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Kristina Groves to drug cheats: I played fair and still won

Kristina Groves is a four-time Olympic medallist and a three-time world single distance champion. In that time, the Canadian great often raced against skaters who used performance-enhancing drugs. Yet her motto hasn’t change in retirement: playing fair is the perfect revenge.
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Kristina Groves knows what it's like to compete against cheaters

Canadian speed skater now believes playing fair was her best revenge against dopers
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Kidsplaining figure skating featuring Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Patrick Chan

Lucian-River is assigned to learn the basics of figure-skating before the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, and he has some pretty experienced teachers.

2 Koreas to form 1st joint Olympic team, march together in opening ceremony

The rival Koreas have agreed to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials say.
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Samuel Girard started his skating career at age 4

The short track speed skater is from a town with no arena or skating club so him and his family had to travel to find a club.

Calgary Olympic bid could include role for Whistler facilities, IOC official says

An official with the International Olympic Committee says it would welcome a potential Calgary 2026 Olympic bid making use of facilities in Whistler, B.C., or elsewhere.

Travis Gerrits withdraws from Olympic qualifying to focus on injury rehab

While Canadian aerial skiers will get their last chance to qualify for the Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., this weekend, Travis Gerrits has decided to withdraw from the process in order to focus on healing.

Canadian coach Sarah Murray has 'mixed feelings' about unified Korean hockey team

The Canadian coach of the South Korean women's hockey team says she has "mixed feelings" about including players from North Korea on her roster.

Martin Brodeur wants that golden feeling again

Martin Brodeur says the gold medal he won in 2002 means as much to him as his three Stanley Cups. Now the future Hall of Fame goalie is chasing another Olympic title — this time as an executive with Team Canada.

Coaches without borders: Training Olympic athletes is a global business

The Olympic Games are built on the premise of athletes competing for their countries. But coaches are free to work anywhere, and that's why you'll see Canadians helping rival countries win medals — and vice versa.

Who is North Korea sending to the Olympics?

The two Koreas announced that they will form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of the upcoming Winter Games. But, how much North Korean representation will there be in this "unified" team?

Figure skaters Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir named Canada's flag-bearers

Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will make history on Feb. 9, becoming the first woman and man — and first duo, period — to carry the Canadian flag into an Olympic opening ceremony.
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Virtue and Moir: 'This is undoubtedly the pinnacle of our career'

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Canadian flag-bearers for 2018 Olympic opening ceremonies.
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Scott Moir: 'We're marching side by side with all these athletes.'

CBC Road to Olympic Games host Scott Russell goes 1 on 1 with Canada's newest flag-bearers for the 2018 Olympics.

Speed Skating Canada investigating as coach takes leave of absence

A day after confirming head coach Michael Crowe has taken a leave of absence from the team less than a month before the Olympics, Speed Skating Canada says it is conducting an investigation.
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5 Things about Max Parrot

Max Parrot could bring home 2 medals at the upcoming Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, so here are 5 Things you may not know about the Canadian snowboarder.
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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir highlights

Canadian duo's highlight's from the Sochi Olympics and 2017 Grand Prix of Figure Skating final.

Flag-bearer curse? Not in the Winter Olympics

The honour of being named an Olympic flag-bearer can also come with additional pressure. But seven of the past 10 Canadians to lead their teammates into the opening ceremony went on to earn medals, including five gold.

Rosanna Crawford headlines Canadian Olympic biathlon team

Two-time Olympian Rosanna Crawford headlines Canada's Olympic biathlon roster that will compete at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Canada's Erik Guay plans to ski in Olympics despite back injury

Erik Guay plans to ski for Canada at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, despite a back injury, according to a release from Alpine Canada.

IOC arrives in Calgary hoping to ease pain of potential bid for 2026 Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee is paying a visit to Calgary this week as part of a new process meant to entice more cities to bid by making the process cheaper and easier.
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Natalie Spooner willing to do dirty work needed to win hockey gold

Natalie Spooner has the size, speed and tenacity to be a star. She can score goals and her defensive game is rounding out. The trick for the 27-year-old is to find the consistency that will make her a star.
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North Korea comes out of its shell — sort of — for the Olympics

For a so-called "hermit kingdom," North Korea has enjoyed surprising success at the Olympics. And thanks to a thaw in relations with South Korea, the enigmatic state plans to send athletes to the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

Curling in Kosovo? This Canadian wants to make it happen

How does curling fit in with Kosovo, a country that currently has no curling clubs or ice to play on? Like most things to do with the sport, there's a Canadian involved.

Simone Biles says she was also abused by former U.S. gymnastics doctor

Biles, who won four gold medals and five overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter on Monday saying she is one of the "many survivors" that were abused by Larry Nassar.
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