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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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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.

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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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.
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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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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.

Plan for joint Olympic team with North Korea gets icy reception in South

While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government's peacemaking plans.
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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.

Jamaica sending its 1st women's bobsleigh team to Olympics

Jamaica is sending a women's bobsleigh team to the Olympics for the first time.

Koreas may field a joint women's hockey team at Olympics

North and South Korea want to field a joint women's hockey team at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and have relayed their position to the International Olympic Committee, officials in Seoul said Monday.
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Men’s Olympic Hockey Team Announced | Rob’s Dream Job Ep. 10

The day finally arrived! Rob travelled to Calgary to find out the 25 players who will be representing Canada at the upcoming Olympic games. He also had a chance to speak to Head Coach Willie Desjardins, and do a Facebook Live with CBC Hockey Analyst PJ Stock

Olympic sports catchup: Canadians earn their way to Pyeongchang

It was a jam-packed weekend of high-performance sport around the world, including Canada's figure skaters booking their spots at the Olympics and the Canadian women's bobsleigh team ensuring they'll have three chances at gold in Pyeongchang.

Martin Erat to captain Czech Olympic hockey team

Veteran forward Martin Erat will lead the Czech Republic's hockey team as captain at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It will be the fourth Olympics for Erat, who helped the Czechs win bronze at the 2006 Turin Games.

Biathlon legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen left off Norwegian Olympic team

Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time, will not take part in this year's Games in Pyeongchang after missing out on selection for the team, the Norwegian Biathlon Association said on Monday.
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Canadian Olympic figure skating team features mix of rookies and vets

Seventeen Canadian figure skaters are heading to Pyeongchang, and for the most part they are seasoned athletes. But for the Olympic rookies, it’s like a dream come true.

Brad Gushue guides North America to Continental Cup title

After four full days of curling, the Continental Cup came down to a dramatic, one-shot draw to the button shootout, and Team North America's Brad Gushue delivered.

Canada names 17 skaters to Olympic figure skating team

Canada officially announced their figure skating roster for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games on Sunday, a 17-member team that includes 2010 Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

Christopher Spring takes 4-man bobsleigh bronze

Christopher Spring found himself on the podium once again this season as he guided Canada to a bronze medal in four-man bobsleigh at the World Cup event in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Sunday.

Canada names 17 skaters to Olympic figure skating team

Canada officially announced their figure skating roster for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games on Sunday, a 17-member team that includes 2010 Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.