Latest Canada Olympic Team News

Women's hockey league to increase salary cap, add 2 teams

Jan. 18, 2022 07:37 AM EST

The Premier Hockey Federation is more than doubling each teams’ salary cap to $750,000 and adding two expansion franchises next season in a bid to capitalize on the wave of attention women’s hockey traditionally enjoys following the Winter Olympics. The PHF’s announcement on...

USA Bobsled reveals 12-person team for Beijing Olympics

Jan. 17, 2022 03:50 AM EST

Elana Meyers Taylor is a U.S. Olympian for the fourth time. Kaillie Humphries is headed to her fourth Olympics as well, her first as an American. They were expected to be at the Beijing Games. The rest of the U.S. bobsled roster has some surprises. A...

US women's hockey coach Joel Johnson deftly juggles 2 jobs

Jan. 17, 2022 01:59 AM EST

It’s not often someone gets to experience two chances of a lifetime. For Joel Johnson, opportunity came knocking a mere two months apart. In April, he was promoted to become the U.S. women’s national hockey team coach following Bob Corkum’s abrupt resignation over COVID-19...

Julien named coach, Doan GM of Canada's Olympic hockey team

Jan. 14, 2022 14:53 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Claude Julien was named coach of Canada's men's hockey team for the Beijing Olympics on Friday, and Shane Doan was named general manager. Doan and Julien replace St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong and Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper, who vacated their positions on the...

Ready to rumble: Mixed relay debuts in short track skating

Jan. 14, 2022 14:14 PM EST

Short track speedskating is already thrilling with its high-speed crashes and elbows flying. Now, there’s a new event adding to the chaos with its Olympic debut in Beijing. The 2,000-meter mixed team relay features a maximum of 12 teams with four skaters each — two men and two...

White eyes curtain call as Kim preps for another Olympic run

Jan. 13, 2022 18:36 PM EST

The nicknames are retired. The mop of red hair that once served as Shaun White's signature look more than a decade ago is long gone. The torch the now 35-year-old snowboarding icon carried so capably for so long since his first gold-medal-winning run down the halfpipe in Torino 16...

Luge preview: A long, winding road took US to Beijing Games

Jan. 13, 2022 12:36 PM EST

Emily Sweeney is headed to the Olympics to represent USA Luge for a second time, and her plans for the next couple weeks are largely the same as the final preparations were for her debut at the Pyeongchang Games four years ago. With one minor exception. The plan this...

U.S., Canada women eager to resume fierce hockey rivalry

Jan. 12, 2022 15:38 PM EST

Forward Brianna Decker was unable to contain her enthusiasm in being selected to represent the United States in hockey for a third Olympics. She then bluntly declared the team’s one and only objective heading to the Beijing Games next month. “Our business isn’t finished until...

No NHL boosts Russian hopes for Olympic gold in men's hockey

Jan. 12, 2022 13:46 PM EST

When the National Hockey League and its players agreed to pause the season and participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics, it came with the caveat of pandemic conditions not making it impractical to go to China. Seven weeks before puck drop at what was supposed to be the first Olympics...

Russians heavy favorites for Olympic figure skating medals

Jan. 12, 2022 12:07 PM EST

Kamila Valieva began her run-up to the Beijing Olympics by heading to the lower-level Finlandia Trophy in early October, where the 15-year-old Russian superstar broke the world record for the free skate and total score. She continued it three weeks later by breaking those new marks...