Canada

Admin January 21, 2018

The head of Speed Skating Canada tells CBC News the organization is investigating “substantive” complaints against its head coach, Michael Crowe. CEO Susan Auch says the organization forced Crowe to leave his position on Jan. 9, just a month before the Winter Olympics after a number of athletes and coaches came forward. “The decision to put him […]

Admin January 19, 2018

Jordyn Huitema scored twice in the second half as Canada opened the CONCACAF women’s under-20 championship with a 3-1 win over Costa Rica on Thursday. Catalina Estrada scored the lone goal for Costa Rica, giving her team a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute off a misplayed ball by Canada. Canada rebounded, coming into the […]

Admin January 16, 2018

A day after confirming head coach Michael Crowe has taken a leave of absence from the team less than a month before the Olympics, Speed Skating Canada says it is conducting an investigation. The organization, which has not given a reason for the leave of absence, told CBC Sports via email on Tuesday that “Michael […]

Admin January 16, 2018

Click on the video above today at 11:30 a.m. ET as the Canadian Olympic Committee announces its Olympic flag-bearer for next month’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make the announcement at the House of Commons in Ottawa. Ken Hehr, minister of sport and persons with disabilities, COC president Tricia Smith and Canada’s […]

Admin January 12, 2018

Five dogs in Canada that came into contact with two others with H3N2 canine influenza have also tested positive. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in southwestern Ontario said the five dogs — and others that may have been exposed — have been quarantined by their owners to help prevent further spread of the virus. The contagious flu has spread rapidly […]

Admin January 11, 2018

When general manager Sean Burke delivered his 25-player Canadian men’s Olympic team on Thursday there wasn’t the sort of scrutiny that Steve Yzerman or Wayne Gretzky or Bobby Clarke endured while they put together a roster of the NHL’s best for the previous five Winter Games. Instead of debates about players like Claude Giroux, Joe […]

Admin January 10, 2018

Staff at MotorCity Greyhound Rescue in Detroit, Mich., say they took all necessary precautions before importing greyhounds from South Korea and had “no way of knowing” the animals were carrying a highly infectious canine flu. Two dogs with H3N2 canine influenza were eventually imported to Essex County, marking the first time the respiratory disease, which has rapidly spread across Asia […]

Admin January 8, 2018

Homesick Canadian Olympians can cheer up by eating poutine in the freezing cold at Team Canada’s headquarters for the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the games one month away, the Canadian Olympic Committee unveiled its Canada Olympic House on Monday. The Olympics begin Feb. 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. CBC is the official Canadian broadcaster. Designed by Montreal-based firm Sid Lee Architecture, […]