Tag: Beijing

Paralympic flag bearers

The Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing begin March 4 and Para ice hockey player Greg Westlake and wheelchair curler Ina Forrest will lead the Canadian team during the Opening Ceremonies as flag bearers. This will be the fourth consecutive Games for Forrest, who has two… Continue Reading “Paralympic flag bearers”

Beijing Paralympic Contingent

A small but decorated group of Saskatchewan individuals will represent the province at the Paralympic Games, running March 4-13 in Beijing.   The Saskatchewan Olympic contingent for the Beijing Games features two athletes in three-time Paralympic Para Nordic skier Brittany Hudak, and decorated World Cup… Continue Reading “Beijing Paralympic Contingent”

Olympic Recap Day 9

Canadian men’s hockey team finishes preliminary play with win The Canadian men’s hockey team rebounded with a 5-0 shutout over China in their final preliminary round game on Day 9 of the Olympics in Beijing to finish with a 2-1 record in the Group… Continue Reading “Olympic Recap Day 9”

Opening Ceremonies

Canada at the Opening Ceremonies Around 90 Canadian athletes marched in the opening ceremony for the Beijing Winter Olympics. At the opening ceremony, the Canadians were led by flag bearers Marie-Philip Poulin from women’s hockey and short track speed skater Charles Hamelin. For a… Continue Reading “Opening Ceremonies”

Olympic Notes

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced that two-time Olympic champion Marie-Philip Poulin and three-time Olympic champion Charles Hamelin will be Team Canada’s flag bearers for the Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Poulin is competing in her fourth Olympic Games with the Canadian women’s hockey… Continue Reading “Olympic Notes”

Le May Doan Chef de Mission

Written by: Matt Johnson for Sask SportPhoto credit: Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Saskatchewan has always been a part of me and always will be a part of me wherever I reside. Catriona Le May Doan Catriona Le May Doan is considered one of… Continue Reading “Le May Doan Chef de Mission”

Coakwell Olympic team

January 20, 2022Photo courtesy of IBSF Moose Jaw’s Ben Coakwell is heading back to the Winter Olympics for a third consecutive appearance as a brakeman with the Justin Kripps’ piloted four-person bobsleigh.  Coakwell, who recently tied the Canadian record for World Cup medals by a brakeman at 17,… Continue Reading “Coakwell Olympic team”

Hudey, Fish headed to Beijing 

January 17, 2022Photo credit: Dave Holland/Canadian Sport Institute Calgary White City’s Marsha Hudey and Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish will be part of the Canadian long track speed skating team competing at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.  The roster, which features eight male and… Continue Reading “Hudey, Fish headed to Beijing “

Coakwell Olympics

Written by: Matt Johnson for Sask SportPhoto credit: International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation “Our goal is to win the Olympics:” Moose Jaw’s Coakwell set to represent hometown once again Ben Coakwell has an interesting way of explaining travelling in a bobsled going 150 km/h down a track.  “It’s… Continue Reading “Coakwell Olympics”

Beijing Olympic Medals

Designs for the gold, silver and bronze medals to be awarded at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing were unveiled Wednesday as part of the 100 days countdown. The medals have five rings and a centre and are named Tong Xin, meaning together… Continue Reading “Beijing Olympic Medals”