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

‘You need everything to be happy’: Damian Warner leaves Calgary for London, Ont.

Friday, September 21st, 2018

?To be the best in the world, Damian Warner believes he needs to train where he's most happy. And so the 28-year-old decathlete is leaving his training base in Calgary and moving back home to London, Ont., to train with Gar Leyshon, the high school coach who first introduced him to track and field.

WADA board to vote Thursday on Russian reinstatement

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The World Anti-Doping Agency board is due to vote Thursday on Russian reinstatement, nearly three years after learning its top athletes could take banned drugs with near-impunity since the Russian Anti-Doping Agency and national laboratory would cover for them.

New round of athletes, leaders protest Russian reinstatement

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

More Olympic athletes and anti-doping leaders have come out in protest of the possible reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency.

Global anti-doping group joins outcry over potential Russian reinstatement

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The potential reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency drew further outcry Monday, this time from a worldwide group of drug-fighting organizations that portrayed it as the result of an eleventh-hour deal designed to appease a powerful nation.

‘Smart decisions’ led to Canadian Rachel Cliff’s strong debut marathon

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Rachel Cliff executed her debut marathon to perfection on Sunday in Berlin, says head coach Richard Lee, who believes training for the 42.2-kilometre run should only help the Vancouver runner remain competitive on the world stage in the 10,000 metres.

France’s Kevin Mayer breaks world decathlon record

Sunday, September 16th, 2018
Germany Athletics Europeans

France's Kevin Mayer set a new decathlon world record on Sunday when he finished with 9126 points at the Decastar event in Talence, France.

Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin marathon win

Sunday, September 16th, 2018
Germany Berlin Marathon

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has broken the marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute and 40 seconds on Sunday.

Beckie Scott resigns over reinstatement of Russia’s anti-doping agency

Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Canadian Olympic champion Beckie Scott has resigned from the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Compliance Review Committee, CBC has learned. The move comes after that committee recommended that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) be reinstated.

WADA panel recommends reinstatement of Russian anti-doping agency

Friday, September 14th, 2018
Russia Doping

A key review committee is recommending Russia's anti-doping agency be reinstated after a 34-month suspension resulting from the country's scheme to circumvent rules and win Olympic medals.

Berlin Marathon ‘a celebration of good health’ for Rachel Hannah

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Canada's Rachel Hannah feels "strong and powerful" for her first Berlin Marathon and sixth marathon overall, less than a year after suffering injuries to her right foot and left leg. Watch Sunday's race at at 2:30 a.m. ET.