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

With golden dream deferred, Damian Warner finds silver linings in Olympic delay

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Tokyo 2020 was supposed to be the culmination of a natural progression to Damian Warner’s career. But with the Summer Games postponed, the 30-year-old is trying to look on the bright side.

Rejuvenated runner Matt Hughes ponders doubling up at Tokyo Olympics

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Canadian steeplechase runner Matt Hughes thought his career would end at an Olympics this summer. But qualifying recently in a second event has the 30-year-old eyeing the 2022 world championships and possibly 2024 Paris Olympics after next year's Tokyo Games.

Track and field world championships rescheduled for July 2022

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

The track world championships were rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022, on Wednesday, the first major sports event to be repositioned in the wake of the 12-month postponement of the Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic.

World Athletics suspends Tokyo Olympics qualifying through November

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

World Athletics says it has suspended Olympic qualification because of the coronavirus pandemic and the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021.

Russia to stop giving national team spots to track athletes with doping history

Monday, April 6th, 2020

The Russian track federation said Sunday it won't select athletes to its national team who were given bans since November 2015 for a range of doping and doping-related offences, or who work with a coach who was banned since that date.

Olympic gold medallists among 4 Russian track athletes charged with doping offences

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Two Olympic gold medallists were among four Russian track and field athletes charged with doping offences.

Carl Lewis calls for Olympics to be moved to 2022

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

On Sunday, nine-time Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis called for the 2020 athletics season to be scrapped and July's Tokyo Olympics to be postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands.

U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones calls for IOC to postpone Tokyo Olympics

Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones is imploring the IOC to send a different message from the one it has thus far about the coronavirus crisis. It has yet to postpone the games, and by not doing that, Jones believes it is telling athletes that they need to be ready, just in case.

Caster Semenya, barred from 800 metres, pursuing Olympic berth as a sprinter

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya, who is barred from competing in her favourite race and defending her Olympic 800-metre title, is trying to make the Tokyo Summer Games anyway — by switching to the 200.

‘This is a profession, not a hobby’: Canadian runners react to cancelled NYC Half Marathon

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Tuesday’s cancellation of the New York City Half Marathon has left some Canadian runners concerned about race schedules out of their control during the Tokyo Olympic qualifying window.