Tagged rio 2016

It’s time to re-evaluate doping in sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, September 20 2016 — After a tumultuous year, the leaders of 17 National Anti-Doping Organizations held a summit in Copenhagen, Denmark from Aug. 29–30 to discuss the effectiveness of global anti-doping efforts. The summit follows a controversial decision from the International Olympic Committee to not place a blanket ban on Russian athletes…

Dinos, Calgary athletes add to Rio Olympic medal haul

By Jill Girgulis, August 30 2016 — The 2016 Summer Olympics took place this August in Rio de Janeiro, where six former Dinos and many more Calgary-based athletes competed for medals. Team Canada performed exceptionally at the Games this year with 22 medals in  total, including four gold. Compared to the 18 medals and one…

We can’t ignore the politics of this year’s Olympic Games

By Derek Baker, August 2 2016 — Rio de Janeiro will host the 31st Summer Olympic Games from August 5–21. But as excitement bubbles amongst the world’s top athletes — all vying for golden aspirations and national pride — so does controversy surrounding the international event. Venue construction is behind schedule. There are concerns in…

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