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Wednesday 15 February 2012
It is an afternoon session at Sheffield's council-run Ponds Forge pool, and the usual flotilla of keep-fit swimmers is determinedly groping its way up and down the lanes.
Friday 03 February 2012
Four years after her dream of Olympic gold crashed down at the penultimate barrier in the 100m hurdles final in Beijing, LoLo Jones is back on the winning track. The 29-year-old American had surgery last August to fix a tethered spinal cord. Last Saturday, she won the 50m hurdles at the US Open Meeting in New York. "It's all been worth it," Jones said.
Saturday 07 January 2012
It's squeaky bum time for...
The neighbourhood dispute 60 miles down the road in Manchester may be grabbing all the headlines on FA Cup third-round weekend but there is one tie that will be even more fiercely contested taking place on the north-west coast.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Watch video highlights from Jonny Wilkinson's first match since announcing his retirement from international rugby courtesy of ESPN, which broadcasts Top 14 French Rugby. Martin Gillingham, ESPN's Top 14 commentator, also gives his view on Wilkinson's performance for Toulon last night.
Tuesday 08 November 2011
The Government has spent nearly £750,000 on 8,815 tickets for the London 2012 Olympics.
Sunday 21 August 2011
Friday 19 August 2011
Jemimah Norman is overwhelmed after reading her A-level results. She has every reason to be. With two A*s and an A, she would be welcome at any university in the country and easily meets the requirements for entry to Oxford or Cambridge.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Thursday 11 August 2011
A life-size wire sculpture of Tom Daley in full diving flow is now greeting tourists at Heathrow Airport.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Chris Ashton, the Northampton wing whose try-scoring exploits are generally accompanied by a series of dives that would knock Tom Daley clean off the 10 metre board, was quite honest about it.
Thursday 28 July 2011
Zaha Hadid's architecture has always been grandly expressive. It doesn't do modest, or subtle. But her Aquatics Centre, long heralded as the brand-mark building for the 2012 London Olympics, turns out to be something else entirely: stealth architecture, a dull shell concealing something dazzling.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
There remains a "mountain of work" to be done, says Lord Coe, as the race to prepare for the Olympic Games enters the home straight.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Monday 25 July 2011
Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington made light of having to swim from lane one to claim the silver medal in the 400 metres freestyle at the World Championships here yesterday. The 22-year-old scraped into the final as the seventh-fastest qualifier after looking a shadow of the swimmer she has been this season in the heats. However, just as in the last World Championships in Rome where she only just made the final before finishing third, Adlington swam a controlled race to be second to Federica Pellegrini, the Italian successfully defending her crown.
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