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Monday 11 July 2011
Another day, another update of the record books by a British athlete. Last weekend it was Holly Bleasdale with a British pole vault record in Mannheim. On Friday it was Chris Tomlinson with a new national mark for the long jump. On Saturday it was Lawrence Okoye – the former rugby-playing "schoolboy Lomu", a try scorer at Twickenham last year – with a whopping great world class British discus record in sun-baked Hendon.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Tuesday 05 July 2011
The world triple jump champion Phillips Idowu will warm up for the defence of his title in South Korea next month by taking on his French rival Teddy Tamgho at the Birmingham Grand Prix on 10 July.
Friday 01 July 2011
Before taking to the triple jump runway for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne last night, Phillips Idowu, the reigning world and European champion, spoke affectionately of Teddy Tamgho, the rapidly emerging force of the hop, step and jump game. "He's like my little brother," the 32-year-old Briton said of the 22-year-old Frenchman. "He's the reason why I can't sit back and rest on my laurels."
Thursday 30 June 2011
Two weeks on from his war of words with Charles van Commenee, Phillips Idowu has another confrontation on his hands. The dispute between the world triple jump champion and the head coach of UK Athletics about the circumstances of Idowu's withdrawal from the European Team Championships has yet to be resolved.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
UK Athletics confirmed yesterday that another overseas athlete has applied to switch allegiance to Britain, making it four in 12 months as the London Olympics loom on the horizon. He is a member of the Jamaican team, though sadly not the world's fastest man.
Monday 20 June 2011
Charles van Commenee was appointed as the head coach of UK Athletics in February 2009 on the strength of his reputation as a pragmatic, tough-talking coach with a proven track record of getting results in the Olympic arena. In Sydney in 2000 he guided an injured Denise Lewis to heptathlon gold. In Athens in 2004 he got Kelly Sotherton on to the rostrum as a bronze medal winner in the heptathlon, 12 months after she had been ranked 57th in the world.
Friday 17 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
British triple jumper Nathan Douglas will miss the rest of the season after a freak training accident. Douglas put his foot through a plyometric box while jump training during a camp in Italy.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Sunday 06 February 2011
Fancy a career at America's least favourite oil group? BP is searching for a clutch of lawyers to join it in Texas – the scene of one of the group's most infamous disasters, which killed 15 workers and injured many more in 2005.
Thursday 23 December 2010
Sunday 19 December 2010
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Mark Lewis-Francis and Christian Malcolm have been invited back onto the World Class Performance Programme after being part of a record medal haul at the European Championships.
Friday 24 September 2010
There was something horribly apt about the metaphor that India's authorities used last month to soothe concerns about the Commonwealth Games. It's just like one of our unruly weddings, they said: it will all fall into place at the last moment. That may be true. But nobody enjoys a wedding if the guests boycott it en masse.
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