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London to host 2015 Canadian 10,000m Championships

Athletics Canada is pleased to announce today that London Runner Distance Club will host the 2015 Canadian 10,000m Championships Sunday May 10 at TD Stadium on the campus of Western University. London Runner Distance Club, with meet director Steve Weiler […]

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Updated Ontario Indoor Records List Released

A updated list of Ontario indoor records is now available by clicking on the link below: Indoor-Records Please send any corrections to Roman Olszewski at roman.otfa@cogeco.ca. Please note that there are many records which cannot be officially recognized until certain […]

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Reminder: Deadline for AO Indoor Bantam/Midget/Junior Championships at 11:59 pm on Monday March 2

A reminder to all athletes, coaches and club administrators that the AO registration/meet entry deadline for the 2014 Indoor Athletics Ontario Bantam/Midget/Junior Championships is 11:59 pm on Monday March 2. They event will also include Championship Relay events for Youth […]

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Athletics Ontario and Pursu.it launch second wave of Adopt-an-Athlete program for 2014-15

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of the second wave of the Adopt-an-Athlete program in partnership with Pursu.it. Pursu.it is a volunteer-run, nonprofit crowdfunding website for amateur athletes. As the first and only crowdfunding platform devoted to helping […]

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Hershey Indoor Canadian Championships begin tomorrow #ACIndoorOpen

Athletics Canada invites you to watch the live stream of the 2015 Hershey Canadian Indoor Championships beginning Friday at 5:40pm ET.  Action kicks off on the track at 5:45pm ET with the National Bank Bruny Surin Celebrity Sprint Challenge. Other […]

 

London to host 2015 Canadian 10,000m Championships

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Athletics Canada is pleased to announce today that London Runner Distance Club will host the 2015 Canadian 10,000m Championships Sunday May 10 at TD Stadium on the campus of Western University.

London Runner Distance Club, with meet director Steve Weiler at the helm, has successfully hosted nine consecutive Ontario 10,000m Championships (2006 to 2014).

“London Runner is excited to host the 2015 Canadian 10,000m Championships at the 10th annual London 10,000m meet, in conjunction with the 2015 Athletics Ontario 10,000m Championships. We look forward to working with Athletics Canada and Athletics Ontario to elevate the level of 10,000m racing in Canada.”

The host organizing committee is planning a community fun run preceding the Canadian 10,000m Championships to aid in increasing community support and awareness.

Updated Ontario Indoor Records List Released

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A updated list of Ontario indoor records is now available by clicking on the link below:

Please send any corrections to Roman Olszewski at roman.otfa@cogeco.ca.

Please note that there are many records which cannot be officially recognized until certain documents (e.g., proof of age “p(2)” or application form “p(8)”) are provided.
Superseded records shown in the lists may be retroactively ratified if required documents are made available.

Please see notes at the beginning of women’s and men’s lists for further information.

Reminder: Deadline for AO Indoor Bantam/Midget/Junior Championships at 11:59 pm on Monday March 2

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A reminder to all athletes, coaches and club administrators that the AO registration/meet entry deadline for the 2014 Indoor Athletics Ontario Bantam/Midget/Junior Championships is 11:59 pm on Monday March 2. They event will also include Championship Relay events for Youth and Senior athletes. The event is taking place at the Toronto Track & Field Centre on Saturday March 7 and Sunday March 8. For more information, please click on the link below:

Events specifications changed at National Championships

Please note the following additions and changes, effective this upcoming outdoor season, have been made to events conducted at the National Junior and National Youth Championships.

These changes were made so that our events are aligned, or more closely aligned, with those conducted at the World Junior and World Youth Championships.

AO will announce shortly if the same changes will apply to provincial championships.  Members are invited to send their opinions on the provincial programme to Roman Olszewski at: roman.otfa@cogeco.ca
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Athletics Ontario and Pursu.it launch second wave of Adopt-an-Athlete program for 2014-15

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Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of the second wave of the Adopt-an-Athlete program in partnership with Pursu.it. Pursu.it is a volunteer-run, nonprofit crowdfunding website for amateur athletes. As the first and only crowdfunding platform devoted to helping amateur athletes craft their story and focus on success, Pursu.it has raised over $310,000 to date and has helped eight athletes from various sports make it to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

This second wave will run until 12:00 pm EST on February 15, 2015.

Athletics Ontario athletes in the first wave of the 2015-15 campaign include:

  • Sultana Frizzell, Ottawa, Ottawa Lions TFC, Hammer Throw
  • George Quarcoo, Toronto, I BE Fast TC, 100m/200m Para-Athletics
  • Taylor Stewart, London, London-Western TFC, Decathlon
  • Ken Trudgeon, London, London-Western TFC, Shot Put, Javelin, Discus Para-Athletics
  • Kate Van Buskirk, Brampton/Toronto, Athletics Toronto, 800m/1500m/5000m, Distances

To find out more, and to support some of Ontario’s finest track and field athletes, please visit: https://www.pursu.it/can and select Sport – Track and Field and select Country – Canada.

Justyn Knight and Junior Women win gold at APA Pan Am Cross Country Cup

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – Justyn Knight of Vaughan, Ont., and the Canadian junior women’s team braved warm weather conditions to claim gold at the inaugural APA Pan American Cross Country Cup, Sunday, Feb. 22.

Knight earned individual gold in the junior men’s race finishing 11 seconds in front of his nearest competitor. Nathan Tadesse of Surrey, B.C. (10th), Ben Preisner of Milton, Ont. (11th), Rory LInkletter of Calgary, Alb. (16th) also contributed to the team score to help secure silver for the junior men’s team. Jules Burnotte of Sherbrooke, Que., placed 41st and Jeremiah Ort of Carman, Man., did not finish. Read more »

An evening with Dr. John Carlos: The Conversation Continues

What: An evening with John Carlos: The Conversation Continues
When: Monday March 2, 2015
Time: 6:30PM Speaking Engagement | 7:15PM Film Screening
Where: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue

(Toronto) February 17, 2015. Hart House in partnership with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office and the Multi Faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice present John Carlos, athlete activist, social justice innovator. Dr. John Carlos is best known for his championship both on and off the track. His raised his fist along with that of Tommie Smith’s on the podium of the 1968 Olympic medal ceremony in Mexico City turned the sport world on its ear. In a spectacular moment of solidarity, John Carlos’s raised gloved fist at once signified an expression against oppression, a rallying cry for equity and a symbolic gesture of black power in the turbulent age of American civil rights movement. Read more »

Hershey Indoor Canadian Championships begin tomorrow #ACIndoorOpen

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Athletics Canada invites you to watch the live stream of the 2015 Hershey Canadian Indoor Championships beginning Friday at 5:40pm ET. 

Action kicks off on the track at 5:45pm ET with the National Bank Bruny Surin Celebrity Sprint Challenge.

Other key links and information:

Final Results from AO Youth-Senior Championships & Ontario vs Quebec Midget Dual Meet

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The results from this weekend’s meet can be found at:

4 days left to support first wave of Adopt-an-Athlete program

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There are only 4 days remaining to support the 6 Athletics Ontario athletes that were selected to take part in the first wave of the Adopt-an-Athlete program in partnership with Pursu.it. Pursu.it is a volunteer-run, nonprofit crowdfunding website for amateur athletes. As the first and only crowdfunding platform devoted to helping amateur athletes craft their story and focus on success, Pursu.it has raised over $310,000 to date and has helped eight athletes from various sports make it to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

This first wave will run until 12:00 pm EST on Sunday February 15, 2015.

Athletics Ontario athletes in the first wave of the 2015-15 campaign include:

  • Bismark Boateng, Toronto, Project Athletics, 100m/200m, Sprints
  • Jen Cotten, Woodtstock, London-Western TFC, Combined Events
  • Brittany Crew, Toronto, York University TFC, Throws
  • Caroline Ehrhardt, Espinola, London-Western TFC, Triple Jump
  • Noah Rolph, St. Thomas, St. Thomas Legion TFC, Throws
  • Yves Sikubwabo, Guelph, Speed River TFC, 1500m, Distance

To find out more, and to support some of Ontario’s finest track and field athletes, please visit: https://www.pursu.it/can and select Sport – Track and Field.

 
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