The NHL intends to participate in next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but there are some details still to be worked out including approval from the owners. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly is quoted on the International Ice Hockey Federation website saying the league is proceeding under the assumption that NHL players will play in Sochi. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Dick Pound has written a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency assessing the current state of drug-testing. It doesn't paint a pretty picture. Despite increased testing and scientific advances to detect more sophisticated substances, Pound said anti-doping programs are failing and drug cheats are getting away scot-free because of a lack of will among sports organizations, governments and athletes. Full Story.
Dr. Gaetan Tardif has been elected as the new president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. The organization issued a release Saturday saying Tardif will take over from David Legg, who held the position for three years. Full Story.