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Canadians in action on Day 1 of the 2014 World Junior Championships

 Canadians in action on Day 1 of the 2014 World Junior Championships July 22

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University of Toronto TC and Ottawa Lions Dominate Junior-Senior Championships

The Ontario Junior-Senior Championships returned to Ottawa this past weekend where the host club Ottawa Lions battled it out with the University of Toronto TC for top honours in many events as well as for the overall club championships in […]

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Athletics (track and field) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games begins in 11 days

OTTAWA – In 11 days 50 Canadian athletes will don the maple leaf and enter battle for international supremacy at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The team features an interesting mix of young blood and […]

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Panamerican Combined Events Championships and Canadian Combined Events Championships begin tomorrow in Ottawa

OTTAWA – The 2014 Combined Events Festival, which includes the Panamerican Combined Events Cup and Canadian Junior / Senior Combined Events Championships, begins tomorrow in the nation’s capital at Terry Fox Athletics Facility at Mooney’s Bay. Canada will be represented […]

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Athletics Canada names 42 athletes to 2014 World Junior Championships team

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today a team of 42 athletes (27 are from Ontario!) to compete at the IAAF World Junior Championships July 22 through 27 in Eugene, Oregon. Carla Nicholls, World Junior Championships Head Coach; “I am thrilled […]

 

Canadians in action on Day 1 of the 2014 World Junior Championships

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 Canadians in action on Day 1 of the 2014 World Junior Championships

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University of Toronto TC and Ottawa Lions Dominate Junior-Senior Championships

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The Ontario Junior-Senior Championships returned to Ottawa this past weekend where the host club Ottawa Lions battled it out with the University of Toronto TC for top honours in many events as well as for the overall club championships in the two divisions.  In the end, UTTC prevailed in the Senior category (238 points to 173) with exceptionally good results from their women while Ottawa Lions retained the Junior club championship with a convincing 211 to 110 score over the UTTC.  The AO Overall Outdoor Club Championship will be decided at the BMY meet in Windsor in less than two week’s time.  OTTL will carry forward 384 points into that meet while the UTTC has 348.  It should be an interesting competition between the two giants of outdoor track and field in Ontario. Read more »

Ottawa Lions ready to host this weekend’s Ontario Junior & Senior Track & Field Championships

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Ottawa, ON – Athletics Ontario’s Outdoor Junior & Senior Track and Field Championships are set to take place this weekend (Saturday July 19, and Sunday July 20) in Ottawa, ON. This meet has attracted experienced international competitors including TJ Lawrence, from G-Force Track Club, who competed at the Indoor World Championships this year. Additionally, 2014 Canadian Championship bronze medallist, Ashlea Maddex, from the Ottawa Lions TFC will be looking for gold in an extremely competitive women’s 100m hurdles field, which includes 2012 Olympian, Nikkita Holder of Project Athletics Track & Field Program.

The meet will feature approximately 700 athletes and is hosted by the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club and will take place at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. Events will begin Saturday morning at 10:30 am Read more »

Ottawa to host 2017 and 2018 Canadian Junior / Senior Track and Field Championships

Ottawa – Athletics Canada announced today that the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Junior / Senior Track and Field Championships will be held in Ottawa, Ont. Athletics Canada, the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism and the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club jointly made the official announcement this morning at Terry Fox Athletic Facility.

“The City of Ottawa is pleased to welcome Athletics Canada and looks forward to hosting the athletes, coaches, families and spectators that will come here to compete, cheer and enjoy our city,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The Canadian Track and Field Championships is a welcome addition to our planning for Ottawa 2017.” Read more »

Athletics (track and field) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games begins in 11 days

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OTTAWA – In 11 days 50 Canadian athletes will don the maple leaf and enter battle for international supremacy at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The team features an interesting mix of young blood and veteran athletes, which is sure to foster strong performances from Team Canada when athletics competition begins July 27.

Returning Commonwealth Games Medallists

Josh Cassidy of Guelph, Ont., won bronze in the T54 wheelchair 1500-metres at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Cassidy holds the Canadian record in this event, set in 2010.

Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ont., won gold in the hammer throw, in a new Games record, at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Frizell holds the Canadian record in the women’s hammer. Read more »

Panamerican Combined Events Championships and Canadian Combined Events Championships begin tomorrow in Ottawa

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OTTAWA – The 2014 Combined Events Festival, which includes the Panamerican Combined Events Cup and Canadian Junior / Senior Combined Events Championships, begins tomorrow in the nation’s capital at Terry Fox Athletics Facility at Mooney’s Bay.

Canada will be represented in both the junior and senior sections of the Panamerican Cup. Athletes competing for junior combined events national titles will compete Wednesday and Thursday, senior national titles will be contested on Thursday and Friday.

The Canadian Panamerican Combined Events Cup team features a few returning athletes including Patrick Arbour of Ottawa, Ont., Read more »

Grace and Trinity are still on the Yellow Brick Road

Since January 1, these two ladies (Grace Tennant & Trinity Tutti) have medalled in each of their events and broken most of their age group’s records. This pattern continued at the Ontario Provincial Legion championships this past weekend. Overall, 18 records were broken: 11 Legion and 7 Athletics Ontario. Read more »

Athletics Canada nominates 10 athletes to compete at 2014 Youth Olympic Games

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada today nominated ten athletes to the Canadian Olympic Committee for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games taking place in Nanjing, China August 16 – 28. Athletics competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games begins August 20 with the first medal event on August 23.

Athletics competition will be held in the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium with 680 athletes. Read more »

Athletics Canada names 42 athletes to 2014 World Junior Championships team

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OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today a team of 42 athletes (27 are from Ontario!) to compete at the IAAF World Junior Championships July 22 through 27 in Eugene, Oregon.

Carla Nicholls, World Junior Championships Head Coach; “I am thrilled to be heading the next generation of Canadian success at the IAAF World Junior Championships.  This championship is pivotal in the career of our junior athletes, and in their pathway to high performance success.  Many world class athletes begin their pathway to international success at the World Junior Championships.” Coach Nicholls adds; “The coach and support staff is well experienced and prepared to provide an environment that will allow these athletes to compete at their very best when it counts.” Read more »

Dylan Armstrong to receive World Championship medal, Cummins’ last laps, $10,000 Miracle Mile and so much more at July 10 Harry Jerome

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Over 300 athletes from 23 nations will compete in the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic on Thursday July 10 in Vancouver, B.C., the fourth and final stop on the 2014 National Track League circuit.

Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., will finally receive his shot put bronze medal from the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Dylan finished fourth in the event behind Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus. However a few years later the Belarusian thrower was banned for life following another failed anti-doping test. The IAAF ruled that his results be wiped dating back to August 2005. Read more »