Category Archives: athletics

My highlights from the summer of sport

As the nights draw in and the weather worsens, the glowing summer of sport already seems a long time ago. The video montages will display the headlines and big names but – like no British summer before it – the … Continue reading

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Should Locog get more people jogging?

Have London 2012 organisers failed to deliver on their promise to “change the face of British sport” when the Olympic Games were awarded to the city seven years ago? “Legacy” and “participation” were the watchwords in the 2005 presentation that … Continue reading

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Sotherton part of ageing legion

Athens medallist Kelly Sotherton was effectively told she does not have the potential to win an Olympic medal in 2012 this week when she was dropped from “podium” funding by UK Athletics but would she even have been trying had … Continue reading

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What Merritt could mean for Team GB

Chuckles were had at LaShawn Merritt’s expense during the World Athletics Championships in Daegu last month, shortly before he bagged a silver medal in the 400m and a gold in the relay. But the outcome of a court case expected … Continue reading

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