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Monday 06 August 2012
Bolt was masterly in the nonchalant way he conquered his world
Saturday 04 August 2012
Great Britain's Dwain Chambers waited 12 years to get back to the Olympics. It could end up being a triumphant return.
Saturday 04 August 2012
Friday 27 July 2012
"Stay home if you don't know what to say," says nine-times gold medal winning sprinter
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Speculation over Bolt's form and fitness following losses to Blake
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The versatile Tom McNab – former Olympic coach, best-selling novelist, athletics historian and playwright – was the technical director on the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire, the stage version of which is now topically and lucratively installed in the West End. McNab’s play 1936 homes in, though, on a period when the activities of the International Olympics Committee were at their most questionable and explores to what degree the ideal of sport being above politics is ever practicable.
Last Night's Viewing: Victoria Pendleton: Cycling's Golden Girl, BBC1
The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family, Channel 4
Thursday 19 July 2012
Always warm-up first. The BBC understand this First Commandment of athletic preparation and so as the Olympics approach – a massive fixture for the armchair sportsman – they traditionally lay on a schedule of light stretching and eyeball calisthenics to get us ready for the main event.
Friday 13 July 2012
Second-fastest man in history tips Briton to break 10 seconds before he turns 20 next year
Sunday 08 July 2012
The subject of race in sport is fraught with danger. The arenas must be free of such considerations, and you are bound to be walking on eggshells. Or in Michael Johnson's case, running very fast over them, so fast that he barely cracks a single one. With the sonorous voice of the American South and four Olympic gold medals in his pocket, there can be no arguing with his credentials to tackle the taboo.
Tuesday 03 July 2012
Yohan Blake earned his nickname for a brutal training regime – and his efforts are now paying off
Monday 02 July 2012
Five days of action for the British team at the European Championships came to an end in Helsinki last night when Richard Buck crossed the line to secure second place for the men's 4 x 400m relay team. It was a silver lining, one of two on the final day, that took the GB medal haul to seven but after yet another Great British sprint relay disaster it was doubtful that the buck would stop there.
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