Can we get through an entire tournament without mentioning 1966?
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Friday 30 March 2012
British athletes have to make the most of being the stars of a home Olympics this summer, according to heptathlete Jessica Ennis.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Holly Bleasdale has another crack at the queen of the pole vault in Stockholm tonight. Two weeks ago in Bydgoszcz, Poland, the 20-year-old Briton cleared the same height as Yelena Isinbayeva, 4.68m, but was beaten by the Russian Olympic champion on countback.
Monday 20 February 2012
Perhaps it was only to be expected, but after claiming her first British record and beating the host of stars on show to the athlete of the meeting award at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday – Jessica Ennis and Liu Xiang amongst them – Shara Proctor was obliged to set the record straight on the subject of her Britishness.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Ennis leads home charge at Grand Prix but Kipchoge provides sting in tail
Wednesday 28 December 2011
Ever since returning from the career-threatening injury which forced her to miss the Beijing Olympics, Jessica Ennis has been used to winning.
Friday 18 November 2011
Whisper it gently but there is a looming possibility of a clash between Tatyana Chernova and Carolina Kluft at the Olympic Games in London next summer. The towering Russian who took Jessica Ennis's global heptathlon crown at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, in August versus the peerless Swede who has never been beaten in a multi-events competition as a senior athlete would be a mouth-watering prospect.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Tuesday 30 August 2011
The second of Britain's great hopes for World Championship gold had to settle for silver today as Jessica Ennis failed to retain her heptathlon title in Daegu.
Friday 12 August 2011
Monday 01 August 2011
With due respect to Andy Vernon of Aldershot Farnham and District Athletics Club and the rest of the 5,000m field at the Aviva UK Trials and Championships yesterday, there will be tougher opposition for Mo Farah to tackle before the summer is out. Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia, for one.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
With a year to the opening ceremony, opinion is divided among locals living and working in the shadow of the Olympic stadium. There are those who believe they are being pushed out of the area, others who feel they are being hidden and more who declare that life as they know it is being killed off.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
The world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis will compete in five events at the UK Trials and Championships later this month as she steps up preparations for the defence of her title.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Sunday 05 June 2011
It is surprising that this is the first biography of Harold Abrahams, given that he was Britain's first Olympic 100m champion and exercised a lifelong influence on athletics, but then his story is full of surprises.
Thursday 28 April 2011
New Jersey's top election official has ruled that nine-times Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis is ineligible to run for the state senate because he fails to meet the four-year residency requirement for candidates.
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street