Discussing Van Commenee is 'waste of time' says Londoner who is focusing on beating the young pretenders
A row over British athletes' non-involvement in the opening ceremony of next year's London Olympics threatens to overshadow the event, which is being directed by the Oscar-winning film-maker Danny Boyle.
Holly Bleasdale and Lawrence Okoye claimed their first international titles yesterday as Great Britain finished with a golden flourish, and a healthy medal haul, on the final day of the European Under- 23 Championships at Ostrava in the Czech Republic.
The world triple jump champion Phillips Idowu will warm up for the defence of his title in South Korea next month by taking on his French rival Teddy Tamgho at the Birmingham Grand Prix on 10 July.
French triple-jumper has Edwards' record in his sights but first comes duel with Idowu
Sebastian Coe yesterday branded the British Olympic Association's court challenge against London 2012 as "spurious" and "depressing".
Great Britain's top male athlete just gets better with age, but a young French rival is keeping him on his toes as he aims for glory in 2012. Simon Turnbull talks to Phillips Idowu
Damage caused by opening ceremony at main stadium needs emergency work for athletics to start today
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There was a time when Phillips Idowu was like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates: you never knew what you were going to get when he set off down the triple jump runway. Now, having gained a level of consistency that has taken him to the top of the hop, step and jump game with World Championship titles indoors and out, the big Belgrave Harrier is becoming something like Churchill's vision of Russia: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Twice last week Idowu declined to say whether he would be defending his world indoor crown in Doha next week. "If you see me in the world indoors, you'll see me in the world indoors," he said.
While Jessica Ennis has withdrawn from tomorrow's Grand Prix in Birmingham to recover fully from a foot problem in time for the World Indoor Championships next month, a question mark has suddenly emerged about whether Great Britain's other reigning outdoor world champion will be going for gold in Doha next month.
Boy from the school of hard knocks is making great strides in triple jump and can land Olympic gold in 2012 to finally leapfrog Edwards. Simon Turnbull speaks to Phillips Idowu
The local boy-made-good in the lead to buy Newcastle United secured his fortune selling novelty toys, but, writes Sam Wallace, is deadly serious about rescuing the ailing club
Sheffield and Britain's No 1 hope can reach seventh heaven in the heptathlon
Tomorrow Phillips Idowu plans to take a giant leap towards world domination. But by his standards, it's still low-key
Team GB are going Dutch to win more medals in 2012 and the ruthless Amsterdammer is the man with the Midas touch to ensure they strike gold. Simon Turnbull speaks to Charles van Commenee