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B.C. election 2020: Special Olympics asks candidates to commit to health care task force

B.C. election 2020: Special Olympics asks candidates to commit to health care task force

Special Olympics BC says health services for people with intellectual disabilities need to be top of mind during the upcoming provincial election. The organization is asking all candidates to commit, if elected, to a task force that would focus on those issues and include consultation with people who have …

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Kelowna Motionball Marathon of Sport raises $60,000 for Special Olympics – Okanagan

Kelowna Motionball Marathon of Sport raises $60,000 for Special Olympics - Okanagan

The annual Motionball Marathon of Sport looked a lot different than years past in Kelowna. Usually, teams fundraise for weeks across Canada before competing in a variety of sporting events, playing everything from volleyball to kickball to road hockey. All of the proceeds go to the Special Olympics. This …

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Tokyo Olympics must go on ‘at any cost’ even if coronavirus lasts into 2021: minister – National

Tokyo Olympics must go on ‘at any cost’ even if coronavirus lasts into 2021: minister - National

The rearranged Tokyo Olympic Games must be held “at any cost” in 2021, Japan’s Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference, Hashimoto said the Games should be held for the benefit of the athletes, regardless of the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. …

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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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Usain Bolt in quarantine while he awaits COVID-19 test results – National

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Usain Bolt, the Olympic sprinting champion and fastest man alive, says he is in self-quarantine after taking a test for COVID-19. The retired Jamaican sprinter posted a video of himself on Twitter Monday to address rumours that he had the coronavirus. “I was waking up and like everybody else, I …

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Coronavirus: 2 employees of Tokyo Olympic organizers positive for COVID-19 – National

Coronavirus: 2 employees of Tokyo Olympic organizers positive for COVID-19 - National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted August 8, 2020 7:37 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two employees of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday. That brings to …

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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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Tokyo Olympics: Venues for 2021 Games secured, competition schedule stays the same – National

Tokyo Olympics: Venues for 2021 Games secured, competition schedule stays the same - National

TOKYO — The 42 venues for next year’s delayed Tokyo Olympics have been secured and the competition schedule will remain almost identical to the one that would have been used this year. The Athletes Village and the main press centre have also been lined up for 2021. Read more: Quarantined …

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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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Rick Zamperin: NHL’s return to play plan to unfold in Toronto and Edmonton

Rick Zamperin: NHL’s return to play plan to unfold in Toronto and Edmonton

If the National Hockey League manages to pull off its grand, 24-team return to play plan this summer it will all unfold in the Great White North. As negotiations intensified Wednesday between the NHL and the Players’ Association on a framework for how the COVID-19-pandemic-delayed season will resume, we learned …

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