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Saturday 11 August 2012
Not so much turkeys voting for Christmas as Christmas come early for Turkey. Asli Cakir Alptekin, who has served a two-year ban for doping offences, won her country's first athletic gold last night in a frantic finish to the 1500m and was followed across the line by her fellow countrywoman Gamze Bulut. It was also Turkey's first ever 1-2 and at a stroke it doubled their medal tally at London 2012.
Friday 10 August 2012
US-born runner Shana Cox has said that living in the capital makes her feel like a Londoner and ignore accusations that she is a 'plastic Brit'.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
It just wasn't meant to be for the Lancashire lasses of track and field at London 2012. Poor Jenny Meadows and Helen Clitheroe, two stalwarts and international championship medal-winning stars of the British athletics brigade, have both been banjaxed by injury in this summer of summers and failed to make the selection cut for the Games.
Friday 03 August 2012
Team GB's Perri Shakes-Drayton has promised to "run her heart out" when she competes in the 400m hurdles on Sunday.
Thursday 26 July 2012
Moroccan gold medal track prospect Mariem Alaoui Selsouli has been thrown out of the Olympic Games after failing a drugs test for the second time in her career.
Friday 13 July 2012
What to see and where to be seen
Man whose boyfriend was murdered in Turkey’s first gay honour killing to join World Pride parade in London
Friday 06 July 2012
A man whose boyfriend was murdered in what has been dubbed Turkey’s first gay honour killing will march in London tomorrow at this year’s World Pride parade.
Monday 02 July 2012
Five million IVF babies have been born since the era of assisted reproduction dawned in 1978, it has been calculated.
Thursday 28 June 2012
One way or another Mo Farah is becoming a wind-up merchant supreme. In the 1,500m heats at the Olympic trials in Birmingham last Friday, his decision to celebrate some 100m from the line rattled the veteran Anthony Whiteman. In the 5,000m final on the opening day of the European Championships in Helsinki yesterday his gradual cranking up of the pace proved far too much for all 24 of his rivals.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Iran's team dismissed the conditions as an infringement of its sovereignty
Sunday 10 June 2012
Red Bull was doing its thing in Canada, now supporting the youth America’s Cup, and looked like leading the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul as double Olympic gold medallist Roman Hagara and his crew were the early front runners.
Sunday 10 June 2012
Reflecting its location, this 19th-century apartment marries Ottoman heritage with modern flourishes
Friday 08 June 2012
South coast gales in an English summer were in stark contrast to the race track off Istanbul, between the Aegean and the Bosphorus, as the founder and organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series, Mark Turner predicted: “There will be less professional sailing events in the next three to five years.”
Friday 08 June 2012
Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth has died at the age of 81, his publishers said today.
Thursday 07 June 2012
Counting five wins and a second, Giles Scott is poised to inflict another major upset on the man who has been seen as almost a banker for Olympic sailing gold this summer, Ben Ainslie.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
- 1 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article