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

Vatican launches track team of priests, nuns

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Vatican Sport

The Vatican launched an official track team Thursday with the aim of competing in international competitions as part of an agreement signed with the Italian Olympic Committee. Swiss Guards, priests, nuns, pharmacists and even a 62-year-old professor are the first accredited members of Vatican Athletics.

‘Time for a change’: De Grasse hopes coaching decision pays off

Saturday, December 29th, 2018
ATH DeGrasse Foundation 20180531

On the heels of two seasons cut short by hamstring injuries, Andre De Grasse wanted a fresh start. And so the 24-year-old sprint star chose Rana Reider as his new coach and hopes the move will right the ship heading into the two most critical seasons of the Olympic quadrennial.

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse changes coaches: report

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse has switched coaches and moved to Florida, according to Reuters. De Grasse, a three-time Olympic medallist, has struggled with injuries the past two years.

Musical parody highlights Canadian runners’ accomplishments

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

A series of record achievements and other milestones from the Canadian running scene has inspired a second musical parody by runners Alex Cyr and Nick Falk, who don their Christmas best for their rendition of Running Recap of 2018.

Track showdown: Europe and U.S. to go head-to-head before 2019 worlds

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
IAAF Diamond League Morocco

The United States will face Europe in a track and field meet in Belarus ahead of the world championships in September. European Athletics says it has signed a deal with USA Track & Field for the Sept. 9-10 event at Dinamo Stadium in Minsk. The world championships open on Sept. 27 in Doha, Qatar.

IAAF athlete of the year awards given to Eliud Kipchoge, Caterine Ibarguen

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Germany Berlin Marathon

Marathon world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen won the IAAF athletes of the year awards Tuesday.

Luc Bruchet gets ‘redemption’ with 2nd straight national cross-country title

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Vancouver's Luc Bruchet successfully defended his senior men's 10K title, battling cool and rainy conditions on a muddy Fort Henry course Saturday before crossing the line in 29 minutes 54.9 seconds at the Canadian cross-country championships in Kingston, Ont.

High-flying Flanagan seeks 1st Canadian cross-country title, world berth

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Several Olympians will be among the record 1,110 runners at the Canadian cross-country championships on Saturday (, 8:50 a.m.) along with 2018 NCAA 10,000-metre champion Ben Flanagan, who makes his racing debut in Kingston, Ont.

De Grasse hopes to resume full training 5 months after 2nd hamstring injury

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
Andre De Grasse photo

Coming off back-to-back seasons that ended with hamstring injuries, Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse has yet to resume full training, and doesn't sound completely sure of where that will be when he does.

Track legend Michael Johnson nears full health from mini stroke

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Sprint great Michael Johnson said his "Olympic mindset" had helped speed up his recovery from a mini stroke that the 51-year-old suffered earlier this year.