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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JAN 2 – JAN 8, 2021
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JAN 2 - JAN 8, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | January 8, 2021

Every week we recap the top Canadian Sports Business stories from the past week.

Calgary expects to host World Cup ski, snowboard bubble in February, March

“Plans are in the final stages to create a winter sports bubble in Calgary and host multiple international ski and snowboarding events this year. The event in Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park may play a major factor in qualifying for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.” FULL STORY

Senators, Leafs can play at home this season amid COVID-19 pandemic, province announces

“The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs will be able to play home games as they compete in the NHL this season, Lisa MacLeod, minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries, announced Thursday.” FULL STORY

Olympic, Paralympic torches pulled from display as COVID-19 spreads in Japan

“Japan is halting a public display of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic torches as new virus cases jump in the country. The Olympics and Paralympics could involve more that 15,000 athletes entering Japan from 205 nations and territories.” FULL STORY

Toronto Raptors link arms with Phoenix Suns in solidarity hours after storming of U.S. Capitol

“The show of solidarity came hours after a violent mob of U.S. President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and a day after news that no charges would be laid in the shooting of Black man Jacob Blake. Raptors coach Nick Nurse called the events of the past two days: “Disturbing, disgusting, incredulous, sad.” FULL STORY

Team USA poses with Hockey Canada ‘can’ after winning world junior gold

“Team USA caused some controversy following their 2-0 win over Canada in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game, posing for their championship photo next to a barrel with a Hockey Canada logo taped to it.” FULL STORY

Alabama’s DeVonta Smith becomes 1st receiver to win Heisman Trophy in 29 years

“Smith became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in 29 seasons Tuesday night, breaking the monopoly quarterbacks have had on the award by beating out three of them. Smith was presented the award in a virtual ceremony orchestrated by ESPN.” FULL STORY

Winnipeg Jets given go-ahead for upcoming NHL season in Manitoba

“Under the province’s updated public health orders announced on Friday, professional hockey teams in Manitoba, including those from outside of the province, will be allowed to hold games as well as training.” FULL STORY

Stars likely won’t play until Jan. 19 or later after COVID-19 outbreak

Six players and two staff members of the Dallas Stars recently tested positive for COVID-19, the club announced Friday. As a result of the positive tests, the league is in the process of reviewing and revising the team’s schedule” FULL STORY

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JAN 2 - JAN 8, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | January 8, 2021

Every week we recap the top Canadian Sports Business stories from the past week.

Calgary expects to host World Cup ski, snowboard bubble in February, March

“Plans are in the final stages to create a winter sports bubble in Calgary and host multiple international ski and snowboarding events this year. The event in Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park may play a major factor in qualifying for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.” FULL STORY

Senators, Leafs can play at home this season amid COVID-19 pandemic, province announces

“The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs will be able to play home games as they compete in the NHL this season, Lisa MacLeod, minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries, announced Thursday.” FULL STORY

Olympic, Paralympic torches pulled from display as COVID-19 spreads in Japan

“Japan is halting a public display of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic torches as new virus cases jump in the country. The Olympics and Paralympics could involve more that 15,000 athletes entering Japan from 205 nations and territories.” FULL STORY

Toronto Raptors link arms with Phoenix Suns in solidarity hours after storming of U.S. Capitol

“The show of solidarity came hours after a violent mob of U.S. President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and a day after news that no charges would be laid in the shooting of Black man Jacob Blake. Raptors coach Nick Nurse called the events of the past two days: “Disturbing, disgusting, incredulous, sad.” FULL STORY

Team USA poses with Hockey Canada ‘can’ after winning world junior gold

“Team USA caused some controversy following their 2-0 win over Canada in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game, posing for their championship photo next to a barrel with a Hockey Canada logo taped to it.” FULL STORY

Alabama’s DeVonta Smith becomes 1st receiver to win Heisman Trophy in 29 years

“Smith became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in 29 seasons Tuesday night, breaking the monopoly quarterbacks have had on the award by beating out three of them. Smith was presented the award in a virtual ceremony orchestrated by ESPN.” FULL STORY

Winnipeg Jets given go-ahead for upcoming NHL season in Manitoba

“Under the province’s updated public health orders announced on Friday, professional hockey teams in Manitoba, including those from outside of the province, will be allowed to hold games as well as training.” FULL STORY

Stars likely won’t play until Jan. 19 or later after COVID-19 outbreak

Six players and two staff members of the Dallas Stars recently tested positive for COVID-19, the club announced Friday. As a result of the positive tests, the league is in the process of reviewing and revising the team’s schedule” FULL STORY