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Monday 30 April 2012
The British Olympic Association's lifetime ban for drugs cheats has been formally declared unenforceable.
Friday 16 March 2012
In riding to victory in the Paris-Nice stage race last weekend, Bradley Wiggins not only strengthened his credentials as a major force in global cycling; he followed in the tracks of the late, great Tom Simpson, the only previous British winner of the race.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
With the Olympics just four months away, Britain's record medal haul in Istanbul even provoked a reaction from the cool coach
Monday 12 March 2012
It has taken the best part of four years, and no little pain on the injury front, but there was finally a spring back in Christine Ohurougu's stride yesterday – and a gold medal around her neck. The Stratford woman who won individual 400m gold at the Beijing Olympics showed a return to form – ahead of what, for her, will be a particularly close-to-home Olympics – with a storming run on the penultimate leg of the 4 x 400m relay final at the World Indoor Championships.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
The British Olympic Association will call on the services of Adam Lewis, the QC who helped Wayne Rooney secure a reduction in his England ban, in an attempt to win its campaign to bar British athletes who have served a drugs ban, such as Dwain Chambers, from taking part in next summer's London Games.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Presenter Ortis Deley has been sidelined by Channel 4 bosses after apparently struggling to read scripts and name his co-hosts while fronting the athletics coverage.
Monday 29 August 2011
Monday 29 August 2011
It was not quite a winning performance from Oscar but it was a momentous one. Entering the home straight in the Deagu Stadium in the outside lane yesterday, Oscar Pistorius held the lead in heat five of the 400m. He was overtaken by Chris Brown, the world indoor champion from the Bahamas, and by Martyn Rooney, the UK champion from Croydon, but crossed the line third in 45.39 seconds, qualifying for today's semi-finals.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
Eleven months out from the 2012 Games, there is just the one British track and field athlete getting ready to defend an Olympic title on home ground. When Christine Ohuruogu flew down the finishing straight of the Bird's Nest Stadium to win the 400m final in Beijing in 2008, it seemed that the Stratford girl would be the face of what for her would be a close to home Olympics. Three injury-plagued years on, she is preparing for the 2011 World Championships – which open in Daegu, South Korea, on Saturday - not as a golden hope but as something of an afterthought.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Eleven months out from the 2012 Games, there is just the one British track-and-field athlete getting ready to defend an Olympic title on home ground. When Christine Ohuruogu flew down the finishing straight of the Bird’s Nest Stadium to win the 400m final in Beijing in 2008, it seemed that the Stratford girl would be the face of what for her would be a close-to-home Olympics.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Oscar Pistorius tells a story of his time at boarding school in South Africa.
Monday 08 August 2011
At the end of the London Grand Prix on Saturday, a group of British athletes was paraded around the track on an open-topped double-decker bus which bore the sign, "Next stop gold, Daegu".
Sunday 07 August 2011
Saturday 30 July 2011
If 2012 fever was sweeping through the elite competitors on the opening night of the Aviva UK Trials and Championships here in Birmingham last night, the winner of heat two of the men's 100m could be excused for feeling immune.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
A year out from the London Olympics, the message from the man in charge of the British team in the showpiece sport of the Games is typically frank. "We're not ready for the Games now," Charles van Commenee, the head coach of the British athletics team, said yesterday. "We've still got athletes who are underperforming at the moment. We need those 12 months to turn that around."
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