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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Teen sensations to Olympic medallists: Prefontaine Classic men's 100 metres packs a punch

Andre De Grasse will be a marked man this Saturday at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., where the Canadian sprinter will try to defend his 100-metre title as part of a loaded field featuring American stars Fred Kerley, Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles.

'I think he can go a lot faster': Canadian sprinter Jerome Blake realizing world-class potential

After an off-season spent improving his mental and physical strength, sprinter Jerome Blake of Kelowna, B.C., is delivering on the promise he showed last year. He’ll try to continue a strong season in the 100 metres and 4x100 relay at Saturday’s Müller Birmingham Diamond League meet.

Aaron Brown captures his 1st Diamond League 100-metre race, beating Yohan Blake

A late add to the men's 100 metres, Toronto sprinter Aaron Brown came on strong near the finish line to win his first-ever Diamond League race in the distance on Saturday at the Müller Birmingham meet in England. Later, he helped Canada's men take the 4x100 relay.

De Grasse's quest for 1st Diamond League Trophy and other track and field storylines

The last time most Canadians saw Andre De Grasse on the track, he became a triple medallist at his second straight Olympics. On Friday, he placed fourth at the Diamond League season opener in Doha, clocking a wind-assisted 20.15 seconds over 200 metres.

Aaron Brown sprints to 200-metre victory ahead of Diamond League season opener

Three-time defending Canadian champion Aaron Brown turned a lightning-quick start in the men's 200 metres into a wind-assisted winning time of 20.05 seconds on Saturday at a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meet in Nairobi, Kenya.

Olympic legacy of Charles Hamelin, the 'Locomotive de Sainte-Julie', spans generations

Charles Hamelin won a record-tying fourth Olympic gold medal on Wednesday, but the hardware is only one part of the larger legacy he leaves behind as his Games career ends. Take a closer look at the effect the intense and competitive Canadian short track legend had on three generations of the sport in this country.

Canada's women run to national indoor record in 400m relay at world championships

Sage Watson anchored the Canadian women's 4x400-metre relay team to a national record time of three minutes 31.45 seconds in Sunday's heats at the World Athletics indoor championships but they didn't advance to the six-team final.

Damian Warner wins elusive heptathlon gold in Canadian record effort at indoor worlds

Damian Warner of London, Ont., is a first-time world athletics indoor champion after he beat Simon Ehammer of Switzerland by 126 points in the seven-event heptathlon on Saturday in Belgrade, Serbia. Warner also raised his national record to 6,489 points.

Olympic champion Damian Warner seeks elusive gold medal at world indoor athletics championships

Seven months after winning Olympic decathlon gold for the first time, Damian Warner will try to capture his first heptathlon title in three trips to the World Athletics indoor championships, leading Canada's 18-member squad into this weekend's event in Belgrade, Serbia.

Moh Ahmed improves his 10,000-metre Canadian record on track, ranks 9th all-time

Distance runner Moh Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ont., lowered his national 10,000-metre record by more than 25 seconds, clocking 26 minutes 34.14 seconds to finish second on Sunday night at The Ten in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.