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Patiently Waited
Canadian shot putter Armstrong to receive Olympic bronze

Dylan Armstrong (Photo: Claus Andersen / Athletics Canada)

After a long wait, Canadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong is finally going to receive an Olympic bronze medal for his third-place effort at the 2008 Beijing Games. Armstrong originally finished fourth but he moves up to third as a result of the lifetime ban given to Belarusian shot putter Andrei Mikhnevich. Full Story.(Photo: Claus Andersen / Athletics Canada)

Olympic Rings (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Getting Ready

Rio organizers say the sailing competition that marked the first test event for the 2016 Games was "a great success." Organizers said all objectives were "successfully reached" in the seven-day event that ended Saturday. Nearly 330 athletes from 35 countries participated in the regatta, the biggest ever held in Brazil. Full Story.

Pyeongchang Olympic Bid (Photo: Canadian Press)

Another Road Block

The head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang resigned Monday, saying new leadership and a "stronger system" is needed to complete preparations for the games. Former provincial governor Kim Jin-sun was elected president of the organizing committee in late 2011 after Pyeongchang won the right to host the first Winter Olympics in South Korea. Full Story.

 


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