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UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner insists London's bid to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships will not be derailed by the "background noise" over the future of the Olympic Stadium.

Spurs must end stadium fight for sake of UK, says sport minister

Hugh Robertson, the sports minister, has warned Tottenham Hotspur they risk fatally damaging any British bid to host the 2017 athletics World Championships if they continue their legal challenge over the future of the Olympic Stadium.

Tottenham pursue Olympic Stadium judicial review

Tottenham have gone back to the High Court to continue their bid for a judicial review of the decision to award the Olympic Stadium to West Ham, the club today announced.

West Ham cleared for Olympic venue

Tottenham Hotspur's attempts to block West Ham's move into the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games have been rejected by the courts. Spurs, along with Leyton Orient, were seeking a judicial review of the process behind the Olympic Park Legacy Company's decision in favour of the Hammers.

Charity sacks snail marathon man

A fundraiser who completed this year's London Marathon dressed as a giant snail has been sacked for not making enough money.

Mr Briggs' Hat, By Kate Colquhoun

The railway industry began in 1830 with a death, when William Huskisson MP was run over by Stephenson's Rocket, but its first murder was not until 1864. It involved elderly banker Thomas Briggs boarding a first-class compartment in a suburban train at London's self-effacing Fenchurch Street on a summer evening; the foul deed was discovered at Hackney Wick.

Redknapp predicts tougher times ahead for Arsenal

Harry Redknapp has seen Arsenal go from pole position to outsiders in the Premier League title race within the space of two home games, and he expects the task for Arsène Wenger to be even tougher next season.

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Leyton Orient join Tottenham in legal fight over Olympic Stadium

Leyton Orient have today begun legal proceedings over West Ham's proposed move to the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.

The Week in Radio: A sports commentary that goes the distance

It's a fact unwisely overlooked by all those people gearing up to run Sunday's marathon that as Phidippides, the first marathon runner, hit the final ribbon in Athens he promptly dropped dead. It doesn't stop thousands doing the marathon of course, or indeed banging on about it afterwards, so it's a relief to discover that there is actually an interesting subject to talk about in the world of running. As explored in The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon: Sport's Holy Grail, it's the race to beat the current record of two hours, three minutes and 59 seconds.

Women's Football: World Cup boost as Yankey sees off US

First-half goals from Jess Clarke and Rachel Yankey earned England a 2-1 victory over United States in Saturday's women's international at Leyton Orient.

Spurs kick off their stadium challenge

Tottenham Hotspur have taken the first steps towards mounting a legal challenge over the decision to grant West Ham United the Olympic Stadium.

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