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COMMENTARY: Should Olympic athletes get vaccinated ahead of the public? – National

The debate about prioritizing the return of sport during this global pandemic heated up recently when the National Hockey League indicated it would purchase vaccines and then had to rescind this statement. On Jan. 8, International Olympics Committee (IOC) official Dick Pound suggested that athletes should be prioritized for …

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Moncton teen writes a song about the pressure often felt by young athletes called ‘Expectations’

Moncton teen writes a song about the pressure often felt by young athletes called ‘Expectations’

A Moncton teen is hoping to help other young athletes put competition into perspective by releasing a song about the pressure that some players feel to be perfect. Grade 12 student Jessica McKillop said she wanted to  use her voice to help other young athletes find an escape from …

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COMMENTARY: Professional athletes should wait their turn for vaccines, just like everyone else – National

COMMENTARY: Professional athletes should wait their turn for vaccines, just like everyone else - National

When speculation erupted last week that the National Hockey League might try to buy up precious COVID-19 vaccines for their players, the biggest shock wasn’t that a professional sports league would even consider such brazen queue-jumping. In the case of the NHL, the bigger shock was the possibility that …

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Tokyo Olympics athletes won’t need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival: organizers – National

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Athletes arriving in Tokyo for next year’s Olympic Games, postponed from 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be exempt from the 14-day isolation period Japan has imposed on anyone arriving from overseas to help stop the virus spreading. Olympic organizers said on Thursday details still need to be worked out, but …

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St. FX investigates after athletes attend party with an out-of-bubble visitor – Halifax

St. FX investigates after athletes attend party with an out-of-bubble visitor - Halifax

St. Francis Xavier University says it is investigating after a large party was attended by university athletes and a visitor from outside the Atlantic bubble who did not properly self-isolate. The university posted on its Facebook page on Tuesday that the party was held on Saturday night on Highland …

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Saskatchewan truck drivers raise money for local Special Olympic athletes

Saskatchewan truck drivers raise money for local Special Olympic athletes

Hundreds of trucks circled the cities of Regina and Saskatoon on Saturday to raise awareness and money for Special Olympics Saskatchewan. Over $19,000 was raised which will go toward low to no-cost programming for the athletes. Read more: Sask. swimmer named Special Olympics Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year …

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A look at what it takes to get athletes through a disaster like COVID-19

A look at what it takes to get athletes through a disaster like COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the Canadian Olympic Committee be quick to put together a mental health task force to help its athletes get through the crisis and stay ready for the postponed games. In the first meeting, the members of the task force were given a graph outlining the …

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Current Saskatchewan Huskies football players help coach high school athletes – Saskatoon

Current Saskatchewan Huskies football players help coach high school athletes - Saskatoon

Although both the USports and Saskatoon High School football seasons have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the players were still able to take to the field this past week. The Elite Football Camp, hosted by the Saskatchewan Huskies, featured current members of the football team, and head …

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Sports return ‘different’ but welcomed by N.B. fans, athletes and coaches – New Brunswick

Sports return ‘different’ but welcomed by N.B. fans, athletes and coaches - New Brunswick

Fans in New Brunswick appear to be pleased that sports are returning to action, albeit in a different capacity. The most noticeable difference fans will discover when taking in pro sports these days is arguably the empty bleachers. We’ve already seen a MLB manager and umpire argue, which is definitely …

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Star high school athletes worried about scholarships, exposure with sports season in question – BC

Star high school athletes worried about scholarships, exposure with sports season in question - BC

A lack of inter-school sports in B.C. high schools is expected to impact the ability of athletes to get noticed and receive post-secondary scholarships. B.C. health officials are still working with viaSport to determine whether some competitive sports may be played this year, but for now, games are being sidelined. …

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