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

Kenyan marathon great Wilson Kipsang banned 4 years for doping violation

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has been handed a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations.

Paris, Eugene Diamond League meetings cancelled due to COVID-19

Friday, June 26th, 2020

This year's Diamond League athletics meetings in Paris and Eugene have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said on Friday.

Andre De Grasse will get taste of racing with no spectators next month in Florida

Friday, June 19th, 2020
ATH Canadian Championships 20200423

Three-time Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse will get a taste of it on July 9 when he races the seldom-run 100-yard dash as part of the Inspiration Games. Organized by Weltklasse Zurich, races will be held in Florida, California and Zurich.

Trial of Diacks exposes dark backdrop of golden era of track

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
France Doping Diack Trial

A grim picture has emerged from a corruption trial in Paris that has shown how the thrilling era for track fans was poisoned behind the scenes by a father-son partnership at the top of the IAAF, the international governing body that organizes Olympic races and world championships.

Reigning 100m world champion Coleman disputes latest missed drug test

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Reigning world champion Christian Coleman insists a simple phone call from drug testers while he was out Christmas shopping could've prevented the latest misunderstanding about his whereabouts — one he fears could lead to a suspension.

Andre De Grasse caps 2019 comeback season with Athletics Canada honour

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Athletics Canada on Saturday awarded sprinter Andre De Grasse the Phil A. Edwards Memorial Trophy as track athlete of the year for 2019. The 25-year-old won world bronze and silver medals in the 100 and 200 metres, respectively, after capturing Diamond League bronze.

Olympian Damian Warner says ‘IOC on the wrong side of history’ with protest ban

Friday, June 12th, 2020
Qatar Athletics Worlds

Five months ago, the International Olympic Committee reaffirmed its ban on political protests by specifying such gestures on a podium remain prohibited. Although the IOC said earlier this week it would begin talks that could lead to athletes making stronger protests at future Olympics, Warner wants more done.

Damian Warner named 2019 Athletics Canada combined events athlete of year

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Decathlete Damian Warner was honoured Friday by Athletics Canada, announced as combined events athlete of the year after medalling at three major events in 2019, including bronze at the track and field world championships.

Former IAAF president calls own son a ‘thug’ in Paris corruption trial

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack pointed a finger of blame at his son, saying he behaved like "a thug," as he was quizzed in detail for the first time in court Thursday on charges that the governing body of track and field became a nest of corruption and doping coverups under his leadership.

Decathlete Kevin Mayer tops Kaul, Uibo in virtual showdown

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Kevin Mayer, the current world-record holder in the decathlon, overcame morning nerves and a delayed start to capture the combined events edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash virtual event on Sunday.