good way to convince senior levels of government to pay for infrastructure expansion. However, as we have learned from Montreal and Vancouver, the cost of hosting the games is immense.

Olympics Boss Furlong To Co-Chair Riot Review

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - People who would provide an out-of-province perspective as well as local knowledge were sought to conduct an independent review of the rio...