Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Track-field’ Category

I was the right person to reshape athletics, says IAAF president Coe as he prepares for 2nd term

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Sebastian Coe will be re-elected unopposed as IAAF president on Wednesday and has talked to Reuters in an extensive interview about the challenges and achievements of his tenure and what is in his "in-tray" for the next four years.

Sheila Reid meets 1,500m qualifying standard for track worlds

Friday, May 19th, 2017

It took only two races after her year-long injury absence for Canadian middle and long-distance runner Sheila Reid to qualify for the women's 1,500 metres at the world track and field championships this summer.

Sheila Reid: ‘I contemplated quitting’ competitive running

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

After spending a year battling back from injury, Sheila Reid resumes her comeback at Thursday's USATF Middle Distance Classic in Los Angeles, where the Canadian runner will try to meet the qualifying standard for the world championships in London this August.

Canadian distance runners raised the bar at Rio Olympics

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Despite competing in the deepest sport at the Olympics, many of Canada's top distance runners are no longer happy unless they win medals.

Andre De Grasse makes statement with 3-medal showing in Rio

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Andre De Grasse alone met Athletics Canada's stated goal of two or three medals at the Rio Olympics while three others also reached the podium in track and field.

Eliud Kipchoge wins marathon, Canada’s Eric Gillis 10th

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge completed his collection of Olympic marathon medals by winning gold, while Eric Gillis delivered a rare top-10 result for Canada on the closing day in Rio.

Ryan Lochte says ‘immature behaviour’ got him into a mess

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

American swimmer Ryan Lochte says he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledges it was his "immature behaviour" that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics.

How Canada’s athletes fared Saturday in Rio

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Catharine Pendrel's mountain biking bronze pushed Canada's total to 22, tied with the effort at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for second-most at a Summer Games. Here's how Canada did on the penultimate day of the Rio Olympics.

Mo Farah repeats as 5,000 champion, Canada’s Ahmed 5th

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Britain's Mo Farah won the men's 5,000-metre final on Saturday, his second gold medal of the Rio Olympics, while Canada's Mohammed Ahmed came in fifth.

Melissa Bishop disappointed after 800 podium miss

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Canada's Melissa Bishop turned in a national record but could not hold off Kenya's Margaret Wambui, who passed her en route to a bronze medal in the women's 800-metre final.