Tag Archives: Athletics

Three championships in 2022 offers Asher-Smith treble chance says Coe | Sport

Dina Asher-Smith will have a shot at an unprecedented world, Commonwealth and European treble in the summer of 2022 after Sebastian Coe confirmed that all three championships would be squeezed into a six-week window. Lord Coe, the president of World Athletics, hinted that the world championships in Eugene, Oregon, which …

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From marble racing to balcony marathons: the sports that are filling the void | Andy Bull | Sport

If you know one thing about CB Fry, it’s that he was a man of many talents. He made a Test century against Australia, tied the world long-jump record, took a five-wicket haul at Lord’s, won a cap for England at right-back, started an FA Cup final for Southampton and …

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UKA urged to gift Tokyo Anniversary Games to ease tension with West Ham | Sport

UK Athletics can end its spat with West Ham United over whether the Premier League club can stage the Anniversary Games at the London Stadium in July by gifting this year’s event to Tokyo free of charge instead, says the UKA’s former chair. Ed Warner, who led UK Athletics from …

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Anniversary Games under threat if West Ham refuse to compromise on stadium | Football

The prospect of the Anniversary Games taking place at the London Stadium in July is in further doubt after West Ham indicated they could force UK Athletics to reschedule its flagship event if the Premier League season is extended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The new head of UKA, Joanna …

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Sebastian Coe says delaying 2020 Games relieved ‘mental turmoil’ of athletes | Sport

IOC president Thomas Bach has created a taskforce.

Sebastian Coe has said the postponement of the Olympics was necessary in order to safeguard the psychological wellbeing of athletes because many were in “mental turmoil” not knowing if the Tokyo Games were to proceed as scheduled. The 2020 Olympic Games were postponed last Tuesday in response to the coronavirus …

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Tokyo 2021 is golden chance to close Big Sport circus and give the Olympics back | Barney Ronay | Sport

The Olympic rings pictured through a fence in Tokyo.

Citius. Altius. Cancelled by a bat virus. In the end the decision to postpone the Olympic Games came as no surprise to anyone. Tokyo 2020 had struggled on manfully, like the last Japanese soldier still fighting the second world war from inside a small Pacific island copse in 1974. But …

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Birmingham 2022 organisers want calendar fix to ensure GB stars compete | Sport

Organisers of the Commonwealth Games have urged the governing bodies of athletics and swimming to find a way to ensure that Dina Asher-Smith, Adam Peaty and Katarina Johnson-Thompson can still compete in Birmingham 2022 even if the global sporting calendar is radically altered, the Guardian can reveal. There are understandable …

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‘It’s bigger than all of us’: GB athletes unite in support of Olympic delay | Sport

Britain’s leading athletes have endorsed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until 2021, with the triathlete Alistair Brownlee, the swimmer Adam Peaty and the heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson among those to say that sport should take a back seat in the midst of the global pandemic. Brownlee, who was hoping …

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Dai Greene: Tokyo Olympic Games must be postponed | Dai Greene | Sport

Dai Greene works on his sprinting

Through all the injuries and setbacks I have faced in recent years one thing has kept me going: the thought of wearing the British vest again at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Right now I am in the best shape I’ve been in for a long time – but, given I …

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My favourite game: Usain Bolt wins Olympic 200m gold at Beijing 2008 | Andy Bull | Sport

A big-screen replay shows Bolt’s world record time of 19.30sec at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

No one was ever going to beat Michael Johnson’s record. Not in my young lifetime anyway, maybe some distant day when I was old and grey, and the game had changed out of all recognition. Remember watching him set it at the Atlanta Olympics in ’96? That idiosyncratic style of …

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