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

Suspension of Sha’Carri Richardson reignites Olympic banned substance debate

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

On the latest episode of CBC Sports video series Bring It In, Morgan Campbell is joined by Meghan McPeak and Dave Zirin to discuss Richardson's positive cannabis test and why it should be removed from the Olympic banned substance list.

Sha’Carri Richardson will not be selected to U.S. Tokyo relay team

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson will not be selected to the U.S. 2020 Olympic 4x100-meter relay team after she accepted a one-month ban for testing positive for cannabis.

De Grasse rules track in Hungary, sprints to 2nd 200-metre victory in 5 days

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Three-time Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., won the 200 metres in 19.97 seconds on Tuesday at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial on Tuesday in Budapest, Hungary. Fellow Canadians Aaron Brown and Jerome Blake placed fifth and eighth.

Canada’s Arop runs personal best, finishes 2nd in 800m at Diamond League Stockholm

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Canada's Marco Arop ran a personal best in the 800-metre race - finishing second in the process - at a Diamond League competition on Sunday in Stockholm, Sweden.

Brown, Emmanuel race to victory in men’s, women’s 100m at Canadian Olympic trials

Friday, June 25th, 2021
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Aaron Brown raced to victory in the men's 100 metres, while Crystal Emmanuel captured her eighth national title in the women's 100 at the Canadian Olympic track and field trials on Friday.

Player’s Own Voice podcast: Andre De Grasse, faster and wiser than ever

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
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The Player's Own Voice podcast has returned for a fourth season. New episodes before, during and after Tokyo. This week: Canada's star sprinter Andre De Grasse.

Evan Dunfee sets new Canadian record in 10km race walk

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

Canadian race walker Evan Dunfee set a new Canadian record at the Harry Jerome Track Classic on Saturday night in Burnaby, B.C., eclipsing a mark he set two years ago.

Damian Warner tops his Canadian decathlon record to win Hypo Meeting

Sunday, May 30th, 2021

World No. 1 decathlete Damian Warner shattered his Canadian record on Sunday, scoring 8,995 points to become the first person with six Hypo Meeting titles. Teammate Pierce LePage finished second with a personal-best 8,534 points in Götzis, Austria.

Canadian Olympic track and field trials given green light in Montreal

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Athletics Canada says it has approval from provincial and municipal health authorities to stage the Olympic and Paralympic Trials next month at Montreal's Claude Robillard Sports Complex.

World Athletics approves 23 Russian track & field athletes to compete as neutrals

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

World Athletics has declared 23 Russian track and field athletes eligible to compete under a neutral flag ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.