Road To The Olympic Games


Beijing Olympics could help end NHL-IOC standoff

While NHL players will not be in South Korea for the Olympics, the league has already begun flirting with China having staged their first exhibition games there last September. IIHF president Rene Fasel said this month it is his mission to get the NHL back on Olympic ice while NHLPA head Donald Fehr said the players want to return to the Winter Games.

Longtime snowboard star Sebastien Toutant doesn't want big air to be all about quad

Sebastien Toutant has played a significant role in helping snowboard progress during his stellar career. But the Montreal native doesn't want the sport to be defined by a singular trick like the quad.

Mind Games: Older athletes prove experience can be golden

Their hair may show strands of grey, and in athletic years they may be considered geriatric, but do not let that fool you. By no means should you overlook the abilities of the older athlete and fall victim to believing they are past their prime.

Joint Olympic flag deal angers South Korean conservatives

The plan to have a joint Olympic flag for the two Koreas hasn't generated as much enthusiasm among South Koreans, with many conservatives asking why their athletes cannot carry their own national flag during the first Winter Olympics on their soil.

Kidsplaining figure skating featuring Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Patrick Chan

Lucian-River is assigned to learn the basics of figure-skating before the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, and he has some pretty experienced teachers.

Lindsey Vonn ready to attack in Captain America suit

The Olympic downhill is little more than a month away and Lindsey Vonn is finally ready to start attacking at 100 per cent again.

Martin Brodeur wants that golden feeling again

Martin Brodeur says the gold medal he won in 2002 means as much to him as his three Stanley Cups. Now the future Hall of Fame goalie is chasing another Olympic title — this time as an executive with Team Canada.
Player's Own Voice

Kristina Groves to drug cheats: I played fair and still won

Kristina Groves is a four-time Olympic medallist and a three-time world single distance champion. In that time, the Canadian great often raced against skaters who used performance-enhancing drugs. Yet her motto hasn’t change in retirement: playing fair is the perfect revenge.

Kristina Groves knows what it's like to compete against cheaters

Canadian speed skater now believes playing fair was her best revenge against dopers

Canadian coach Sarah Murray has 'mixed feelings' about unified Korean hockey team

The Canadian coach of the South Korean women's hockey team says she has "mixed feelings" about including players from North Korea on her roster.

2 Koreas to form 1st joint Olympic team, march together in opening ceremony

The rival Koreas have agreed to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials say.

Russians investigate as drug testers prompt athlete exodus from meet

The Russian track and field federation says it has launched an investigation after dozens of athletes reportedly withdrew from a competition following the arrival of drug testers.

Calgary Olympic bid could include Whistler, Edmonton venues, IOC official says

The International Olympic Committee wants bidding cities like Calgary to aim for a more sustainable Olympics, by re-using existing facilities and spending less on the games.

Travis Gerrits withdraws from Olympic qualifying to focus on injury rehab

While Canadian aerial skiers will get their last chance to qualify for the Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., this weekend, Travis Gerrits has decided to withdraw from the process in order to focus on healing.

Samuel Girard started his skating career at age 4

The short track speed skater is from a town with no arena or skating club so him and his family had to travel to find a club.

Coaches without borders: Training Olympic athletes is a global business

The Olympic Games are built on the premise of athletes competing for their countries. But coaches are free to work anywhere, and that's why you'll see Canadians helping rival countries win medals — and vice versa.

Who is North Korea sending to the Olympics?

The two Koreas announced that they will form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of the upcoming Winter Games. But, how much North Korean representation will there be in this "unified" team?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.