Beijing world championships nearing sellout

July 27th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The upcoming 2015 world track and field championships will see stands which are nearing full-capacity. The event, being held at the Beijing National Stadium, built for the 2008 Olympics and known colloquially as the […]


Toronto 2024: Pan Am success stirs Olympic talk

July 27th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

After talk that seats would be empty and traffic crippled to a standstill turned out to be false, the 2015 Pan American Games’ conclusion Sunday evening, hosting one of the world’s top music artists, […]


Team Canada has best Pan Am Games ever

July 27th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The Canadian athletics team had their best showing ever at the Pan American Games over the previous nine days in Toronto, winning 24 medals, 10 of them gold. For distance running fans, the excitement […]


Weekend recap: Pan Ams wrap up in Toronto

July 27th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Pan Ams come to a close The largest sporting event ever held in Canada, the Pan American Games, ended Sunday in Toronto with the athletics team bringing in 26 medals, second to only the […]


Pan Am Games: De Grasse’s perfect Games end with DQ

July 25th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Pan Am Games recaps | 2 Comments »

Andre De Grasse’s storybook ending was cut short Saturday, the last day of events on the track at at Pan Am Games. The star of the Games, from the first day of competition to […]


Pan Am Games: Andre De Grasse completes historic double

July 24th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Pan Am Games recaps | No Comments »

Andre De Grasse filled the stands at York University for a second time in three days and, again, sent everyone home stunned. De Grasse, who exploded onto the Canadian sprint scene in June with his […]


Pan Am Games: Zelinka starts strong, women qualify for 4x400m final

July 24th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Pan Am Games recaps | No Comments »

Following new Canadian and Pan Am record-holder Damian Warner, who last night won the decathlon, Jessica Zelinka kicked off the women’s heptathlon with a blistering 13.12 in the 100m hurdles Friday morning, a time good […]


Pan Am Games: Damian Warner stretches decathlon lead

July 23rd, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

After what was a night to remember for Canada team at the Pan Am Games Wednesday, seeing Andre De Grasse win the headline 1o0m dash, the Thursday morning session at CIBC Pan Am Stadium saw a […]


Melissa Bishop and Andre De Grasse win gold for Canada

July 22nd, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Pan Am Games’ July 22 evening session saw another stellar night for Team Canada The story of the evening was a gold medal by Canadian spring sensation Andre De Grasse, running 10.05 to win […]


Pan Am Games: July 22 morning session

July 22nd, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Pan Am Games recaps | No Comments »

The second morning on the track at the Pan Am Games was less exiting than the kickoff a day earlier, seeing disappointing performances by Canada’s 800m runners. The strong takeaway from the morning was […]


Pan Am Games: July 21 evening session

July 21st, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Pan Am Games recaps | No Comments »

Canada cleaned up in the distance events on Tuesday evening with two golds and a silver. The story on first day of track action at the Pan Am Games was the gold-silver combo by […]


Pan Am Games: July 21 morning session

July 21st, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Pan Am Games recaps | No Comments »

The Pan American Games athletics events kicked off Tuesday morning at the new York University stadium, highlighting the women’s 5,000m final, 100m heats, 400m hurdles and field event finals. Women’s 5K final is off! […]