The football final is, with an age limit of 23, anyone's event - but not Britain's. The home associations chose not to jeopardise their World Cup status with a joint team.Reuse content
Most of the runners we can expect to see contesting today's final of 1500 metres have exhibited frailties recently. The Algerian Noureddine Morceli, still favourite, has looked vulnerable, and Kenya's David Kibet, among others, could catch him. In the women's race the Russians Tatiana Dorovskikh and Lyudmila Rogacheva face little opposition.