Friday, November 27

Olympics

Apps & Games, cbc, News, Olympics, Twitter

CBC / Radio-Canada and Twitter partner on broadcast coverage of Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022

CBC / Radio-Canada and Twitter Canada will work together to bring live broadcasts of content and clips from Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 to the public broadcaster's tweets. Following the postponement of Tokyo 2020 this year, the event will now take place on July 23, 2021, at which point CBC / Radio-Canada coverage will begin. Beijing 2022, meanwhile, is scheduled to begin on February 4, 2022. CBC / Radio-Canada will specifically take advantage of Twitter Amplify, which allows broadcasters to tweet video clips in real time. In practice, Amplify will allow CBC / Radio-Canada coverage in Tokyo and Beijing to appear through ad-supported tweets on Twitter, ensuring that even those who do not follow @CBCOlympics and @RC_Sports you will ...
Coronavirus, Local News, Olympics, Summer Games, World News

Olympic Climbers Eye 2021 To Finally Make Debut

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — If the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics had opened as scheduled Thursday, the Games would have marked the debut of competition climbing. Instead, the two men and two women who make up Team USA have another full year to prepare to make their ascent to Olympic glory. “I was supposed to be in Tokyo,” said Nathaniel Coleman at the team’s training center in Salt Lake City Thursday. Coleman, who grew up in Murray, said he is now slowly and steadily preparing for next year and the sport’s eventual introduction on the world’s biggest stage. “I train usually four times a week,” Coleman said. “Usually my sessions are between three and four hours.” The competition climbing event involves the disciplines of speed climbing, bouldering and lead climbing.“I had ...
Coronavirus, Local News, Olympic Sports, Olympic Utah, Olympics, Summer Games

Delayed 2020 Olympics May Give Utah Runner Second Chance To Qualify

MAPLETON, Utah – The 2021 Olympic Games will begin one year from Thursday, provided global COVID-19 pandemic conditions improve. For Utah Olympian Jared Ward, training for the Games is not a sprint. It’s a literal marathon. “It’s very high stakes,” Ward said. The Utah native specializes in going the distance — 26.2 miles to be exact. After a sixth-place finish in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Ward had his sights set on Tokyo 2020 — but he did not qualify. What happened? “Man, I have been asking myself that the last four months since the trials,” Ward explained. “This year, I was supposed to make the Olympic Team and I think I had an off day on the wrong day.” Now, he might be able to try again to qualify for the Games. There is talk that there could be an...
National News, Olympics, Summer Games, Tokyo 2020, World News

Tokyo 2020: From Biles To Skateboarding – Here’s What We Missed

This was supposed to be a week of celebration in Tokyo. Japan would be opening its doors to the world and launching the 32nd Olympiad in the capital. Instead, the postponement of the Games amid the Covid-19 pandemic means the wait goes on before new Olympic heroes emerge, unfamiliar sports captivate and legendary Olympic moments are made. There is much to look forward to if and when the Games do begin on July 23, 2021, but it makes us long for what we missed this summer even more. Biles cementing her legend Four years ago in Rio, American artistic gymnast Simone Biles won four gold medals and a bronze, becoming one of the stars of the Games. This was the summer when Biles was to cement her status as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, gymnast of all-time — as ...
Carey Price, Hockey, NHL, Olympics

Canada could have crease conundrum with NHL’s return to Olympics

One of the biggest details to come out of the NHL and NHLPA’s memorandum of understanding for a four-year extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement was that the NHL would be sending players to the 2022 and 2026 Olympics.The question is who could Canada be sending as its starting goalie.Would you rather have Carey Price and Braden Holtby or Jordan Binnington and Carter Hart? Would any of those options be better than what the U.S., Finland or Russia has?When it comes to forwards and defence, Canada is so deep with star talent that Taylor Hall and P.K. Subban were left off the roster that won gold in the 2016 World Cup. Two years from now, it could be Jonathan Toews, Brent Burns and several others who are left off to make way for centres Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon and M...