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

Canadian Rachel Cliff aiming for Tokyo Olympics after successful switch to marathon

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Rachel Cliff says she is not running with a chip on her shoulder but her results since a bold switch to the marathon from the 5,000 meters might suggest otherwise as the Canadian looks to punch her ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Canadian runner suggests changes to Diamond League broadcasts could prevent events from being cut

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Canada's Matt Hughes says it's time the governing body for track and field got out of the "Stone Age" and improved the fan experience for online and television viewers.

Former world half marathon record-holder Abraham Kiptum receives 4-year doping ban

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Kenya's former world half marathon record holder Abraham Kiptum has been banned for four years over an anti-doping violation.

Diamond League track series drops 3 events citing lack of fan interest

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Morocco IAAF Diamond League

Track and field's global Diamond League series is dropping discus, triple jump and the 3,000-metre steeplechase as official points-scoring events due to fading interest from fans.

Joyciline Jepkosgei beats 4-time NYC Marathon winner, rest of field in debut

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya upset four-time champion Mary Keitany to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday with a historic debut seven seconds off the course record.

Canadian Olympian Alysha Newman drops charges against Steelers linebacker

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Misdemeanour charges have been dropped against a Pittsburgh Steelers backup linebacker who had been accused of injuring his girlfriend, Canadian Olympic pole vaulter Alysha Newman, during a fight in their western Pennsylvania hotel room this month.

Humbling lessons learned at track worlds spur Canadians Brown, McBride to be better in Tokyo

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

While Canadian sprinter Aaron Brown and middle-distance runner Brandon McBride returned from the recent world championships without a medal, they believe the lessons learned could lead to a podium finish at the Tokyo Olympics next summer.

Tokyo mulls starting Olympic marathon at 3 a.m. to counter IOC plan to move race

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Japan Olympics Tokyo Marathon Changes

Tokyo, host of the 2020 Olympic Games, is considering making a proposal to start marathon and race walking events as early as 3:00 a.m. to counter an International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to move the races to Sapporo due to concerns about heat in the capital, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday.

China gets second track meet for 2020 on Diamond League circuit

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The Diamond League track and field series is adding a second meeting in China next season, when it grows to 15 venues in total. The first will be in a city yet to be decided, with the second in Shanghai.

Canadian marathoners Trevor Hofbauer, Dayna Pidhoresky are Olympic-bound

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Trevor Hofbauer won his second Canadian marathon championship in three years on Sunday in Toronto, unseating national-record holder and last year's top Canadian Cam Levins en route to an automatic berth in the 2020 Olympic race.