Doug Harrison

Doug Harrison has covered the professional and amateur scene as a senior writer for CBC Sports since 2003. Previously, the Burlington, Ont., native covered the NHL and other leagues for Follow the award-winning journalist @harrisoncbc

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Gabriela DeBues-Stafford ready to 'get back at it' in 1,500m at Texas Qualifier

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford headlines a group of seven Canadians at the Texas Qualifier on Saturday night, running her first outdoor 1,500-metre race since lowering her national record 16 months ago at the 2019 world championships.

Happier, fit and on new poles: Alysha Newman targets indoor Canadian record

Free of distractions away from pole vaulting and in her best running shape and technical form, Olympian Alysha Newman isn't ruling out the possibility of raising her 4.82-metre Canadian indoor record to 4.85 or 4.90 in the coming weeks.

Athletics Canada hopeful its athletes will have competitive opportunities ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Athletics Canada says it is working with provincial partners and meet directors to maximize competitive track and field opportunities for its athletes in late spring and early summer ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Hurdler Sage Watson says pandemic-weary world could use Tokyo Olympics

Record-setting hurdler Sage Watson is prepared to represent Canada this summer in Tokyo without getting a COVID-19 vaccine before the Olympics, which she says must happen with "mental health at an all-time low."

Weidemann ties career high at speed skating worlds, placing 4th in women's 5,000m

Isabelle Weidemann came closest to the speed skating podium for Canada on Sunday, clocking six minutes 56.181 seconds to place fourth in the lone women's 5,000-metre race of the season.

Canadian men pull out important win over Brazil to open water polo Olympic qualifier

In a match many considered a must-win for Canada, five men scored twice in a tournament-opening 11-7 victory over Brazil on Sunday at the FINA water polo Olympic qualifier in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Canada's water polo men 'in sync' for Olympic qualifier after pro-style camp

The Canadian men's water polo team will attempt to secure its first Olympic berth since 2008, with three spots in Tokyo this summer up for grabs at a week-long qualification tourney in the Netherlands. Canada beat Brazil 11-7 to open play on Sunday.

Canadian runner Philibert-Thiboutot works to regain world-class form in Paris bubble

After injuries and coronavirus wiped out much of Charles Philibert-Thiboutot's past two years, the 30-year-old Quebec City native is "feeling better than ever" and hopeful of hitting the qualifying standard in the 1,500 and 5,000 metres for the Tokyo Olympics.

'Overwhelmed with love': Canadian diver Benfeito thankful for support after surviving condo fire

Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito has been "overwhelmed with love" after losing her belongings and prized possessions, including three Olympic bronze medals, in a Jan. 28 condo fire. "I think I'm more mentally drained than physically," she says.

Marie-Michèle Gagnon ends 5-year podium drought with super-G bronze in Garmisch

Quebec skier Marie-Michèle Gagnon has reached the podium for the first time since Feb. 28, 2016, earning a bronze medal in women's super-G on Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.