Rick Zamperin: NHL players should go back to the Olympics

When two of the brightest stars in the NHL make their voices heard about playing for their respective countries at the Olympics, the league should listen up. After Sunday’s epic World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game in which Canada…

Kaetlyn Osmond shares difficult transition from competitive skating: ‘I should have reached out more’

In March 2018, Kaetlyn Osmond became a world champion. The Newfoundland-born, Edmononton-based figure skater was training six hours a day and had a team of 15 managing nearly every aspect of her life. “It was incredible,” Osmond told Global News…

3 young Edmonton athletes identified in Olympic talent search

A cross-country search for new athletes to put into Canada’s Olympic talent pipeline has identified three young women from Edmonton as hopefuls. RBC Training Ground, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee, has extended invitations to the its national final…

Why insider says 2026 Olympics wouldn’t have been good fit for Calgary

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo — a title that Calgary debated and voted on in 2018. READ MORE: 2026 Winter Olympics awarded to Italy’s Milan and Cortina Rob Livingstone with GamesBids.com was in Switzerland…

Olympic short-track speedskating champion Samuel Girard retires

Olympic short-track speedskating champion Samuel Girard has announced his retirement from the sport. The 22-year-old from Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., won a gold medal in the men’s 1,000 metres and helped Canada to a bronze in the 5,000-metre relay at the 2018…

Alberta’s Kevin Koe back in winner’s circle at Canadian curling championship

For Kevin Koe and Ben Hebert, winning the Canadian men’s curling championship a year after missing the medals at the Winter Olympics felt sweet. Koe scored two points for the win with his last throw Sunday to edge Brendan Bottcher’s…

Ottawa speedskater Isabelle Weidemann pushes her way into world’s elite

Isabelle Weidemann has hit her stride, literally and figuratively, in long-track speedskating. Currently ranked No. 1 in the world in women’s distance racing, the 23-year-old from Ottawa points to last February’s Winter Olympics as her defining moment of 2018. Story…

Top Google searches in 2018 include Anthony Bourdain, Royal Wedding, Humboldt Broncos

Each day, curious minds punch different questions into Google. The terms can vary from wanting to learn more about daily news, to the latest celebrity gossip or finding that perfect recipe for the upcoming holiday potluck and every year, Google…

Nenshi criticizes province, feds over perceived Calgary Olympic bid silence

The Olympic plebiscite has come and gone with Calgarians voting against moving forward with a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. And according to Mayor Naheed Nenshi, he still hasn’t heard from either the provincial or federal government since…