Sport Hurdler Andy Turner found out his has had been burgled when he returned from his mother's future on Thursday night

The horrible news comes just days after Turner lost his National Lottery funding an he admits it's the “worst possible end to the worst eight days of my life”

Greene vanquishes Welsh rival to prove himself the Real deal

The cheers were loud enough when Dai Greene charged down the home straight in the Montjuic Olympic Stadium to win the South Walian battle for the European 400m hurdles title ahead of his training partner, Rhys Williams, on Saturday night.

Britain's golden medal haul: That's how you do it!

British athletes put wealthy footballers to shame with medal-winning romp at the European championships

Turner takes his chance to join growing list of British winners

Another night in the Montjuic Olympic Stadium; another British gold at the European Championships.

Farah progresses with plenty in reserve

This time it was not so much Fly Mo as Slow Mo. Two days on from the devastating burst that took him to gold in the 10,000 metres, Mo Farah was back in action at the European Championships last night, setting out on the second half of his double mission. He never needed to shift into top gear, cruising through his first round 5,000m heat with the minimum of effort.

Farah predicts return to golden age as focus shifts to 5,000m

The dynamic duo of British distance running were back in the Montjuic Olympic arena early yesterday evening, collecting the rewards for their efforts in the thriller of a men's 10,000m final the night before. Mo Farah was presented with his gold medal and Chris Thompson with his silver.

Mo Farah can kick-start British gold rush

Farah came so close four years ago but wants to make up for lost time at the European Championships 10,000m.

World title for British whizz-kid

Jodie Williams has been stopped in her tracks before. At the London Grand Prix meeting at Crystal Palace last August the burgeoning young sprint prodigy from Welwyn Garden City was introduced to Usain Bolt. "I just stood there in shock," she recalled of the encounter with her idol, the fastest human of all time. "I didn't know what to say. His coach told him what I had achieved and he just said, 'Keep it going'."

Ohuruogu leads GB into controversial championship

Perhaps the BBC ought to have sent Stuart Hall instead of Steve Cram to commentate on proceedings here in this west Portuguese town these next two days.

Armando Ianucci: Television still depends on a good story well told

In television, what happens, happens, and no matter what people say and do to make it happen differently, it doesn't. That's it. No one has the ability to draw a line under anything, no matter how much money and effort they put into trying.

Now for London 2012: Ohuruogu's already fretting about the Liu Xiang factor

It was the afternoon after the night before and Christine Ohuruogu was sitting on a sofa in the Olympic Village, her chunk of precious metal zipped up in the pocket of her Team GB tracksuit bottoms.

Heartbreak for China as hero limps out before first hurdle

Handsome, charming, and very fast, the champion hurdler Liu Xiang bore the dreams of 1.3 billion people on his shoulders. He was a man who was not allowed to lose. But in the Bird's Nest stadium yesterday, incredibly, he lost before he got to the first hurdle.

Xiang withdrawal leaves the "Bird's Nest" stunned

It was clear even as Liu Xiang settled into his starting blocks in the "Bird's Nest" Stadium yesterday that there was going to be no Cathy Freeman moment at these Beijing Olympics.

Liu injury stuns China

A capacity crowd in the Bird's Nest was stunned into silence when local hero Liu Xiang pulled out of the morning's final event, the 110m hurdles, through injury.

Weightlifting: Chen lifts China as Du despairs

Two golds down, 38 to go in quest for world domination – but shooter fires blanks to shatter the hopes of 1.3 billion people

Cuban Clark Kent to run rings round China's pin-up boy

It has been dubbed the Cuban Missile Crisis, with the kind of crass hyperbole that goes with the unreality of life on the international sporting beat. For the record, the future stability of the planet will not be affected by events in the Beijing National Stadium, the so-called Bird's Nest centrepiece of the 29th modern Olympic Games, on 21 August. For the 1.3 billion citizens of the world's most populous nation, though, that Thursday in their country's capital has long been considered a day of destiny.

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