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A Canadian bobsleigh team, under the guidance of Justin Kripps of Summerland, won silver in World Cup action in Germany on Sunday. (IBSF photo)

Summerland bobsleigh athlete joins Canadian coaching staff

Justin Kripps has competed in four Winter Olympic games

 

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje are skating in Kelowna May 18 with Stars on Ice (Stars on Ice)

Overcoming figure skating’s gender norms in Kelowna

Kaitlyn Weaver, ‘accidental activist’, is skating with Stars on Ice in Kelowna May 18

 

Vancouver Island’s Micah Zandee-Hart is competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics this year with the Canadian women’s hockey team. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee)

Zandee-Hart makes B.C. hockey history with Canada’s women’s Olympic team

Vancouver Islander to make her Winter Games debut in Beijing on Feb. 3

 

Elena Gaskell of Vernon has been named to Freestyle Canada NextGen team. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon freestyle skier reaches Olympic dream

Elena Gaskell one of 24 athletes named by Freestyle Canada to the Canadian Olympic team Monday, Jan. 24

Elena Gaskell of Vernon has been named to Freestyle Canada NextGen team. (Photo Submitted)
Justin Kripps of Summerland will compete in bobsleigh in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton)

Summerland bobsleigh athlete to compete in Winter Olympics

Justin Kripps previously tied for gold in two-man event in 2018 Winter Olympics

Justin Kripps of Summerland will compete in bobsleigh in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton)
Vernon’s Kevin Hill is representing Canada in snowboard cross at the Winter Olympics in China next month. It will be Hill’s third Olympic Games. (Team Canada Photo)

Greater Vernon athletes nominated for Olympic spots

Kevin Hill of Vernon (snowboard cross) and Coldstream’s Emma Lunder (biathlon) nominated in respective sports

Vernon’s Kevin Hill is representing Canada in snowboard cross at the Winter Olympics in China next month. It will be Hill’s third Olympic Games. (Team Canada Photo)
Chief Dean Nelson, of Lilwat First Nation, addressing attendees of a press conference announcing Indigenous and B.C. communities teaming to explore a 2030 Winter Games bid. (City of Vancouver Facebook screenshot)

First Nations, Whistler, Vancouver explore 2030 Winter Games bid

Indigenous, municipal leaders announce memorandum of understanding for Winter Olympic bid

Chief Dean Nelson, of Lilwat First Nation, addressing attendees of a press conference announcing Indigenous and B.C. communities teaming to explore a 2030 Winter Games bid. (City of Vancouver Facebook screenshot)
Canadian Olympians and Paralympians gather on stage at the Team Canada x Lululemon Athlete Kit Reveal in Toronto on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Lululemon will outfit Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes starting with the upcoming Winter Games in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Team Canada unveils kit from Lululemon for 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Sleek and simple with a look that was sporty carried the day for new Olympic designs

Canadian Olympians and Paralympians gather on stage at the Team Canada x Lululemon Athlete Kit Reveal in Toronto on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Lululemon will outfit Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes starting with the upcoming Winter Games in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Don Fehr, left, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, center, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, answer questions during a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Olympics in Beijing

NHL players are set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Don Fehr, left, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, center, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, answer questions during a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto and IOC President Thomas Bach, on a screen, speak during a five=party online meeting at Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Y in Tokyo Monday, June 21, 2021. The Tokyo Olympics will allow some local fans to attend when the games open in just over a month, Tokyo organizing committee officials and the IOC said on Monday. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)

Tokyo Olympics to allow Japanese fans only, with strict limits

Organizers set a limit of 50% capacity — up to a maximum of 10,000 fans

Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto and IOC President Thomas Bach, on a screen, speak during a five=party online meeting at Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Y in Tokyo Monday, June 21, 2021. The Tokyo Olympics will allow some local fans to attend when the games open in just over a month, Tokyo organizing committee officials and the IOC said on Monday. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
Vernon’s Ken Holland (left), president and general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, and former Vernon Lakers forward Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior vice-president of national teams, have been named to management group for Team Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Black Press file/Hockey Canada photos)

Vernon connections on Canada Olympic men’s hockey management team

Vernon native Ken Holland and ex-Vernon Lakers forward Scott Salmond named to team for Beijing 2022

Vernon’s Ken Holland (left), president and general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, and former Vernon Lakers forward Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior vice-president of national teams, have been named to management group for Team Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Black Press file/Hockey Canada photos)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby talks with media while cleaning out his locker at the NHL hockey team’s training facility in Cranberry, Pa., Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Crosby will be the headline attendee at a gala dinner Thursday honouring Nova Scotia’s top 15 athletes of all time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Gene J. Puskar
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby talks with media while cleaning out his locker at the NHL hockey team’s training facility in Cranberry, Pa., Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Crosby will be the headline attendee at a gala dinner Thursday honouring Nova Scotia’s top 15 athletes of all time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Gene J. Puskar
FILE – VANOC CEO John Furlong smiles during a news conference in Vancouver on February 3, 2006. While Vancouver celebrates the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the man who co-led the bid and headed the organizing committee wants the city to do it again in 2030. John Furlong told the Vancouver Board of Trade in a speech Thursday he thinks the city could and should bid for the 2030 Winter Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

2010 leader John Furlong urges Vancouver to bid for 2030 Winter Games

VANOC said the 2010 games broke even financially

FILE – VANOC CEO John Furlong smiles during a news conference in Vancouver on February 3, 2006. While Vancouver celebrates the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the man who co-led the bid and headed the organizing committee wants the city to do it again in 2030. John Furlong told the Vancouver Board of Trade in a speech Thursday he thinks the city could and should bid for the 2030 Winter Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody