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Saturday 28 July 2012
The critic without a ticket: It seemed beyond bizarre to deny the sport its biggest moment on these shores since 1066
Friday 27 July 2012
The Olympic flame has completed its journey on the Gloriana on the final leg of its 70-day, 8,000-mile journey around the United Kingdom ahead of tonight's opening ceremony.
Thursday 26 July 2012
They must have been tempted to call it Rowlocks of Fire surely? True, Bert and Dickie has an alluringly salacious note to it – as if it might be rhyming slang for a rushed act of sexual congress – but it was clear from the very beginning that the inspiration for William Ivory's Olympic drama lay in Hugh Hudson's 1981 film about the runners Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams. Like Chariots of Fire, it had English class snobbery, the notional charms of British amateurism and a rousing moment of patriotic triumph to finish with. Unlike Chariots of Fire, there was no God and the field of battle was a stretch of the Thames near Henley.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Sir Steve Redgrave today revealed he had not been approached to light the Olympic flame at London 2012.
Saturday 21 July 2012
Who knew that Olympics overlord Sebastian Coe is one quarter Punjabi? His grandfather, Sardari Lal, was among the first wave of Indians who came to England to study. He met and married Sebastian's maternal grandmother, Vera Swan, while a London University law student in the 1920s.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Wednesday 04 July 2012
British athlete left out of home Games on day she becomes European champion
Harry Redknapp gives Stuart Pearce 'credit for being brave' after dropping David Beckham from Olympics squad
Friday 29 June 2012
Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Great Britain Olympics football coach Stuart Pearce "can kiss goodbye to a knighthood" after he opted to leave David Beckham out of his squad, but hailed Pearce's bravery for selecting the side he wanted.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Standing at trackside at the Alexander Stadium in his 1984 British Olympic rain-suit yesterday, Roald Bradstock was asked if he could recall the last time he made the rostrum at a national championships cum major games trials. "Er, no," the veteran javelin thrower and award-winning artist replied. "But, then again, my memory goes a little bit, so I'm not quite sure … Where am I?"
Friday 22 June 2012
When Peter Elliott stepped off the track after winning the 1500m final at the 1988 Olympic Trials in Birmingham he walked straight into the biggest Olympic selection storm in British athletics history.
Sunday 17 June 2012
It was on 10 June 1984 that Roald Bradstock took part in his first Olympic trials. "It was in Gateshead, and on my very first throw I pulled my groin," recalls the javelin thrower and professional artist who has come to be known as "the Olympic Picasso". "It was the most excruciating pain. I just had that one throw – 74 metres – with one hand in the air and one hand on my leg."
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