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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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Canadian athletes begin one-year countdown to rescheduled Tokyo Summer Olympics – National

Canadian athletes begin one-year countdown to rescheduled Tokyo Summer Olympics - National

Dayna Pidhoresky has been trying to stay active while adhering to the restrictions placed on what people can do and where they can do it because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Vancouver-based long distance runner is not your average marathoner. “It’s a bit surreal, I suppose, but making the …

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Quarantined athletes, limited fans: How the Olympics may go on during coronavirus pandemic – National

Quarantined athletes, limited fans: How the Olympics may go on during coronavirus pandemic - National

As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows experts will have to come up with defences against COVID-19 for the postponed games to open a year from now. These include quarantines for athletes, and few fans at the venues among ideas being floated by the organizing committee, the …

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Multiple athletes test positive for coronavirus, complicating return of sports – National

Multiple athletes test positive for coronavirus, complicating return of sports - National

Hopes that sport in the United States might soon return to business as usual suffered a blow on Friday as athletes from golf to hockey tested positive for the novel coronavirus, triggering a shutdown of some facilities. The PGA Tour, which only restarted last week after a three-month COVID-19-forced hiatus, …

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Coronavirus: Durham Region student athletes, coaches react to cancelled fall competition – Durham

Coronavirus: Durham Region student athletes, coaches react to cancelled fall competition - Durham

Student athletes in Durham Region are still processing the news that there won’t be any fall competition this year. This comes after the OUA, U-Sports and OCAA cancelled sport programming and championships earlier this week. It’s a blow that’s being felt by coaches and players at Ontario Tech University as …

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