This is the World Championship season for the Winter Olympic Games

This is the World Championship season for the Winter Olympic Games

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It’s winter world championship season

Several Winter Olympic sports are currently holding their world championships. What’s going on over here:

Speed ​​skating

The World Cup opened on the same oval in the Netherlands today, where Canadians won 11 medals in two competitions that made the epidemic-puncture World Cup season. Canada got off to a slow start – today’s best result was Isabel Weidemann’s fifth in the women’s 3,000 meters.

But tomorrow can be a big day, with stiff competition for Canada’s medals in three of the four events. Canada won both World Cup races in the women’s quest and finished second and third in the men’s search. Laurent Dubruil was on the podium in three of the men’s 500-meter races this season. Watch the race live on Friday from 9am to 12pm.

to ski

Bad weather in Northern Italy forced the start of the World Cup for three days. But he finally started today and Canadian Brody Sager rode his life. The 25-year-old, who had never finished in the top 12 in the race for the World Cup or World Championship, got four hundredths of a second after winning only one medal – less than a blink of an eye. He finished fourth in the men’s Super-G, won by Vincent Krychmeyer for Austria’s first World Championship title.

Women’s Super-G also became the first female world winner from Switzerland: Lara Gut-Behrami, who had previously won five medals at the World Championships and more than one at the Olympic Games, but none of them won gold. Defending champion Mikaela Shifrin won bronze in her first sprint race (Super-G or Downhill) in a year. Marie-Michelle Gagon was the best Canadian and finished sixth.

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The next events are departures. Watch the women on Saturdays at 5 am and Men on Sundays at 5 am.

Snowboard and ski cross

Canadian teen Eliot Gronadin won his first World Championship medal today, winning a bronze medal in the men’s snowboard cross event. No Canadian has made it through the quarter-finals of the women’s competition.

There will be a snowboard cross team event tomorrow. Watch it live here at 6:30 pm ET.

The Ski Cross World Championship takes place on Saturday. Canadian Reece Howard has won three of the last four men’s World Cups and led the season’s stand. Maryl Thompson ranks second in the women’s search and has made the podium in five of the last six matches. Watch the World Championship race on Saturday at 6:30 am on the CET and CBC Sports app on

Bob and skeleton

She debuted last week with legendary German rider Francesco Friedrich, who won her seventh consecutive world title in a two-man event, and Kaylee Humphries, who set her record for the fourth women’s gold medal. Her first two titles (2012 and 2013) came when she ran for Canada, but she won her last two world titles for women in the United States after ending the Canadian schedule, which led to her departure.

Skeleton competitions began today with the first two rounds of men’s and women’s competitions. The best Canadian was Jane Chanelle, who will finish seventh ahead of the final two stages tomorrow.

Canada has a better chance of winning a medal in the four-member Bobsleigh event, with the pilot finishing third in the World Cup standings of Justin Cripps. The race starts on Saturday and ends on Sunday. The same goes for the women’s monobob – an event that will be added to the Olympics next year. View all the races of Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships here.

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Saint-Marie, Ky., At the Snowboard Cross World Championship on Thursday in Idre Fazal, Sweden. Eliot Gronadin won the bronze medal. 4:59


The person in charge of the Tokyo Olympics will resign. Yoshiro Mori, the chairman of the organizing committee, got into trouble last week, complaining that the meetings with many of the women were “so long” and “unless their speaking time is somewhat limited for them to join the breakup” Its difficult.” It’s boring The 83-year-old then apologized heavily, but calls for her resignation were still popular on Japanese Twitter today, and female politicians wore white at a gathering meeting to protest Mori’s sexist comments. Furthermore – and perhaps this is what Mori actually did – some major Olympic sponsors criticized him after threatening a boycott. According to several reports in Japan, Mori will step down tomorrow. Read more about the dispute here.

The Raptors will remain in Tampa for the remainder of the season. He had hoped to return to Toronto for the second half, but continued border restrictions and general epidemic conditions forced him to give up. The Raptors played outside the Amale Arena in Tampa and started the season 2-8, but have since improved. Sitting in fifth place in the Eastern Conference at 12-13, they can hit .500 with a win in Boston tonight. Maybe rub some vibes from “Champa Bay”. Tampa is now home to the reigning Super Bowl and Stanley Cup champions, and at first glance, they’re all there Live your best life.

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Nobody in Australia really likes Rafael Nadal. A woman was kicked out of her Australian Open game today for molesting and shaking Nadal. This did not bother him: the Spanish gentleman looked very happy indeed (“perhaps he carried too much gin or tequila,” he said later) and set out for victory in three sentences. Defending champion Sophia Kenin found herself on the wrong side of delivering a blow, falling to 65th Kaia Kanepi in just 64 minutes. Tonight, Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Alassime meet in the men’s third round at 3 am. The only other Canadian solo player, Milos Raonic, plays at 1 pm ET. Watch the video of Nadal’s bizarre meeting and learn about Day 4’s remarkable action here.

And finally …

Do you remember Rick Nash’s goal? This occurred during the Blue Jackets Coyotes game at Dog Days of the 2007–08 season, so it has no real historical significance. However, for purely aesthetic reasons, it is difficult to defeat Nash’s video game stages to land a pair of Coyotes defenders before defeating goalkeeper Mikel Telkvist. For a fresh perspective on one of the prettiest goals ever, check out the latest episode of Rob’s Pizza Fantasy I’ve been on the net ever since … Chain. Telkvist explains how the “sick” game was played from his point of view and how he nearly failed it in the final seconds. Watch the video here:

In episode 12, Rob Pizzo talks to goalkeeper Mikel Telkvist about the days when the Blue Jackets star flipped the Coyotes. 5 h 55

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