Olympics 2014

Updated: early-morning boozing approved for Olympic men’s hockey finals Updated: early-morning boozing approved for Olympic men’s hockey finals

“You know what, it’s a hockey town. If folks want to have a beer during the third period at a bar in the morning, that shouldn’t really be a problem.” —City councillor Mike Layton on his forthcoming motion to allow Toronto bars and restaurants to serve top-of-the-morning booze during the last four days of the Sochi… Read more »

There will be Toronto players—but no Maple Leafs—on the 2014 men’s Olympic... There will be Toronto players—but no Maple Leafs—on the 2014 men’s Olympic hockey team

Hockey Canada has just announced the men’s hockey roster for the Sochi Olympics, and the news, at least as far as Toronto is concerned, is bittersweet. On the good side, several players with local roots made the team. P.K. Subban, the Toronto-raised phenom, will be taking some time away from the Montreal Canadiens to lace… Read more »

POLL: The design for Canada’s Olympic hockey jersey has leaked. What do you th... POLL: The design for Canada’s Olympic hockey jersey has leaked. What do you think?

In this hockey-mad country, a lame Team Canada jersey is a calamity surpassed only by a failure to bring home the gold. Hence the immediate and furious online reaction to a leaked photo of the 2014 Olympic uniforms, which appear to feature mock lace-up collars, gold stitching, and a design that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Petro-Canada… Read more »

CBC wins the domestic rights for 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games, saving Canadians f... CBC wins the domestic rights for 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games, saving Canadians from having to watch NBC

After much uncertainty and several failed bids, CBC has wrangled the TV, radio and Internet rights for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. That’s a relief, considering there was a chance Canadians would be stuck watching the (very unpopular) NBC broadcasts after the International Olympic Committee shut down a pair… Read more »

Reasons to Love Toronto: No. 9, because Patrick Chan is a winning machine Reasons to Love Toronto: No. 9, because Patrick Chan is a winning machine

By Kelly Pullen | Photography by Matthew Tammaro In France at the end of March, Patrick Chan, the 21-year-old figure-skating phenom, successfully defended his world championship title in spectacular fashion. Near the beginning of his long program, he executed two flawless quad jumps, only to fall toward the end on a relatively easy double Axel…. Read more »