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Fifteen-year-old Russian skater Kamila Valieva reacts after her routine in the women’s free skate program during the 2022 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Would adding a minimum age limit for the Olympic Games protect youth athletes from doping?

February 18, 2022 — 
The delayed news of Kamila Valieva positive test raised many questions, including whether it is time to add minimum age limits to Olympic participation

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downhill ski jumps

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From rejected bids, to political moves, and more…

February 4, 2022 — 
As Canadians, we like to think we know the Winter Olympics, but how well do we actually know them?

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Bisons alumna Desiree Scott captures Olympic gold in Tokyo, the first of her international career

August 6, 2021 — 
Already a legend among Bisons alumni, with over 160 caps for the Canadian senior team to her name, now Desiree Scott [BA/16] can add another title to her incredible resumé — Olympic gold medallist

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Beijing 2008 men’s volleyball prelims, showing what a live spectator sees.

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A lens on the Olympics and the role of spectators

August 4, 2021 — 
Douglas Brown, dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, shares insight on the past and pandemic present of the Olympics


Graphic and collage of UM athletes going to Tokyo Olympic Games.

UM to Tokyo

July 28, 2021 — 
UM contingent of athletes, coaches and officials heading to Olympic Games includes students, staff and alumni

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Woman wearing blue Olympics staff shirt and hat smiling with Rio beach beside her.

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Pandemic restrictions make third trip to the Olympics all business for Asper staff member 

July 20, 2021 — 
Kelly Mahoney, UM alumna and Director of the Asper Career Development Centre, heads to Tokyo to serve as head referee for triathlon

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Postpone Olympics until 2022, suggest disease experts

April 20, 2020 — 
Among those cautionary voices is Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, UM medical microbiologist and Canada Research Chair in emerging viruses.

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Venla Hovi

Bison player captures bronze with Team Finland

February 21, 2018 — 
Third consecutive Olympics for Venla Hovi


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WATCH: When does an athlete cross the line into cheating?

August 12, 2016 — 
What's fair in competition and what's changed in catching doping?

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Swimming competition // Photo from iStock

Quagmire of politics, power, science, individual agendas, and history

August 9, 2016 — 
Self-admitted sports geek and Olympic historian talks about the Rio games


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