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Monday 14 February 2011
The big wait is almost over. It was in July 2005 that London won the vote to stage the greatest sporting show on earth. The schedule of events for the 2012 Olympic Games will be published tomorrow and the race for tickets begins on 15 March, marking 500 days to go before the opening ceremony. There will be a six-week window for applications, lasting until 26 April. Tickets for the Paralympic Games go on sale on 9 September.
Monday 31 January 2011
Behind his trademark thick-rimmed spectacles, the eyes of Charles van Commenee were not exactly glittering with the hint of golden promise after the first engagement for the Great Britain team in this pre-home-Olympics year. "I don't think it was a very spectacular start to the season," the head coach of UK Athletics said with customary frankness.
Saturday 29 January 2011
There were three presents waiting for Jessica Ennis yesterday at the British team hotel in Glasgow ahead of her first international test of the year.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Libby Cregg added world gold to her Paralympic silver medal as she claimed victory in the T12 100 metres at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, yesterday.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Hannah Cockroft became a double gold medallist at the IPC Athletics World Championships with a competition record in the T34 100m. The Halifax teenager clocked 18.98 seconds into a slight headwind to follow up her success in the 200m event in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Monday 17 January 2011
Jessica Ennis opened her indoor season in impressive fashion at the North of England Championships in her hometown, Sheffield, on Saturday.
Sunday 12 December 2010
Thursday 25 November 2010
British Athletics acquired another ready-made world class recruit yesterday with the announcement that Shara Proctor, a long jumper and triple jumper, has switched allegiance from the Caribbean island of Anguilla.
Sunday 05 September 2010
Car insurers have been urged to up their game over people hurt in road-rage incidents.
Sunday 15 August 2010
Sunday 15 August 2010
Monday 02 August 2010
UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee hailed Great Britain's biggest ever medal haul at a European Championships as "very encouraging", with less than two years to go to London 2012.
Monday 02 August 2010
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Four years ago she was the home golden girl of the last European Championships; yesterday she avoided a qualifying-round exit by the tightest of margins. Back in 2006 Carolina Kluft was still an invincible force in the heptathlon. No one could come close to the Swede in the seven-event competition at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg. She retained her continental title by a margin of 317 points, setting a championship record of 6,740 points.
Sunday 25 July 2010
It was as inevitable as death, taxes and the endless loop of Frasier repeats. For five years and 151 races, Jodie Williams had been unbeatable, tearing up age-group records, pocketing a sprint double at the World Youth Championships last summer, and taking the world junior 100m title in her stride in midweek.
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