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Russia makes last-minute plea for readmission of track team to Rio Olympics

Friday, June 17th, 2016
Athletics IAAF Russians

Russia made a last-minute plea Friday for its track and field athletes to be allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics, claiming it has cleaned house and met all the requirements for reinstatement. With the credibility of the fight against doping on the line, track and field's world governing body met to decide whether to uphold or lift its suspension of Russia's federation.

Athletics Canada asks IAAF president to uphold Russian ban

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Athletics Canada left no doubt of its stance regarding a potential Russian ban as the organization implored IAAF president Sebastien Coe to uphold the ban on Russia's athletics team in an open letter sent on Thursday.

Day of reckoning? Russia to learn its Olympic track fate

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Russia will learn on Friday if its track and field athletes will be allowed to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as more damning evidence of doping irregularities pour in.

Russia accused of obstructing drug tests: report

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The World Anti-Doping Agency alleged Wednesday that Russian athletes and government agencies continued to obstruct and deceive drug testers, even as Russia tries to regain its place in Olympic track and field.

Canada’s relay team aiming high for Rio Olympics

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

With two sub-10 sprinters, the Canadian men's relay team is ready to give the powerhouse Jamaicans and Americans and run for their money at the Rio Olympics.

Russian athletes plead for chance to compete in Rio Olympics

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The Russian Olympic Committee athletes' commission sent a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach asking for "your support in upholding" the right of clean athletes to take part in the games.

De Grasse taken aback by newfound celebrity at home

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

The fanfare that followed Canadian track phenom Andre De Grasse's visit to a Toronto elementary school demonstrates the impact that the young athlete has already had on his sport.

Usain Bolt almost falls down, still wins in 9.88

Sunday, June 12th, 2016
Racers Grand Prix Track and Field

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt sounded a strong warning to his rivals for the Rio Games by winning the 100 metres at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston in 9.88 seconds on Saturday after recovering from a stumble.

Canadian Aaron Brown breaks 10-second barrier in Florida

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Canadian sprinter Aaron Brown set a personal best in the 100 metres on Saturday, running a 9.96 at the Star Athletics Pro Meet in Florida.

Usain Bolt may lose Olympic relay gold due to teammate’s positive test

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter's "B" sample from the 2008 Olympics has reportedly tested positive for a banned stimulant. Carter was a member of Jamaica's gold medal-winning relay team that also included Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, and Michael Frater.