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

Sprinter Noah Lyles wants to win world gold, celebrate like Usain Bolt

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

When U.S. sprinter Noah Lyles spends time studying Usain Bolt on video, he's not only looking at the lanky speedster's form in between the lanes, but at the dancing, rollicking post-race celebrations Bolt concocted to make his sport can't-miss viewing.

29 Russians to compete as neutral athletes at IAAF world championships

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

The suspended Russian track federation is sending a team of 29 competitors to the world championships next week in Qatar, where they will compete as neutral athletes.

Elijah Manangoi won’t defend 1,500-metre title at track and field worlds

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Defending 1,500-metre champion Elijah Manangoi has pulled out of the upcoming world track and field championships because of an ankle injury he picked up in training.

Fastest man to ever run 800m drops out of track and field worlds with injury

Friday, September 13th, 2019

David Rudisha didn't take part in the Kenyan trials and will miss this month's world championships as he struggles to get over thigh and back injuries that have kept him out of top-level competition for more than two years.

Caster Semenya finally receiving long-awaited 800m gold from 2011 track worlds

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
South Korea Athletics Worlds

Caster Semenya is finally getting her gold medal from the 2011 world championships after Russian runner Maria Savinova was stripped of the title for doping.

Pair of Russian Olympic champions banned from track and field worlds for doping

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Two Olympic gold medallists from Russia were refused clearance Tuesday to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming track world championships.

Andre De Grasse runs season-best 200m to earn 3rd at Diamond League finals

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Andre De Grasse ended his Diamond League season on a fast note. De Grasse, 24, ran a season-best time of 19.87 seconds to earn third place in the men's 200 metres at the league finals on Friday in Brussels.

Watch Road to the Olympic Games: Diamond League finals from Brussels

Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Tune into Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly program spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. This week's edition features coverage of the Diamond League track and field finals from Brussels.

Done with track? Semenya signs with South African soccer team

Friday, September 6th, 2019
Semenya Soccer Team

Caster Semenya has signed to play with a South African soccer team, a strong hint that the two-time Olympic 800-metre champion might be ready to give up track and field after a decade-long legal battle with the IAAF.

Watch Diamond League track and field finals from Brussels

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

CBC Sports in providing a free live stream of the Diamond League Final from Brussels, beginning on Friday at 2 p.m. ET.