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

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.

Jamaica’s Carter at court for Bolt Olympic relay medal case

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Olympics in a doping case that cost Usain Bolt a 4x100-meter relay gold medal. Carter shielded his face from media on arriving at sport's highest court for a closed-doors hearing expected to last all day.

Kenyan marathoner Jemima Sumgong handed 4-year drug ban

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong was banned four years for EPO after a doping tribunal rejected her explanation that the blood-boosting hormone was in her system because she had been treated at a hospital in Kenya days before her failed test.

Mo Farah splits with controversial track coach Alberto Salazar

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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British distance legend Mo Farah has joined a growing list of high-profile athletes to part ways with controversial track coach Alberto Salazar. The 34-year-old is leaving the famous Nike Oregon Project training group to focus on marathon running in London.

Olympic champion runner Wayde van Niekerk out for months with knee injury

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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South African runner Wayde van Niekerk will be out 6-9 months and was expected to have surgery in the United States after tearing a ligament and cartilage in his right knee during a celebrity tag rugby game.

Canada’s Justyn Knight repeats as ACC cross-country champion

Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Toronto's Justyn Knight, who finished ninth in the men’s 5,000 metres at his track and field world championships debut in the summer, successfully defended his Atlantic Coast Conference cross-country title Friday in Louisville, Ky.

Olympic champ Donovan Bailey 1 of 6 added to Canada’s Walk of Fame

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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Olympic gold medallist Donovan Bailey, Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin and civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond, are among the diverse selection of people who will be inducted at the annual awards gala in Toronto on Nov. 15.

Melissa Bishop is still searching for the perfect race

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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After falling just short of the Olympic podium in Rio, Melissa Bishop and her longtime coach are working hard to make sure the Canadian runner peaks in time for Tokyo.

Soccer? Usain Bolt says he’s seriously considering the beautiful game

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
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Usain Bolt says he is serious about starting up a soccer career now he has retired from sprinting, and he even believes he could even be good enough to play for Jamaica.