Wendy-Ann Clarke

Wendy-Ann Clarke is a multimedia journalist and track and field coach from Toronto, Canada. As a writer, she has covered a wide range of disciplines and reported on athletics during the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Latest from Wendy-Ann Clarke

Eritrea's 1st winter Olympian details mental anguish from racism growing up in Canada

Skier Shannon-Ogbani Abeda’s journey to becoming the first winter Olympian to represent Eritrea carried with it a racial burden he says he’s only now beginning to unravel.

Alysha Newman is raising the bar in Canadian pole vault

There may be nothing natural about launching yourself several metres into the air on a fibreglass rod, but Canadian pole vault star Alysha Newman makes it look easy. Now she's reaching new heights in her sport.

Sage Watson poised to hurdle into Canadian history

Clocking 400-metre hurdles times Canada has not seen in over two decades, since national record holder Rosey Edeh was on the scene, Sage Watson continues to chase her dream of becoming the country's best ever.

Curling gets a boost with the Winter Games in South Korea

Aside from Tessa and Scott, Cassie Sharpe and Samuel Girard, one of the biggest breakout stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics might just be a sport—curling. Yes, it's true. The sport once considered to some to be more recreational than athletic, has experienced a new wave of interest which not only produced a rise in competition attendance during the Games but also famously gained a high profile endorsement from former WWE star Mr. T.

Eritrea's first Winter Olympian is from Alberta

Born and raised in Alberta, Shannon-Ogbani Abeda will soon don a ski suit hued with the vibrant colours of the Eritrean flag as the country makes its Winter Olympic debut.

Lindsey Vonn says she would decline White House invitation

It seems American ski star Lindsey Vonn won’t be visiting the White House any time soon. In an interview recently posted to CNN's Twitter account, Vonn said she would decline the Trump administration's invitation if extended to her as a 2018 Olympian.

105th Grey Cup might just be the most Canadian ever

In the twilight of the country's 150th anniversary celebrations, the Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders 27-24 in the nation's capital in a night jam-packed with Canadiana.

Alabama plays 3-on-5 basketball after fight, ejections and injury

It's not March Madness but things got more than a little crazy between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Colin Kaepernick named GQ's citizen of the year

Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ magazine's Citizen of the Year for his activism and, as is often the case with Kaepernick, Twitter had lots to say about it.

What you should know about the drug that cost Usain Bolt an Olympic gold

The IOC's decision to strip Usain Bolt and his Jamaican teammates of their 2008 Olympic relay gold because of a failed drug test by Nesta Carter has raised several questions, including: What is methylhexaneamine? And is there a chance for a successful appeal?