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

De Grasse ‘booted out’ of 100m showdown against Bolt

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Andre De Grasse, hoping for the chance to beat Usain Bolt for the first time at Friday's Diamond League meet in Monaco (CBCSports.ca, 2 p.m. ET), will have to wait until the upcoming world championships in London, England as the sprinters will be competing in separate events.

Crystal Emmanuel breaks 34-year-old Canadian 200m record

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Crystal Emmanuel broke the Canadian record in the 200 metres on Tuesday, rewriting one of the oldest records on the books.

48 Canadians named for world track and field championships

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Forty-eight athletes, including defending champions Shawn Barber in pole vault and injured high jumper Derek Drouin, were named to Canada’s team Tuesday for the Aug. 5-13 world track and field championships at London Stadium in England.

Andre De Grasse tops field in 200m at Diamond League

Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse finished first and set a meeting record in the 200-metre race at the Diamond League stop in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday.

De Grasse set for 200m in Rabat after recharge following nationals

Friday, July 14th, 2017
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Fresh off double gold at the Canadian track and field championships, Andre De Grasse continues his preparation for worlds by running the 200 metres at a Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 2 p.m. ET).

Cam Levins hopeful of reviving track career

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Distance runner and Canadian 10,000-metre record holder Cam Levins is trying to get his career back on track, literally, with his old college coach after ending his four-plus year working relationship with Alberto Salazar of the Nike Oregon Project training group.

Glenroy Gilbert named full-time head coach for Athletics Canada

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Olympic relay champion Glenroy Gilbert has been named Athletics Canada's permanent head coach.

Mo Farah wins, defends integrity at Diamond League

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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In the penultimate race of an illustrious career, four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah won the 3,000-metre race at the London leg of the Diamond League, while Canadians Liz Gleadle and Christabel Nettey both finished off the podium in there respective events on Sunday.

De Grasse, Emmanuel pile up the gold at Canadian track championships

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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Andre De Grasse pulled away from the rest of the pack to win the 200-metre race at the Canadian track and field championships on Sunday, two days after he posted a victory in the 100. Fellow Canadian Crystal Emmanuel also captured the double with an absolutely dominant win in the 200 on Sunday.

Olympic race walk champion Matej Toth suspended for alleged doping breach

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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The reigning Olympic and world champion in the men's 50-kilometre race walk, Matej Toth, has been suspended over an alleged breach of anti-doping rules.