Pyeongchang Olympics

On Tuesday, May 24, members of Salmon Arm council, Coun. Louise Wallace Richmond, Mayor Alan Harrison, Couns. Kevin Flynn and Debbie Cannon, present Paralympian Natalkie Wilkie, centre, with a certificate of distinction on behalf of the city. Wilkie won a two gold, silver and a bronze medal in para nordic skiing in the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. Attending virtually were Couns. Tim Lavery and Syliva Lindgren. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Natalie Wilkie, 7-time Paralympic medallist, honoured by Salmon Arm council

Wilkie expresses appreciation, answers question on throwing first pitch at Blue Jays home opener

 

Pairs figure skating bronze medallists Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford wave from the podium during victory ceremonies at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

Decorated Canadian pairs skaters Duhamel and Radford officially retire

The Ontario duo took bronze in pairs at the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea

 

Canadian Paralympic team picked up record 28 medals

Canadian Paralympic team picked up record 28 medals

The 55 athletes strong had set a cautious goal of 17 medals for PyeongChang

 

Nordic athlete Arendz to be Canada’s flagbearer at Paralympic closing ceremony

Nordic athlete Arendz to be Canada’s flagbearer at Paralympic closing ceremony

The biathlete and cross-country skier from Hartsville has raced to five medals in Pyeongchang

Nordic athlete Arendz to be Canada’s flagbearer at Paralympic closing ceremony
Brian McKeever becomes Canada’s most decorated winter Paralympian

Brian McKeever becomes Canada’s most decorated winter Paralympian

38-year-old visually impaired cross-country skier won the 20-kilometre event Monday in Pyeongchang

Brian McKeever becomes Canada’s most decorated winter Paralympian
Evictees from South Korea’s 1988 Olympics recall harsh clearings

Evictees from South Korea’s 1988 Olympics recall harsh clearings

When South Korea previously held the Olympics in 1988, some 150 other poor urban residents spent months that year hiding in huge graves of their own making.

Evictees from South Korea’s 1988 Olympics recall harsh clearings
Paralympic nordic skier Brian McKeever will lead Canada’s Paralympic team during the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games March 9 in the morning. He’s got 13 Paralympic medals under his belt. CBC will kick off the festivities with a 5:30 a.m.                                Photo submitted

Canmore Paralympic athlete to lead Canadian team in opening ceremony

The 13-time medalist heading to his fifth Paralympics will be the flag bearer in opening ceremonies

Paralympic nordic skier Brian McKeever will lead Canada’s Paralympic team during the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games March 9 in the morning. He’s got 13 Paralympic medals under his belt. CBC will kick off the festivities with a 5:30 a.m.                                Photo submitted
Going for gold: Canada aiming to top 16 medals won in Sochi

Going for gold: Canada aiming to top 16 medals won in Sochi

Canada is sending 55 athletes to PyeongChang

Going for gold: Canada aiming to top 16 medals won in Sochi
A Russian supporter waves a flag before the preliminary round of the men’s hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)                                A Russian supporter waves a flag before the preliminary round of the men’s hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Russia’s Olympic ban lifted after doping scandal

Russia reinstated into Olympic movement despite two failed doping tests at Pyeongchang

A Russian supporter waves a flag before the preliminary round of the men’s hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)                                A Russian supporter waves a flag before the preliminary round of the men’s hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond rides a teammater’s shoulders as Canadian athletes walk into the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremonies at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games on Sunday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Canadians all smiles after record medal haul

Team Canada is taking home a record 29 medals from Pyeongchang – 11 gold, eight silver, 10 bronze

Figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond rides a teammater’s shoulders as Canadian athletes walk into the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremonies at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games on Sunday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)
OLYMPICS 101: Oldest and youngest Canadians to reach the podium

OLYMPICS 101: Oldest and youngest Canadians to reach the podium

This year, Canada sent its most athletes in Winter Games history, here’s a look at record breakers

OLYMPICS 101: Oldest and youngest Canadians to reach the podium
Three-time Olympic speedskating medallist Kim Boutin will lead Canada into Pyeongchang Stadium for the closing ceremonies Sunday as flag bearer. (The Canadian Press)

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Kim Boutin named Canada’s flag bearer for closing ceremony

Two more medals for Canada, including the bronze in men’s hockey

Three-time Olympic speedskating medallist Kim Boutin will lead Canada into Pyeongchang Stadium for the closing ceremonies Sunday as flag bearer. (The Canadian Press)
Canadian ski cross racer Dave Duncan is apologizing for “behaviour that demonstrated poor judgement” after being released from jail following an alleged drunken joyride at the Pyeongchang Games. Dave Duncan of Canada competes in the Men’s Ski Cross Seeding run at Phoenix Snow Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea on February 21, 2018. (Vaughn Ridley/COC)

Team Canada’s Dave Duncan apologizes after drunken joyride in Pyeongchang

Duncan, his wife Maja and Canadian technical coach William Raine detained by South Korean police

Canadian ski cross racer Dave Duncan is apologizing for “behaviour that demonstrated poor judgement” after being released from jail following an alleged drunken joyride at the Pyeongchang Games. Dave Duncan of Canada competes in the Men’s Ski Cross Seeding run at Phoenix Snow Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea on February 21, 2018. (Vaughn Ridley/COC)
Second Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

Second Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

Russian Bobsled Federation states a drug-test sample that pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva gave on Sunday was positive.

Second Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics
Germany celebrates one of its four goals Friday against Canada in a stunning 4-3 Olympic men’s hockey semifinal win. (Canadian Press photo)

Germany upsets Canada in Olympic men’s hockey

Germany 4 Canada 3; Germans play OAR for gold; Canada and Czechs go for bronze

Germany celebrates one of its four goals Friday against Canada in a stunning 4-3 Olympic men’s hockey semifinal win. (Canadian Press photo)
Summerland’s Shae MacDonald, Andy Henderson (Salmon Arm) and Wyatt Danowski (Winnipeg) have been soaking in the atmosphere at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.                                Submitted photo

VIDEO: B.C. superfans soak in 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Trio, including two from the Okanagan, have been cheering on Summerland Olympian Kripps among others in Korea

Summerland’s Shae MacDonald, Andy Henderson (Salmon Arm) and Wyatt Danowski (Winnipeg) have been soaking in the atmosphere at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.                                Submitted photo
Kelsey Serwa, right, and Brittany Phelan hold the Canadian flag after topping the podium in women’s ski cross at PyeongChang 2018. (Team Canada)

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Kelowna skier Kesley Serwa adds to Canada’s gold medals

Despite losses in men’s hockey and curling, Canadian women won medals in ski cross and figure skating

Kelsey Serwa, right, and Brittany Phelan hold the Canadian flag after topping the podium in women’s ski cross at PyeongChang 2018. (Team Canada)
(Vincent Ethier/COC)

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Women’s ice hockey team loses first Olympic game in 20 years

Team Canada added two silvers and a bronze to their total

(Vincent Ethier/COC)
Canada’s Boutin wins silver in women’s 1,000 short track

Canada’s Boutin wins silver in women’s 1,000 short track

Women’s 1,000-metre short-track speedskater Kim Boutin wins silver the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Thursday

Canada’s Boutin wins silver in women’s 1,000 short track
Canadian forward Melodie Daoust (15) fights for position with United States defenceman Megan Keller (5) during the women’s ice hockey final between Canada and USA at PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 (Vincent Ethier/COC)

Team USA beats Canada 3-2 on the shootout to take home Olympic gold

Americans win their first gold medal since 1998

Canadian forward Melodie Daoust (15) fights for position with United States defenceman Megan Keller (5) during the women’s ice hockey final between Canada and USA at PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 (Vincent Ethier/COC)