Commonwealth Games 2014: Are we in a golden generation of British sprinting?

Improved coaching systems, the legacy of Van Commenee, strength in depth, better scientific procedures... and a hefty dollop of good luck have resulted in a renewed sense that our home runners can rule the world

Eilidh Child has urged Scottish athletes to not get caught up in the Glasgow atmosphere

Commonwealth Games 2014: Keep calm and win medals, Eilidh Child tells fellow Scots

Eilidh Child has urged her Scotland team-mates to stay calm in the face of the nation’s fervour to crown their athletes champions.

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Warburton narrowly missed out on a medal in 2010 but looks set to miss this year's Games after being informed of his suspension

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Mo Farah targets another ‘double double’ gold despite illness scare

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Mo Farah is a doubt for the Commonwealth Games after being taken ill with abdominal pains

Mo Farah’s marathon training can point to double gold in Glasgow, says Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe is confident Mo Farah can bounce back from his recent illness to win double Commonwealth gold in Glasgow.

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