Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Track and Field’ Category

De Grasse, relay team relishing chance to slow down in off-season

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Canada's men's sprint story at last month's world track and field championships began with Andre De Grasse injured and ended with the 4x100-metre relay team finishing sixth. Now, heading into a year with no Olympics or world championships, Canada's fastest men are taking a break and slowing down.

Appeal in Bolt Olympic relay case set for November

Monday, September 11th, 2017

An appeal case involving the 2008 Olympic title stripped from Usain Bolt and the Jamaican relay team is going to court in November.

Russian high jumper laments country’s lack of reform progress

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Russia's only reigning athletics world champion said Friday that the country isn't moving fast enough with reforms that could see its doping ban lifted.

Mo Ahmed: ‘I gave the race’ to Mo Farah

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Still smarting over a lost race in the men's 5,000 metres at last month's Diamond League final in Zurich, Canadian distance runner Mo Ahmed says there's room for growth after a season of personal bests and national records.

Juggling act: School, athletics left middle-distance runner McBride exhausted

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Brandon McBride's rookie season as a professional middle-distance runner, filled with big expectations, stress and success, quickly became a lesson in how to balance academics and athletics.

Usain Bolt says his world records will ‘last a while’

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about retiring and is confident his world records can stand for another 15-20 years.

Alysha Newman ties her Canadian pole vault record to end season

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Pole vaulter Alysha Newman clipped the bar on her third and final attempt at 4.85 metres Friday in Brussels after clearing 4.75, and tying her Canadian record set last Sunday. The Canadian managed to deliver a third-place finish in the process.

Hard-luck Aaron Brown eyes sub-20 seconds to end season

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Canada's Aaron Brown says he'll have redemption on his mind when running the 200 metres in Brussels on Friday (, 2 p.m. ET), where the Diamond League Trophy will be awarded to the winner of each of the 16 events along with $50,000 US.

Watch Diamond League track & field from Brussels

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Watch live on Friday at 2 p.m. ET as Canadian athletes Aaron Brown (men's 200) and Alysha Newman (pole vault) compete at the final Diamond League track and field event of the season in Brussels.

Watch Road to the Olympic Games: Diamond League track & field

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Watch coverage of the Diamond League track and field event in Brussels on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly program spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world.