London 2012 schedule to be released

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.

Ennis hurtles to victory after a sloppy start

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.

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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.

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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.

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Jessica Ennis opened her indoor season in impressive fashion at the North of England Championships in her hometown, Sheffield, on Saturday.

Ofili and Proctor jump on British bandwagon

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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.

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Carolina Kluft: 'My body is done with heptathlon. I struggle to do one event now'

Sweden's prancing queen reigned supreme before a sudden abdication. Now she's an athletics also-ran but claims she can win a medal in London in 2012 and says it will be perfect if Jessica Ennis breaks her record. Simon Turnbull speaks to Carolina Kluft

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Van Commenee hails record Great Britain medal haul

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.

Dominant Ennis all smiles as she sets out on path to Olympic glory

Relaxed British captain is well equipped to carry a nation's burgeoning expectations

Kluft views narrow escape in long jump as 'big victory'

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.

Williams finally loses... after 151 races

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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