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

Fred Kerley leads American sweep of Diamond League men’s 100m podium

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Fred Kerley led the charge for a United States sweep of the men's Diamond League 100-metre podium on Friday in Brussels, Belgium. 

Effects of climate change will force sports bodies to rethink their calendar

Sunday, August 8th, 2021

The effects of climate change will force sports bodies to rethink their calendar of events, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said Sunday.

Neeraj Chopra wins India’s 1st Olympic gold medal in track and field

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Neeraj Chopra Olympics

Neeraj Chopra won India's first ever gold medal in track and field, winning the javelin throw in Tokyo.

Canada wins Olympic bronze in men’s 4x100m relay

Friday, August 6th, 2021

The Canadian men's 4x100-metre relay team of Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown, Brendon Rodney and Jerome Blake has captured Olympic bronze in Friday's final at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

Canada’s Evan Dunfee storms back to capture bronze in 50km race walk

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Canada's Evan Dunfee captured bronze in the men's 50-kilometre race walk at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday with an incredible finish, earning Canada's first Olympic race walking medal in 29 years.

Canada’s Damian Warner extends decathlon lead with another Olympic best

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Canada's Damian Warner picked up right where he left off in the decathlon. The London, Ont., native recorded an Olympic best — his third through six events in Tokyo — with a time of 13.46 seconds in the 110-metre hurdles on Thursday in Japan.

Belarusian sprinter asks IOC for help after she says she was taken to airport against her wishes

Sunday, August 1st, 2021
OLYMPICS-2020/BELARUS Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday to get involved in her case after saying she had been removed from the national team and taken to Tokyo airport against her wishes over her criticism of national coaches.

China’s Gong Lijiao wins gold medal in women’s shot put

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

China's Gong Lijiao won the women's shot put gold in a personal best 20.58 meters on Sunday under blistering conditions at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium as the United States' Raven Saunders picked up silver and New Zealand's Valerie Adams claimed bronze.

Suspension of Sha’Carri Richardson reignites Olympic banned substance debate

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

On the latest episode of CBC Sports video series Bring It In, Morgan Campbell is joined by Meghan McPeak and Dave Zirin to discuss Richardson's positive cannabis test and why it should be removed from the Olympic banned substance list.

Sha’Carri Richardson will not be selected to U.S. Tokyo relay team

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson will not be selected to the U.S. 2020 Olympic 4x100-meter relay team after she accepted a one-month ban for testing positive for cannabis.