Olympics

A man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

The IOC said the games will be held ‘not later than summer 2021’

 

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers (left) and former White Rock Renegade stars Danielle Lawrie (centre) and Sara Groenewegen will have to put their Olympic dreams on hold until 2021, as the 2020 Summer Olympics are expected to be postponed. (Daniel Lea/Cal Sport Media photos)

White Rock/South Surrey softball players stay positive amid likely Olympic postponement

‘We’ve waited 12 years for this, we can wait 1 more,’ says former White Rock Renegade

 

Athletes compete in the women’s team sprint free event at the cross-country course in Whistler during the 2010 Winter Games on Feb. 22, 2010. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

 

2010 Winter Olympics have led to a decade of Canadian confidence in sport

2010 Winter Olympics have led to a decade of Canadian confidence in sport

Canada aimed to win the most medals in 2010, and it won the most golds

2010 Winter Olympics have led to a decade of Canadian confidence in sport
(The Canadian Press)

On 10th anniversary of Vancouver Olympics, public figures reflect on mixed legacy

Despite Olympic Village going into receivership, Games brought Canada Line, safer Sea-to-Sky Highway

(The Canadian Press)
Canada’s Desiree Scott (11) and Mexico’s Jimena Lopez (5) collide during a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer match February 4, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. Eighth-ranked Canada can book its ticket to the Tokyo Olympics with a win over No. 37 Costa Rica in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship on Friday at Dignity Health Sports Park. The Canadian women have never lost to Costa Rica. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Delcia Lopez

Canadian women qualify for Tokyo Olympics with hard-fought win over Costa Rica

Victory means the eighth-ranked Canadian women can now work towards a podium finish at the Games

Canada’s Desiree Scott (11) and Mexico’s Jimena Lopez (5) collide during a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer match February 4, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. Eighth-ranked Canada can book its ticket to the Tokyo Olympics with a win over No. 37 Costa Rica in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship on Friday at Dignity Health Sports Park. The Canadian women have never lost to Costa Rica. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Delcia Lopez
Nav Bhatia with young basketball players at the BC Prep gym in Surrey on Jan. 29. (submitted photo: Christopher Edmondstone)

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Raptors ‘superfan’ Bhatia meets basketball players in Surrey

He’s here to promote FIBA tournament that will see winner qualify for 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

Nav Bhatia with young basketball players at the BC Prep gym in Surrey on Jan. 29. (submitted photo: Christopher Edmondstone)
Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard holds up the gold and bronze Olympic medals she was awarded during a ceremony Monday December 3, 2018 in Ottawa. Girard was awarded the London 2012 gold and Beijing 2008 bronze medals after the International Olympic Committee disqualified athletes from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld photo)

Former Semiahmoo Peninsula weightlifter inducted into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

Two-time medallist Christine Girard honoured for Olympic career

Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard holds up the gold and bronze Olympic medals she was awarded during a ceremony Monday December 3, 2018 in Ottawa. Girard was awarded the London 2012 gold and Beijing 2008 bronze medals after the International Olympic Committee disqualified athletes from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld photo)
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers was one of 15 players named to Team Canada’s roster for the upcoming Americas Olympic Softball Qualifier. (File photo)

Canada announces softball roster for South Surrey-hosted Olympic qualifier

Surrey, Delta players among Softball Canada’s 15-player women’s roster

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers was one of 15 players named to Team Canada’s roster for the upcoming Americas Olympic Softball Qualifier. (File photo)
Team Canada head coach Mark Smith talks with his team during a game at the Canada Cup last week in South Surrey. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Schedule released for South Surrey-hosted Americas Olympic Softball Qualifier

Canadian national women’s fastpitch team to open tournament against Cuba

Team Canada head coach Mark Smith talks with his team during a game at the Canada Cup last week in South Surrey. (Nick Greenizan photo)
File photo                                Team Canada’s Larissa Franklin makes contact with a pitch during the 2017 Canada Cup. This year’s event is set to take place July 5-14.

Canada Cup set for first pitch in South Surrey

Annual fastpitch tournament one of two international softball tournaments planned for summer

File photo                                Team Canada’s Larissa Franklin makes contact with a pitch during the 2017 Canada Cup. This year’s event is set to take place July 5-14.
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers fields a ball for Team Canada during the 2017 Canada Cup tournament in South Surrey. (File photo)

Organizers of Olympic softball qualifier seek sponsorship help

2019 Americas Qualifier tournament set for South Surrey in late August

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers fields a ball for Team Canada during the 2017 Canada Cup tournament in South Surrey. (File photo)
Team Canada pitcher Sara Groenewegen speaks with media during Monday’s event at Softball City. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Canadian softball players ready for ‘biggest tournament of our entire lives’

Former White Rock Renegade Sara Groenewegen aims to lead Canada to 2020 Olympics

Team Canada pitcher Sara Groenewegen speaks with media during Monday’s event at Softball City. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Organizing committee chairperson Greg Timm speaks after the draw for the 2019 Americas Qualifier is officially announced Monday. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Teams announced for Surrey-hosted Olympic softball qualifier

WBSC announcement from Switzerland live-streamed at Softball City event

Organizing committee chairperson Greg Timm speaks after the draw for the 2019 Americas Qualifier is officially announced Monday. (Nick Greenizan photo)
South Surrey rower continues path towards Olympics

South Surrey rower continues path towards Olympics

Kieanna Stephens originally identified as potential Olympian through RBC Training Ground program

South Surrey rower continues path towards Olympics
Sara Groenewegen (left) and Danielle Lawrie-Locke have both been listed on the roster for Softball Canada’s national women’s team. (File photos)

Surrey, White Rock players dot Canadian national softball team roster

Organizers expect to hear soon if Surrey has been chosen to host Olympic qualifier tournament

Sara Groenewegen (left) and Danielle Lawrie-Locke have both been listed on the roster for Softball Canada’s national women’s team. (File photos)
The City of Surrey has been chosen by Softball Canada to be its ‘bid city’ for a 2019 Olympic qualifier tournament. (File photo)

Surrey chosen as Canadian bid city for Olympic softball qualifier

Canadian entry will vie for 2019 tournament with bids from North, South and Central America

The City of Surrey has been chosen by Softball Canada to be its ‘bid city’ for a 2019 Olympic qualifier tournament. (File photo)
Canada Cup organizers are aiming to bring the 2019 Americas Olympic qualifier to Surrey, which would mean Team Canada would play on home turf. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Surrey-based committee bids for Olympic softball qualifier

Canada Cup organizers want to host 2019 Americas qualifying tournament at Softball City

Canada Cup organizers are aiming to bring the 2019 Americas Olympic qualifier to Surrey, which would mean Team Canada would play on home turf. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Sprinting, strength, and even how high people can jump was tested at the RBC Training Ground on Saturday. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Young B.C. athletes put to the test at RBC Training Ground

A Saturday qualifier in Langley let Lower Mainland athletes be assessed for Olympic potential.

Sprinting, strength, and even how high people can jump was tested at the RBC Training Ground on Saturday. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)