Canada & World

FILE - United States' Alex Morgan jumps over Netherlands' goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal as she attempts to score during a women's quarterfinal soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has asked for permission to participate in the appeal by American women soccer players trying to reinstate their pay claim against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The EEOC asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, to be allowed to address the court during oral arguments scheduled for March 7 in Pasadena, California.(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

American women players settle suit vs US Soccer for $24M

Agreement ends 6-year legal battle over equal pay to men

FILE - United States' Alex Morgan jumps over Netherlands' goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal as she attempts to score during a women's quarterfinal soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has asked for permission to participate in the appeal by American women soccer players trying to reinstate their pay claim against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The EEOC asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, to be allowed to address the court during oral arguments scheduled for March 7 in Pasadena, California.(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
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 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, left, and France arrive at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Brynn Anderson
Canada, left, and France arrive at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Brynn Anderson
Canada’s Marielle Thompson celebartes winning a silver medal in women’s ski cross during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s Thompson wins silver in women’s ski cross at Beijing Olympics

Canada’s women drop out of curling contention, men to play for bronze

Canada’s Marielle Thompson celebartes winning a silver medal in women’s ski cross during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, trains at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Valieva tumbles out of the medals in Olympic figure skating

Valieva was permitted to skate despite failing a doping test weeks before the Beijing Games

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, trains at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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
Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee,competes in the women’s short program during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Russian skater Valieva listed two legal oxygen boosters on Olympic forms

Valieva is considered a “protected person” under anti-doping rules and could escape major sanctions

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee,competes in the women’s short program during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Team Sweden forward Lucas Wallmark (23) celebrates after scoring as Team Canada forward Mason McTavish (32) looks on during third period men’s quarter-final hockey action at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Sweden knocks Canadian men’s hockey team out of Olympic medal contention

Canada will go home without a medal in the sport for the first time in 16 years

Team Sweden forward Lucas Wallmark (23) celebrates after scoring as Team Canada forward Mason McTavish (32) looks on during third period men’s quarter-final hockey action at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Charles Hamelin (6) of Canada after winning gold in the men’s 5,000-metre short-track speedskating relay final at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Hamelin becomes Canada’s most decorated male Winter Olympian with 5,000m relay gold

Hamelin now tied with sprinter Andre De Grasse for most Olympic medals won by any Canadian man

Charles Hamelin (6) of Canada after winning gold in the men’s 5,000-metre short-track speedskating relay final at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
United States’ Cayla Barnes (3) and Canada’s Sarah Nurse (20) chase the puck during a preliminary round women’s hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Superpowers of women’s hockey set for another gold medal Olympic collision

Canada and the US ready to stage another clash of the titans Wednesday in Beijing

United States’ Cayla Barnes (3) and Canada’s Sarah Nurse (20) chase the puck during a preliminary round women’s hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Tanya Walter began coaching at St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton in 2017. (The Canadian Press)

B.C. Lions become first CFL team to hire full-time female coach, adding Walter to staff

Former national team player Tanya Walter hired as a defensive assistant

Tanya Walter began coaching at St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton in 2017. (The Canadian Press)
Valerie Maltais (right) Ivanie Blondin (left) and Isabelle Weidemann of Canada celebrate with their gold medals during a medal ceremony for the speedskating women’s team pursuit at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jae C. Hong

Women’s pursuit speedskating team gives Canada elusive second Olympic gold

Eight days later, Canada steps back up to the top of the podium in Biejing

Valerie Maltais (right) Ivanie Blondin (left) and Isabelle Weidemann of Canada celebrate with their gold medals during a medal ceremony for the speedskating women’s team pursuit at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jae C. Hong
Canada’s Laurie Blouin falls on her first jump during the women’s snowboard big air final at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Blouin fell on two of her three jumps to finish eighth in the women’s snowboarding big air event at the Beijing Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot wins second medal in Beijing with bronze in big air

Parrot won slopestyle on Feb. 7, three years after chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma.

Canada’s Laurie Blouin falls on her first jump during the women’s snowboard big air final at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Blouin fell on two of her three jumps to finish eighth in the women’s snowboarding big air event at the Beijing Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Kaillie Humphries, of the United States, sings the national anthem after winning the gold medal in the women’s monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Former Canadian bobsledder wins 3rd gold, this time in U.S. colours

U.S. teammates overcome numerous challenges on way to one-two monobob finish

Kaillie Humphries, of the United States, sings the national anthem after winning the gold medal in the women’s monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, leaves the ice after a training session at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Russian skater can compete, but Olympic medal ceremony won’t be held

Panel rules Valieva does not need to be provisionally suspended ahead of a full investigation

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, leaves the ice after a training session at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Christine De Bruin, of Canada, drives during the women’s monobob heat 3 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dmitri Lovetsky

De Bruin wins monobob bronze, Canada roars into women’s hockey final

Canada, US will stage latest chapter of great international hockey rivalry Wednesday

Christine De Bruin, of Canada, drives during the women’s monobob heat 3 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dmitri Lovetsky
Christine De Bruin, of Canada, drives during the women’s monobob heat 3 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dmitri Lovetsky

De Bruin wins monobob bronze, Canada roars into women’s hockey final

Stony Plain native picks up Canada’s first sliding medal of the Beijing Olympics

Christine De Bruin, of Canada, drives during the women’s monobob heat 3 at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dmitri Lovetsky
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) eyes a pass in the end zone as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple (20) attempts to tackle during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 56 football game, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) eyes a pass in the end zone as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple (20) attempts to tackle during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 56 football game, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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)
This photo provided by BMW shows a scene from BMW’s 2022 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (BMW via AP)

Super Bowl ads go heavy on nostalgia and star-power

On the field, the Los Angeles Rams are facing off against the…

This photo provided by BMW shows a scene from BMW’s 2022 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (BMW via AP)