Archive for the ‘Sports/Track and Field’ Category

World track and field championships: What we learned

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Jamaican great Usain Bolt left the world track and field championship with three more gold medals and ended any suspicions about his dominance. Just in time, too, with the Olympic track competition in Rio de Janeiro starting 49 weeks from now.

Edgy social media account brings Canadian track and field to new fans

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Those who couldn't make it to Beijing didn't miss out on any of the moments from the world track and field championships with more action than ever on social media.

‘We came here to kick ass:’ Canada’s track coach after record medal haul at worlds

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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With a national record of eight medals — including golds from Derek Drouin in high jump and Shawn Barber in pole vault — Canada's track and field team leaves the Beijing world championships with plenty of swagger, a year ahead of the Rio Olympics.

Watch Live: World track and field championships on CBC

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Watch CBC TV's coverage of the world track and field championships featuring Derek Drouin in the men's high jump final.

Canada’s Drouin rises to high jump gold at worlds

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., has won the gold medal in the men's high jump at the world track and field championships in Beijing, clearing 2.34m in a jumpoff.

Seb Coe: Track and field is more than ‘test tubes, urine and blood’

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Sebastian Coe cut into one last, rambling oration from retiring IAAF president Lamine Diack in a bid to characterize the attitude of the new regime running the sport.

Watch Now: World track and field championships on CBC

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Watch CBC's coverage of the world track and field championships now featuring Canada's Derek Drouin, who goes for another high jump medal.

Dibaba holds on to win women’s marathon in Beijing

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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Mare Dibaba won the first women's marathon title for Ethiopia at the IAAF world track and field championships Sunday, holding off Helah Kiprop of Kenya in a sprint to the finish in Beijing.

Watch Live: World track and field championships on CBC

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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Watch CBC's coverage of the world track and field championships now from Beijing with Scott Russell.

Twitter holds its collective breath as Canada wins relay bronze

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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Spectators around the world didn't know what to make of a questionable exchange in the men's 4x100-metre relay final that ended up boosting Canada to bronze.