With Canada about to legalize marijuana on Wednesday, the World Anti-Doping Agency should remove cannabis from its banned list of drugs, says Canadian Ross Rebagliati, whose Olympic snowboard gold medal was taken away after he tested positive for the drug then subsequently returned on a technicality.
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Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold on Monday announced her retirement from skeleton, saying she was “ready for a new chapter” in her life.
Lindsey Vonn, widely regarded as the greatest female ski racer of all-time, will retire from competition following the 2018-19 season even if she fails to break the record for World Cup wins, the American said on Thursday.
Calgary has yet to decide if it will submit a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics but Canada is already gearing up for a medal push by launching the 5to8 program on Thursday which will fund athletes who are between five to eight years from competing.
The cities of Calgary and Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Cortina D’Ampezzo and Milan officially became candidates for the 2026 Winter Olympics on Tuesday after the International Olympic Committee ratified their bids.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday it had lifted the provisional suspension imposed on bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva, one of two Russian athletes to fail doping tests at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Italy forged ahead with its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, hurriedly revising its original plans to stage the games across three cities and instead proposing a joint initiative by just Milan and Cortina.
The Japanese city of Sapporo has pulled out of the bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics after the earthquake in Hokkaido, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday, adding that the city would focus on bidding for the 2030 Games.
Bulgaria will prepare a bid to host the Winter Youth Olympics in 2024 after receiving a message of encouragement from International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Friday.
Calgary City Council has voted to continue with its 2026 Winter Olympic Games bid process, keeping alive the prospect of hosting the event.
Canadian figure skating world champion Kaetlyn Osmond will not compete this season, Skate Canada announced on Tuesday.