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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 28 – MAR 5, 2021
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 28 - MAR 5, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | March 5, 2021

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

Chris Schultz passes away at 61

Former Football player and analyst Chris Schultz dies at the age of 61. FULL STORY

Women’s world hockey championship in Nova Scotia pushed to May

The International Ice Hockey Federation has confirmed the postponement of the women’s world hockey championship in Nova Scotia to May 6-16. FULL STORY

Calgary Flames fire head coach Geoff Ward, replace him with Darryl Sutter

“The Calgary Flames have fired Geoff Ward and brought Darryl Sutter back as head coach. The team made the announcement Thursday night after Ward coached the Flames to a 7-3 win over the Ottawa Senators. The Flames went 11-11-2 under Ward.” FULL STORY

Walter Gretzky, father of the Great One, dead at 82

“Canada’s most beloved hockey dad left a legacy beyond the rink.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Eliot Grondin wins World Cup snowboard cross gold

“Canada’s Eliot Grondin captured his first-ever World Cup snowboard cross victory on Wednesday, in Bakuriani, Georgia. The 19-year-old from Sainte-Marie, Que. – who took a bronze medal earlier in the season in Idre Fjall, Sweden – finished ahead of Austria’s Alessandro Haemmerle and Italy’s Lorenzo Sommariva, and said his win was largely due to strategy.” FULL STORY

Tokyo Olympics adds 12 women to executive board to reach 42 per cent

“The Tokyo Olympics made a symbolic gesture toward gender equality on Tuesday by appointing 12 women to the body’s executive board. The board will now have 19 women among its 45 members, or 42 per cent.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Megan Farrell narrowly misses podium at snowboard worlds in Slovenia

“Canada’s Megan Farrell finished just off the podium Tuesday, placing fourth in a women’s parallel slalom race at the FIS snowboard world championships in Slovenia.” FULL STORY

World Rugby recommends postponing 2021 women’s World Cup by a year due to pandemic

“World Rugby looks set to postpone the 2021 women’s World Cup to next year, citing uncertainty due to the global pandemic.” FULL STORY

Edmonton Oilers submit proposal to bring live fans back to the arena

“The Edmonton Oilers have submitted a proposal to Alberta Health that, if approved, would allow fans to attend live games at Rogers Place.” FULL STORY

Alpine unveils new car for F1 in French flag colours

“The rebranded Alpine team presented its new Formula One car on Tuesday, revealing a new livery of blue, white and red matching the colours of the French flag instead of yellow and black.” FULL STORY

Plans announced to create a grassroots Canadian rugby league co-op

“Professional rugby league in Canada lasted less than four seasons with the Toronto Wolfpack. The Ottawa Aces have yet to take the field. But there are plans to kick-start the sport at the grassroots level in Canada, in the form of the Canada Co-Operative Championship Rugby League (CCCRL). Organizers hope to eventually establish a 12 -team league with both men’s and women’s teams with fans literally able to buy into the concept.” FULL STORY

Canadian women to conclude the toughest test as Olympic basketball schedule unveiled

“It’s been 85 years since Canada won an Olympic basketball medal. By Aug. 7, that drought could be over. FIBA released the basketball schedule for the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, with three Canadian women’s round-robin games set in stone: July 26 against No. 8 Serbia (4:20 a.m. ET), July 29 against No. 19 Korea (9 p.m. ET) and Aug. 1 against No. 3 Spain (9 p.m. ET).” FULL STORY

J.J. Watt agrees to terms on 2-year deal with Arizona Cardinals

“Former Houston Texan J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, just one month after being released by the Texans.” FULL STORY

Kerri Einarson wins back-to-back Scotties titles

“Team Canada defeats Ontario’s Rachel Homan at women’s national curling championship.” FULL STORY

Watch the 2021 short track world championships.

Click on the video player above beginning on Friday at 4:35 a.m. ET to watch live action from the short track world championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands.  WATCH HERE

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF FEB 28 - MAR 5, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | March 5, 2021

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

Chris Schultz passes away at 61

Former Football Player and analyst Chris Schultz dies at the age of 61. FULL STORY

Women’s world hockey championship in Nova Scotia pushed to May

The International Ice Hockey Federation has confirmed the postponement of the women’s world hockey championship in Nova Scotia to May 6-16. FULL STORY

Calgary Flames fire head coach Geoff Ward, replace him with Darryl Sutter

“The Calgary Flames have fired Geoff Ward and brought Darryl Sutter back as head coach. The team made the announcement Thursday night after Ward coached the Flames to a 7-3 win over the Ottawa Senators. The Flames went 11-11-2 under Ward.” FULL STORY

Walter Gretzky, father of the Great One, dead at 82

“Canada’s most beloved hockey dad left a legacy beyond the rink.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Eliot Grondin wins World Cup snowboard cross gold

“Canada’s Eliot Grondin captured his first-ever World Cup snowboard cross victory on Wednesday, in Bakuriani, Georgia. The 19-year-old from Sainte-Marie, Que. – who took a bronze medal earlier in the season in Idre Fjall, Sweden – finished ahead of Austria’s Alessandro Haemmerle and Italy’s Lorenzo Sommariva, and said his win was largely due to strategy.” FULL STORY

Tokyo Olympics adds 12 women to executive board to reach 42 per cent

“The Tokyo Olympics made a symbolic gesture toward gender equality on Tuesday by appointing 12 women to the body’s executive board. The board will now have 19 women among its 45 members, or 42 per cent.” FULL STORY

Canada’s Megan Farrell narrowly misses podium at snowboard worlds in Slovenia

“Canada’s Megan Farrell finished just off the podium Tuesday, placing fourth in a women’s parallel slalom race at the FIS snowboard world championships in Slovenia.” FULL STORY

World Rugby recommends postponing 2021 women’s World Cup by a year due to pandemic

“World Rugby looks set to postpone the 2021 women’s World Cup to next year, citing uncertainty due to the global pandemic.” FULL STORY

Edmonton Oilers submit proposal to bring live fans back to the arena

“The Edmonton Oilers have submitted a proposal to Alberta Health that, if approved, would allow fans to attend live games at Rogers Place.” FULL STORY

Alpine unveils new car for F1 in French flag colours

“The rebranded Alpine team presented its new Formula One car on Tuesday, revealing a new livery of blue, white and red matching the colours of the French flag instead of yellow and black.” FULL STORY

Plans announced to create a grassroots Canadian rugby league co-op

“Professional rugby league in Canada lasted less than four seasons with the Toronto Wolfpack. The Ottawa Aces have yet to take the field. But there are plans to kick-start the sport at the grassroots level in Canada, in the form of the Canada Co-Operative Championship Rugby League (CCCRL). Organizers hope to eventually establish a 12 -team league with both men’s and women’s teams with fans literally able to buy into the concept.” FULL STORY

Canadian women to conclude the toughest test as Olympic basketball schedule unveiled

“It’s been 85 years since Canada won an Olympic basketball medal. By Aug. 7, that drought could be over. FIBA released the basketball schedule for the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, with three Canadian women’s round-robin games set in stone: July 26 against No. 8 Serbia (4:20 a.m. ET), July 29 against No. 19 Korea (9 p.m. ET) and Aug. 1 against No. 3 Spain (9 p.m. ET).” FULL STORY

J.J. Watt agrees to terms on 2-year deal with Arizona Cardinals

“Former Houston Texan J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, just one month after being released by the Texans.” FULL STORY

Kerri Einarson wins back-to-back Scotties titles

“Team Canada defeats Ontario’s Rachel Homan at women’s national curling championship.” FULL STORY

Watch the 2021 short track world championships.

Click on the video player above beginning on Friday at 4:35 a.m. ET to watch live action from the short track world championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands.  WATCH HERE