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

Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber comes out as gay

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Canadian pole vault world champion Shawn Barber has publicly come out as gay in a Facebook post.

De Grasse, Canada rebound to win 4×200 gold

Monday, April 24th, 2017
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The Canadian men's sprint relay team bounced back in a big way Sunday, racing to gold in the 4x200-metre event at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas.

Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Mary Keitany of Kenya has broken Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record by winning the London event for a third time.

IAAF World Relays: Miscue costs Canada in men’s 4x100m relay finals

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Canada failed to finish on Saturday at the IAAF World Relays after dropping the baton on a handoff in the finals, costing the Rio Olympic bronze medallists a chance to qualify for the 2017 IAAF world championships.

De Grasse, teammates look to continue winning ways at IAAF World Relays

Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Led by three-time Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse, 23 Canadian athletes and 12 Olympians will be looking to reach the podium at the IAAF World Relays and either qualify or serve notice for the track worlds in August.

Olympic hurdles champ Brianna Rollins suspended for doping violation

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Olympic champion hurdler Brianna Rollins of the United States has received a one-year suspension for failures to disclose her whereabouts to anti-doping officials.

Asafa Powell pulls out of this weekend’s IAAF World Relays

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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?Olympic and double world relay gold medallist Asafa Powell has withdrawn from Jamaica's team for this weekend's third IAAF World Relays event in the Bahamas.

Olympic medal-winning high jumper Mason dies in motorcycle crash

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Olympic medal-winning track and field athlete Germaine Mason died Thursday in a motorcycle crash outside the capital of his native Jamaica, police in the Caribbean island said. Mason represented Britain in the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing and won a silver medal in the high jump.

Donovan Bailey reveals his dream relay team

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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With Saturday's IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas approaching, 1996 Canadian Olympic sprint and 4x100-metre relay champion Donovan Bailey unveils his dream relay team.

Watch the IAAF World Relays

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Watch live as three-time Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse leads the Canadian charge at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas, beginning on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.