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Team Canada men win Olympic gold in 3-0 win over Sweden

| February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Team Canada men win Olympic gold in 3-0 win over Sweden

Team Canada smothering defence allowed few quality scoring chances Team Canada turned in another dominating performance and defeated Sweden 3-0 to win the men’s hockey gold medal Sunday. On the world’s biggest stage, Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby made good on their strong tournaments and controversial roster pick Chris Kunitz sealed the victory as Team Canada […]

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Finland spanks American men’s hockey team 5-0

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Finland spanks American men’s hockey team 5-0

American men’s hockey team fails in spectacular fashion in bronze medal game Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout, helping Finland rout the American men’s hockey team 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games. Selanne, a 43-year-old, six-time Olympian, and Jussi Jokinen scored 11 seconds apart early in the […]

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Team Canada dominates USA in 1-0 men’s hockey win

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Team Canada dominates USA in 1-0 men’s hockey win

Team Canada spent much of the game in the American zone Team Canada will play for a second straight gold medal after a 1-0 semifinal win over the United States at the Sochi Olympics. Team Canada, which beat the U.S. in the final four years ago in Vancouver, will face Sweden in Sunday’s gold-medal game. […]

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Curling gold for Canadian men, 9-3 over Great Britain

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Curling gold for Canadian men, 9-3 over Great Britain

Double curling gold for Canada as Jennifer Jones won yesterday Brad Jacobs bested the Great Britain rink 9-3 in just eight ends to win Canada’s third straight Olympic men’s curling gold medal. Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. They scored three in the third and stole one […]

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Canadian skeleton sleds designed by SAIT techs

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian skeleton sleds designed by SAIT techs

Canadian skeleton sleds will reach speeds up to 135 kn/h When Canadian skeleton teams hit the Sochi track Friday morning, they will be using two sleds created in Calgary by SAIT designer Alex Zahavich. Zahavich, Director of Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) at SAIT, has been working with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton since 2008 researching and developing the sleds. Throughout the […]

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Denny Morrison wins silver medal in men’s 1000 metre speedskating

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Denny Morrison wins silver medal in men’s 1000 metre speedskating

Long-track speedskater Denny Morrison has won a silver medal in the men’s 1,000 metres at the Sochi Olympics. The native of Fort St. John, B.C., finished in one minute 8.43 seconds, just four one-hundredths of a second behind winner Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands. Michel Mulder, also of the powerful Dutch team, finished third. It’s […]

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Canadian women’s hockey team beats USA 3-2

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian women’s hockey team beats USA 3-2

Canadian women’s hockey team breaks string of four straight losses to USA Meghan Agosta-Marciano scored a pair of goals as the Canadian women’s hockey team triumphed 3-2 over the U.S. in the Olympic hockey tournament Wednesday. Agosta-Marciano also contributed an assist on her 27th birthday. Hayley Wickenheiser had a goal and an assist for the Canadian […]

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Olympics always political, says UofA prof

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Olympics always political, says UofA prof

Gay rights is latest in long list of political issues affecting Olympics By Geoff McMaster   The Olympics are mired in myth. They always have been. From the very inception of the Games, notions of nationalism and what athletes represent have been inseparable from physical, social and political ideals. Stacy Lorenz of Augustana Campus is one […]

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Sochi Winter Olympics is ‘teachable moment’ for gay community

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sochi Winter Olympics is ‘teachable moment’ for gay community

Prof. Kris Wells initially called for boycott of Sochi Winter Olympics By Geoff McMaster   Last August, Kris Wells called for a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics. The outspoken gay-rights advocate and director of programs and services at the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services was outraged, as were many, by anti-gay legislation passed by […]

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Sochi Winter Olympics: Will Russia enforce anti-gay laws?

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sochi Winter Olympics: Will Russia enforce anti-gay laws?

Sochi Winter Olympics – Putin says gays must “leave the kids alone” Canadians have heard plenty about Russia’s anti-gay laws, but how will they be enforced when the Sochi Winter Olympics begin Friday? Will Russia will enforce its law banning gay “propaganda” to minors if athletes, fans or activists wave rainbow flags or speak out in protest? […]

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