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Friday 26 October 2012
Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah could attempt a 10,000 metres-marathon double at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, his coach Alberto Salazar said.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
The final bill for the London Olympics is expected to be more than £400m under budget, but the saving will not be spent either on helping pay for the Olympic Stadium's redevelopment or as a windfall for grass-roots sport.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
The original Panorama investigation was brave, honest, and crucial. How disappointing then to see such serious material replayed in a cheap advert
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Neil Black, the new performance director of UK Athletics, stressed last night that Paula Radcliffe's omission from the governing body's Lottery funding list – the World Class Performance Programme roster for 2012-13 – had nothing to do with her age, and pointed out that two elder stateswomen of the sport have been named on the list for the first annual phase of the build-up towards the Rio Games in 2016.
Sunday 19 August 2012
How did you spend the past 24 hours? Probably not in the same way as Scott Jurek did one day in May 2010, when at the age of 36 he ran non-stop for 165.7 miles, setting an American record.
Monday 13 August 2012
The French social theorist Emile Durkheim coined the term "effervescence" to describe the experience of collective events. It is a term that well describes the fizzing excitement of the past two weeks. That excitement largely derives from our relationship with the medal-bedecked Team GB – each medallist's story connects to our own experiences of hardship and carries the hope of redemption.
Saturday 11 August 2012
It was an historic moment for Kenya. When Sammy Wanjiru breasted the blue and white tape at the finish line in the Beijing Bird's Nest in August 2008, he made the sign of the cross and dropped to his knees in supplication. Kenya's prayers had been answered.
Friday 10 August 2012
Paula Radcliffe says that Mo Farah can win his second gold medal tomorrow night before his wife, Tania gives birth.
Thursday 09 August 2012
'Injured' Algerian credits new coach as he comes from nowhere to take 1500m gold, writes Simon Turnbull
Friday 03 August 2012
When a Conservative MP derided Danny Boyle's Olympics opening ceremony as "multicultural crap" he was met with a cascade of criticism from people who knew that he could not be more wrong.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Britain's runners, jumpers and throwers flew into London yesterday on a back-to-the-future mission. The declared ambition of the home track-and-field team, when the action gets under way in the showpiece Olympic Stadium on Friday, is to launch a new golden era and to take the public profile of British athletics back to the heady days of the 1970s and 1980s.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Britain's runners, jumpers and throwers flew into London yesterday on a back-to-the-future mission. The declared ambition of the home track-and-field team, when the action gets away in the showpiece Olympic Stadium on Friday, is to launch a new golden era and to take the public profile of British athletics back to the heady days of the 1970s and 1980s.
Monday 18 June 2012
Ethiopian Olympic 10,000 and 5,000 metres champion Kenenisa Bekele will head a field including his younger brother Tariku in the British Olympic trials 10,000 final in Birmingham this Friday.
Friday 25 May 2012
Eddie Izzard has been forced to abandon his attempt to complete 27 marathons in 27 days in South Africa due to "unforeseen medical complications".
Thursday 24 May 2012
Eddie Izzard has had to abandon his gruelling challenge to run a marathon each day for 27 days in South Africa due to "medical complications".
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
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