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

Justin Gatlin denies latest doping allegations, fires coach

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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World 100-metre champion Justin Gatlin fired coach Dennis Mitchell following an undercover investigation reported Tuesday that appeared to show people linked to the sprinter offering to supply performance-enhancing drugs.

3 more Russian bobsledders banned from Olympics

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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Three more Russian bobsledders have been disqualified from the 2014 Olympics for doping. Alexander Kasyanov, Alexei Pushkarev and Ilyir Khuzin were banned based on evidence that Russia operated a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.

More Russian track athletes banned for doping at London Olympics

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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The Russian track and field federation says two more of its athletes have been disqualified from the Olympics for doping. The federation says relay medalist Yulia Gushchina and long jumper Anna Nazarova were caught when their samples from the 2012 Olympics were retested.

IAAF leaves Russian track and field ban in place

Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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Russia's ban from international track and field was extended Sunday by the IAAF as key Russian sports and political figures continue to deny operating any doping system. Track's world governing body unanimously accepted a recommendation from its Russia taskforce not to reinstate Russia.

Natasha Wodak ready to regain title at cross-country nationals

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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Canadian track record-holder Natasha Wodak, who has enjoyed a successful cross-country season following surgery last December, will try to win the senior women’s national race for the second time in three years in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday at 1:45 p.m. ET.

Watch the Canadian cross-country championships

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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More than a thousand of this country's best runners will be in action in Kingston on Saturday at the Canadian cross-country championships.

Akeem Haynes thinks he can be the CFL’s fastest man

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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He won an Olympic medal on the track, but football is his true love. That's why Canada's Akeem Haynes is trying to beat the odds once again by chasing his gridiron dream.

Canada’s Justyn Knight wins 1st NCAA cross-country title in senior season

Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Canadian Justyn Knight finished his NCAA cross-country career in style, winning the title in his fourth and final NCAA division I championship on Saturday.

Justyn Knight seeks elusive gold at final NCAA cross-country championships

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Canada's Justyn Knight will run in his fourth and final NCAA Division I cross-country championships this Saturday in Louisville, Ky., having rediscovered his love for the sport. "I love the feeling of competing hard ... and making personal improvements."

Donovan Bailey ‘humbled’ by Walk of Fame star

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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?Sprinter Donovan Bailey says he knows that his induction into Canada's Walk of Fame will affect the way he's seen by future generations.