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There seems to be a different vibe around these Olympic Games, mostly due to the ways the pandemic has changed things. Regardless, athletes from across the globe showed up in Japan and people everywhere are tuning in. Even if interest in this year’s Summer Games has waned somewhat, there’s still plenty of action worth watching. Morning […]

The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Newfoundlander Zach Dean 30th overall on the first day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Born in Grand Prairie, Alberta, Dean calls Mount Pearl home. Playing forward for the Gatineau Olympiques in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, (QMJHL) Dean recorded 20 points (10 goals with 10 assists) in 23 […]

Canada’s Women’s National Soccer Team is making history at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Midfielder Quinn is the first openly transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics. “First openly trans Olympian to compete. I don’t know how to feel,” they wrote on Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Quinn (@thequinny5) […]

The Norwegian women’s beach handball team was fined this past Monday after they wore shorts during a match at the European championships. The European Handball Federation requires female athletes to wear bikini bottoms during play, a rule the team were protesting with their choice of attire. As a result, the EHF fined each player 150 euros, saying […]

Olympic athletes hoping to get a little “something-something” while in Tokyo this summer may want to change their plans. In order to fight a potential outbreak of COVID-19, Olympic officials have set up 18,000 cardboard beds in the athletes village, notorious for internationally flavoured hook-ups. The beds are designed to crumple under too much weight. […]

The announcement of a brand new basketball team coming to Mile One Centre by the City of St. John’s came as a bit of a shock to some. Including the previous home team, the St. John’s Edge. In an official statement, the team expressed their disappointment in the City and St. John’s Sports & Entertainment. […]

The St. John’s Edge are no longer calling Mile One Centre home. In a joint statement between the City and St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Ltd., the two factions instead announced a tentative deal has been reached with local ownership group 2001 Investments Limited to bring a new professional basketball team to Mile One Centre this […]

Japan’s Prime Minister, Yoshide Suga announced early Thursday that Tokyo will be under a state of emergency related to COVID-19 for the duration of the upcoming Summer Olympics. The rules take effect on July 12th and run until August 22nd, in an effort to curb rising numbers of COVID-19. Suga said that cases in the […]

Tokyo Olympics organizers announced yesterday (June 21st) what the guidelines will be for fans at the Summer Games that will begin next month. After having previously said that foreigners wouldn’t be allowed, the organizers said Monday that Japanese residents only will be allowed, at a reduced capacity of 50 percent, up to a maximum of […]

Former Olympian Shelby Houlihan is blaming a tainted pork burrito for her positive steroid test result. The Athletics Integrity Unit banned Houlihan from competing for four years following a failed test that she submitted back in December, 2020. The test came back positive for the steroid nandrolone. Houlihan attempted to appeal the ban, claiming her diet for […]


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