Athletics

Athletics is proudly presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada, a Signature Sponsor of the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Athletics competitions are on Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2017 at the University of Manitoba Stadium. Click here to see detailed athletics schedule.

Athletics, or Track and Field events have been part of sporting competitions dating back to the ancient Olympic Games, and have been part of the Canada Games since the first Summer Games in Halifax-Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, back in 1969. The competition at the 2017 Canada Games promises to be fierce, with every race, relay, throw or jump bringing new excitement and possibility as athletes push the boundaries of the sport and challenge for a spot on the podium.

Teams

Each province and territory may field a team up to 33 male or female competitors, totalling no more than 61 athletes, and may have up to two competitors per event.

Able bodied competitors

  • Must be under 22 as of December 31, 2016
  • Year of Birth: 1995 or later

Para and Special Olympics competitors

  • Must be under 30 as of December 31, 2016
  • Year of Birth: 1987 or later

Men's Events

  • 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 5000 m
  • 200, 400, 1500 m wheelchair 
  • 110, 400 m Hurdles 
  • 3000 m Steeplechase 
  • 100, 200 m Special Olympics 
  • Relay 4 x 100 m, Relay 4 x 400 m 
  • High jump, Long jump, Triple jump, Pole vault 
  • Shot put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer, Para shot put, Para discus 
  • Decathlon

Women's Events

  • 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 5000 m 
  • 200, 400, 1500 m wheelchair 
  • 100, 400 m Hurdles 
  • 3000 m Steeplechase 
  • 100, 200 m Special Olympics 
  • Relay 4 x 100 m, Relay 4 x 400 m 
  • High jump, Long jump, Triple jump, Pole vault
  • Shot put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer, Para shot put, Para discus
  • Heptathlon

Alumni

  • Jillian Richardson (1981)
  • Bruny Surin (1985)
  • Lisa Franks (1997)
  • Diane Cummins (1997)
  • Andre de Grasse (2013)
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