Beijing 2022 Winter Games

Mollie Jepsen of Canada waves to spectators after winning the women’s downhill, standing, at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Saturday, March 5, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andy Wong

Canadian team makeup reflects gender gap in Winter Paralympic Games

Beijing’s 10-day Paralympic Games opened Friday and close March 13

 

Canada’s Isabelle Weidemann rounds the oval to win the silver medal in the women’s 5,000-metre speed skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. Weidemann has been named Canada’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada’s flag-bearer Isabelle Weidemann found balance in Calgary emergency room

The 26-year-old from Ottawa hopes to work in the health-care field and is contemplating medical school

 

Canada’s Ivanie Blondin celebrates her silver medal in the women’s mass start speedskating final at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Saturday, February 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

By a toe: Canadian speedskater Blondin captures silver in dramatic mass start finish

Difference between gold and silver for Canadian speedskater Ivanie Blondin came down to the final straightaway sprint

Canada’s Ivanie Blondin celebrates her silver medal in the women’s mass start speedskating final at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Saturday, February 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted

At the Beijing Games, B.C. goaltender Kimberly Newell is a Chinese sensation

Newell’s performance and love for her heritage have made her a star

British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted
Canada’s Cassie Sharpe reacts during the women’s halfpipe finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

B.C. freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe captures silver medal at 2022 Beijing Olympics

Defending event champion turns in strong showing coming off serious injury

Canada’s Cassie Sharpe reacts during the women’s halfpipe finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Rob Shick gets his daily COVID-19 test before heading to the hockey rink at the Beijing Olympics. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Vancouver Island NHLer Rob Shick talks life in Beijing’s Olympics ‘bubble’

Former Port Alberni resident helping IIHF with new rules

Rob Shick gets his daily COVID-19 test before heading to the hockey rink at the Beijing Olympics. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates her goal against the United States with teammates Micah Zandee-Hart, left to right, Ashton Bell, Brianne Jenner and Sarah Nurse during second period women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates her goal against the United States with teammates Micah Zandee-Hart, left to right, Ashton Bell, Brianne Jenner and Sarah Nurse during second period women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada’s Cassie Sharpe competes during the women’s halfpipe qualification at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Island freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe qualifies for Olympic women’s halfpipe final

Defending gold-medallist looks to retain title for Canada

Canada’s Cassie Sharpe competes during the women’s halfpipe qualification at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Denis Spitsov, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competes during the men’s 4 x 10km relay cross-country skiing competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Skiers struggle as real snow falls on Beijing Winter Olympics

Snow hampered visibility, making it tough for skiers to make it down the hill

Denis Spitsov, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competes during the men’s 4 x 10km relay cross-country skiing competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Canada’s Steven Dubois celebrates his bronze medal finish at the finish line for the men’s 500 metre short-track speed skating final at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada’s Steven Dubois wins bronze in men’s 500-metre short-track event

Dubois finished third behind Shaoang Liu of Hungary and Konstantin Ivliev of Russia

Canada’s Steven Dubois celebrates his bronze medal finish at the finish line for the men’s 500 metre short-track speed skating final at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

QUIZ: How much do you know about women’s hockey?

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will feature some thrilling action on the ice

Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Max Parrot during the men’s slopestyle finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Canada’s Max Parrot during the men’s slopestyle finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Canada’s Rachel Homan delivers a rock as John Morris sweeps during preliminary round mixed curling against Czech Republic Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada’s Rachel Homan delivers a rock as John Morris sweeps during preliminary round mixed curling against Czech Republic Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Injury setback at Olympics for Okanagan freestyle skier

Vernon’s Elena Gaskell pulls out of big air competition with lower-body injury; two other events scheduled

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloeman powers around the oval in the men’s 5,000 metre speedskating race at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Sunday, February 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Medal hopefuls come up short for Canada at the Beijing Olympics

Olympic Games will carry on for two weeks in China

Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloeman powers around the oval in the men’s 5,000 metre speedskating race at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Sunday, February 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

QUIZ: Are you ready for the Winter Olympics?

Athletes from Canada and around the world are competing in Beijing, Chin

Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
FILE - Pro-democracy protester, Koa Sze-yiu, center, carries a mock coffin during a demonstration in Hong Kong, May 26, 2019. Koo Sze-yiu, a veteran Hong Kong activist, was arrested Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, days after he announced plans to protest the Beijing Winter Olympics outside government offices in the city, according to local media. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Hong Kong activist arrested ahead of Olympics protest

Don’t forget that human rights are being oppressed in Hong Kong!

FILE - Pro-democracy protester, Koa Sze-yiu, center, carries a mock coffin during a demonstration in Hong Kong, May 26, 2019. Koo Sze-yiu, a veteran Hong Kong activist, was arrested Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, days after he announced plans to protest the Beijing Winter Olympics outside government offices in the city, according to local media. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Defenceman Simon Chen moved on from the Cowichan Valley Capitals to the University of Alabama-Huntsville. (Citizen file)

Former Vancouver Islander to skate for China’s hockey team at Beijing Olympics

Cowichan Capitals defenceman Chen played 104 games from 2016 to 2018

Defenceman Simon Chen moved on from the Cowichan Valley Capitals to the University of Alabama-Huntsville. (Citizen file)
Teal Harle practices on the rails at the Phoenix Snowpark at PyeongChang at the last Olympics in 2018. Instagram photo

Vancouver Island freestyle skier heading back to Olympics

Harle placed third in X Games Big Air event right before Beijing Games

Teal Harle practices on the rails at the Phoenix Snowpark at PyeongChang at the last Olympics in 2018. Instagram photo