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  • A move up for Mo would worsen the malaise

    A move up for Mo would worsen the malaise

    by Gordon Sutcliffe 30 Apr 2014 15:18

    The recent debate about Mo Farah’s performance in the London Marathon and his ability to match the success he’s had on the track, has failed to acknowledge the huge gap he’d leave in British middle distance running, if he was to move up perm

  • Is a 12 year ban too long/short for matchfixing?

    Is a 12 year ban too long/short for matchfixing?

    by Alistair Wiseman 27 Sep 2013 13:56

    Stephen Lee, former world number 8 snooker player, with 5 ranking tournaments to his name, received a 12 year ban on Wednesday, the longest in the sport's his

  • Cyprus pole vault champ dead at 23

    Cyprus pole vault champ dead at 23

    29 Apr 2013 20:17

    Cypriot pole vaulter Marianna Zachariadi, a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, died at the age of 23 on Monday after a battle with cancer, doctors said.Zachariadi, who was born in Greece, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2011 an

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  • Vladimir Putin sacks top official over Sochi delays

    Vladimir Putin sacks top official over Sochi delays

    07 Feb 2013 10:47

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday sacked a senior Russian Olympic Committee official over delays to the completion of the ski jumping complex for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.Russian Olympics Committee deputy chief Akhmed Bil

  • Mother dives into Daley row

    Mother dives into Daley row

    10 Jan 2013 15:46

    Tom Daley's mother has slammed criticism of her son by British Swimming boss David Sparkes, saying he ought to be thanking him for keeping his job rather than questioning the teenager's training regime.Sparkes, the chief executive of Britis

  • Sainsbury's launch the 1 Millions Kids Challenge

    Sainsbury's launch the 1 Millions Kids Challenge

    by Andrew Allen 12 Apr 2011 12:00

    To mark 500 days until the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games, Sainsbury’s, Official Partner of the 2012 London Paralympic Games, yesterday (Monday 11th April) launched its 1 Million Kids Challenge. The Challenge aims to encourage 1 mi

  • London 2012 ticket application process set to open

    London 2012 ticket application process set to open

    by Andrew Allen 14 Mar 2011 12:00

    The build-up to the London 2012 Olympics takes another huge step tomorrow when the application process for tickets finally opens. While applicants are urged to get online and register their interest in each of the 26 featured sport

  • Powerade ION4: Powering Britain's Olympians

    Powerade ION4: Powering Britain's Olympians

    by Ben Moss 17 Feb 2011 12:00

    Powerade launched an exciting new advertising campaign on Tuesday night, featuring three elite British athletes Jessica Ennis, David Davies and Richard Whitehead, to promote its new and improved sports drink formula, Powerade ION4. The sti

  • London 2012 tickets available from March 2011

    London 2012 tickets available from March 2011

    by Andrew Allen 21 Jan 2011 12:00

    The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) this week  confirmed that tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games will go on sale on Tuesday 15 March 2011 and Paralympic Games tickets will go on sale on Fri

  • Gebrselassie to carry on running

    Gebrselassie to carry on running

    by Nigel Brown 15 Nov 2010 12:00

    Veteran Ethiopian athlete Haile Gebrselassie has completed a remarkable U-turn and decided not to quit athletics.The 37-year-old had said earlier this month that he was retiring from the sport after pulling out of the New York Marathon with

  • Delhi Games declared a success

    Delhi Games declared a success

    by Nigel Brown 15 Oct 2010 12:00

    Commonwealth Games chief Mike Fennell claims Delhi delivered a successful games despite the problems before and during the event.Fennell thanked the organisers and people of the city at Thursday's glittering closing ceremony at the Jawaharl

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