Summer Youth Olympic Games

Athletics competition begins tomorrow at Summer Youth Olympic Games

NANJING, China – Athletics competition begins tomorrow at the second edition of the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. 680 athletes will compete for medals in 37 track and field events. Competition at the Youth Olympic Games started Saturday (August […]

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2014 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Championships this weekend in Langley, B.C.

LANGLEY – The 2014 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships begin Friday August 15 in Langley, B.C., at McLeod Athletic Park. Hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary BC/Yukon Command, the Championships will see 701 athletes competing […]

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Canada earns 28 medals at NACAC under-23 Championships; best-ever showing

Kamloops, B.C. – Team Canada enjoyed its best ever NACAC under-23 Championships this past weekend in Kamloops, B.C., with an astounding 28 medals. The team’s previous best showing was 18 medals at the 2012 edition in Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Ottawa Takes Overall Title

Niagara Regional, Ottawa Lions and the University of Toronto TC capture age group titles; Ottawa takes overall title. Niagara Regional Athletics came out on top in the Bantam category at the AO Bantam, Midget and Youth Championships in Windsor on […]

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Results from AO Bantam-Midget-Youth Championships

The results from the Athletics Ontario Bantam-Midget-Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by the University of Windsor Athletic Club, August 2-3, can be found at the following link: http://www.windsortiming.com/LiveResults/2014/AO/  

 

Athletics competition begins tomorrow at Summer Youth Olympic Games

Summer Youth Olympic Games

NANJING, China - Athletics competition begins tomorrow at the second edition of the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. 680 athletes will compete for medals in 37 track and field events.

Competition at the Youth Olympic Games started Saturday (August 16) and continues through to the 28 with athletics scheduled from the 20 to the 26. The first three days will see qualification rounds with finals taking place August 23 through to the 25. The mixed gender 8×100-metres relay event takes place on the final day of athletics competition, August 26. Read more »

2014 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Championships this weekend in Langley, B.C.

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LANGLEY – The 2014 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships begin Friday August 15 in Langley, B.C., at McLeod Athletic Park. Hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary BC/Yukon Command, the Championships will see 701 athletes competing for national titles over three-days of competition.

Considered a stepping stone to the Olympic Games, the Legion’s interest in track and field extends to the early 1940′s with the World War II Foster Fathers programs, continuing in the 1950′s with support of the Canadian Olympic Training Program, national athlete clinics and coaching clinics. The success of these early programs resulted in the Legion’s continued commitment to Canadian youth by funding the current Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships since it’s renaming in 1977.

Visit the Championship website for more information including schedule and live results information. You can get involved on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using hashtag #LegionTrack.

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Canada earns 28 medals at NACAC under-23 Championships; best-ever showing

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Kamloops, B.C. – Team Canada enjoyed its best ever NACAC under-23 Championships this past weekend in Kamloops, B.C., with an astounding 28 medals. The team’s previous best showing was 18 medals at the 2012 edition in Guanajuato, Mexico. Read more »

Canadian Results at NACAC U-23 Championships

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Full results here. Read more »

Ottawa Takes Overall Title

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Niagara Regional, Ottawa Lions and the University of Toronto TC capture age group titles; Ottawa takes overall title. Niagara Regional Athletics came out on top in the Bantam category at the AO Bantam, Midget and Youth Championships in Windsor on the weekend. Their 115 points easily topped Newmarket Huskies (89 points) and Saugeen (63). In the Midget category, Ottawa Lions scored 145 points to the Flying Angels’ 78 and Laurel Creek’s 76. Read more »

Results from AO Bantam-Midget-Youth Championships

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The results from the Athletics Ontario Bantam-Midget-Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by the University of Windsor Athletic Club, August 2-3, can be found at the following link:

 

Athletics closes at Commonwealth Games; Alysha Newman adds bronze to total medal count of 17

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Glasgow, SCOAlysha Newman of Delaware, Ont., won the bronze medal today bringing the Canadian total at the 2014 Commonwealth Games to 17; 5 gold, 2 silver and 10 bronze. Read more »

AO Outdoor Records Released

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AO has released its list of Outdoor Records as of July 30.  Please click on the link below to access the list.

Records awaiting approval have a “p” attached to the performance.  A simple “p” indicates that the performance meets all requirements and is expected to be approved by the AO Board.  A “p” followed by a number in brackets means that further information must be obtained before the mark can be recommended for approval. The most common obstacle to approval is the need for a birth certificate or passport proving age in the case of age class records.  In this case performances are annotated with a “p(2)”. Age class relay records cannot be approved unless all four runners have submitted proof of age.  In the AO Outdoor Record list the team members for whom proof of age is being requested is in bold letters.  All throwing records must be supported by a signed statement from the meet’s technical manager that the implement in use was measured for mass, etc.

As of January 1, 2014 record application forms must be completed for all but the major competitions.  A form may be obtained by clicking on the record form below:

Please send application forms and/or copies of proof of age to Roman Olszewski by email:   roman.otfa@cogeco.ca , by fax (905) 732-0506, or by Canada Post:  45 Wellandvale Dr.,
Welland, ON L3C7C4.

Derek Drouin, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Jessica Zelinka, Mike Mason & Julie Labonté stand on podium on day 4

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Glasgow, SCO – The Canadian athletics team took home five medals on day four of track and field competition at the Commonwealth Games. Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., and Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., won gold; Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., won silver; and Julie Labonté of Ste-Justine, Que., and Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., picked up bronze medals.

The team has won 9 medals in four days of track and field competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Read more »

Damian Warner, Jim Steacy, Kate Van Buskirk add to Commonwealth medal count on day 3

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Glasgow, SCO – Jim Steacy of Lethbridge, Alta., and Damian Warner of London, Ont., won gold in the hammer and decathlon respectively tonight while Kate Van Buskirk of Toronto, Ont., won bronze in the women’s 1500-metres.

Damian Warner captured the first medal of the evening with gold in the decathlon with a total score of 8282 points. Damian entered day two of decathlon in the lead and held onto it with a number of strong performances. He set a Games best and decathlon personal best of 13.50 in the 110-metres hurdles, launched the discus 41.31-metres, vaulted 4.50-metres, threw the javelin 61.96-metres and crossed the line in the 1500-metres in 4:45.43. “It’s my first major international victory!” commented Damian. “Last year at Worlds I was able to stand on the podium and do the victory lap with the flag. This time it’s the same thing but on top of the podium, what an awesome feeling.” Read more »