Donovan Bailey

‘We can’t afford to blow this moment,’ Bailey says of the push brought on by Floyd’s death (Photograph by Kwaku Kufuor)

Listen to Donovan Bailey

Twenty-four years ago, the nation was unwilling to hear the Olympic hero’s message. It matters more than ever as Canadians finally confront their country’s own racist history. “We can’t afford to blow this moment," he says.
Portrait of Donovan Bailey. Brian Reilly/Bailey Headquarters

Why Donovan Bailey’s 1996 gold is an iconic moment in sports

Understanding the sprinter’s record-setting victory as Canada’s top athletic achievement
Portrait of Donovan Bailey. Brian Reilly/Bailey Headquarters

Donovan Bailey on the Pan Am Games: A breeding ground for champions

Can the man once known as the world’s fastest athlete help sell Toronto’s fast-approaching Pan Am Games?
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Too fast to be clean?

Why the world’s fastest man can’t run clear of controversy