Canadian shot putter Armstrong to receive Olympic bronze
It has been six years since Canadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong just missed the Olympic podium and over a year since the Belarusian who beat him for the bronze medal was banned from the sport for life. Armstrong's long wait for Olympic glory is about to end. Full Story.(Photo: Claus Andersen / Athletics Canada)
Rio organizers say the sailing competition that marked the first test event for the 2016 Games was "a great success." Organizers said all objectives were "successfully reached" in the seven-day event that ended Saturday. Nearly 330 athletes from 35 countries participated in the regatta, the biggest ever held in Brazil. Full Story.
Another Road Block
The head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang resigned Monday, saying new leadership and a "stronger system" is needed to complete preparations for the games. Former provincial governor Kim Jin-sun was elected president of the organizing committee in late 2011 after Pyeongchang won the right to host the first Winter Olympics in South Korea. Full Story.