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Canadian men's Olympic hockey team a work in progress

A handful of candidates have distinguished themselves, but with exactly 60 days remaining until Canada opens up the men’s hockey tournament at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 15, general manager Sean Burke has more questions than answers to work through as he constructs roster.

Justin Kripps guides Canada to 4-man bobsleigh silver

Justin Kripps helped Canada glide onto the podium at the World Cup competition in Innsbruck, Austria, on Sunday.

Harvey completes final Tour de Ski tune-up with 9th-place World Cup finish

Canadian Alex Harvey completed his final tune-up for Tour de Ski with a ninth-place finish in the World Cup cross-country classic-ski pursuit race. Starting in fourth spot, 14 seconds back, the 29-year-old from St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., crossed the finish line in 33 minutes 47.4 seconds.

Erik Guay wishes he had just 'stayed at home' to deal with back injury

Erik Guay says he regrets competing at the alpine World Cup event in Val Gardena, Italy, this weekend, admitting afterwards that he "should have stayed at home" to deal with a lingering back injury.

Canada grabs silver in World Cup team snowboardcross

Canada grabbed a silver in team snowboardcross at a World Cup event in Montafon, Austria on Sunday. The women's duo of Meryeta O’Dine (Prince George, B.C.) and Zoe Bergermann (Erin, Ont.) edged out Russia to take the second spot on the podium.
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Learning to fly: Aerials skier Travis Gerrits embraces challenge of bipolar disorder

The upcoming Winter Olympics will be very different for Travis Gerrits, regardless of the Canadian freestyle skier's performance. The Games in Pyeongchang come just months after the 26-year-old from Milton, Ont., publicly announced he is living with bipolar disorder.

O'Brien, Parrot soar to double gold in snowboard slopestyle at Dew Tour

Canada's Spencer O'Brien won gold on Saturday in the women's snowboard slopestyle at the Dew Tour. O'Brien, from Courtenay, B.C., laid down a 95-point monster second run that lifted her into first place in the eight-woman final.

Marcel Hirscher wins GS for record 5th-straight time at Alta Badia

Marcel Hirscher dominated both runs to take a record fifth straight win in the Alta Badia giant slalom on Sunday.

Veith wins World Cup super-G; Vonn pulls out with sore knee

Olympic champion Anna Veith won a World Cup super-G race on Sunday, more than two years after her last win.
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Marie-Philip Poulin focused on Olympic gold — not Hall of Fame

When it was suggested to her that she is already a lock to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame — having scored the gold medal-winning goal in each of the past two Winter Olympic Games — Marie-Philip Poulin simply smiles. That's because Olympic gold remains her focus.

Alex Gough hauls in 2 silver medals at luge World Cup

Canadian sliders made several trips to the podium at the luge World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday as Alex Gough led the way with two silver medals.

Canada's Lewis Irving lands 1st podium finish at World Cup aerials

Lewis Irving now has a podium finish to add to his resume after scoring a bronze medal in aerials at the World Cup event in Secret Garden, China, on Saturday.
Recap

Canadian hockey woes continue with loss to Russia at Channel One Cup

Vasily Koshechkin made 15 saves and Nikita Nesterov scored on a power play early in the third period as Russia beat Canada 2-0 on Saturday in the Canadians' final round-robin game at the Channel One Cup.

Canadians Kripps, Lumsden snag silver at bobsleigh World Cup

Canada took a silver of medal at a bobsleigh World Cup stop at the Igls track in Innsbruck, Austria, on Saturday, with Justin Kripps and Jesse Lumsden staking claim to the second-place spot.

Alex Harvey misses World Cup x-country podium by 2.5 seconds

Alex Harvey narrowly missed the podium in the 15-kilometre race at the fourth stage of the World Cup season in Toblach, Italy, on Saturday.

Top Canadian women's gymnastics official charged with multiple sexual offences

Dave Brubaker, the women's national team director of Gymnastics Canada, has been charged with multiple sexual offences.

Diddy's curling commercial is a hit with Canadian pros

It may not be perfect to the trained eye, but American rapper Diddy's vodka spot is sweeping social media — and it's cool with a couple of high-profile Canadian curlers.

It's the 30th anniversary of Canada's Miracle on Ice

Thirty years after helping Canada topple the mighty Soviet Union on its own ice, Sean Burke and Dave King still have fond memories of their monumental — though largely overlooked — upset at the 1987 Izvestia tournament.
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Kidsplaining The Olympic Winter Games

CBC Sports asked kids what they knew about the Olympics, and let's just say their answers varied.

Cindy Klassen never wanted to be a speed skater

Many fans know Cindy Klassen as one of the most decorated Canadian Olympians ever. Yet the Winnipeg native never had visions of being a speed skater early on — her sport was hockey. It wasn't until the persistent whispers from her parents to try speed skating where the true making of a star was born.