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Monday 02 August 2010
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.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Saturday 31 July 2010
Another night in the Montjuic Olympic Stadium; another British gold at the European Championships.
Friday 30 July 2010
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.
Thursday 29 July 2010
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.
Sunday 25 July 2010
Friday 23 July 2010
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'."
Saturday 20 June 2009
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.
Wednesday 27 August 2008
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.
Sunday 24 August 2008
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.
Tuesday 19 August 2008
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.
Monday 18 August 2008
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.
Monday 18 August 2008
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.
Sunday 10 August 2008
Sunday 03 August 2008
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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