Athletics News

GYMNASTS’ OLYMPIC HOPES HANG IN THE BALANCE

Following some impressive performances in major competitions, Louis Smith has shown why he is a gymnastics medal hopeful for London 2012. January will be a crucial month for Smith as Team GB’S Male Gymnasts still need to gain Olympic qualification. ...

Sotherton eyeing London 2012 place

Kelly Sotherton is set to make a remarkable return to heptathlon and the former Olympic bronze medal winner is eyeing up a place in next years London Olympics. The 34-year-old athlete came third in the 2004 games in Athens but has concentrated on ...

Olympic hopeful loses funding

Runner Jemma Simpson has suffered a major blow in her attempts to represent Great Britain in next years London Olympics after losing her appeal after against her funding cut. The 27-year-old lost her lottery funding after she was dropped from the ...

2012 Olympics track now complete

The athletics track in the newly built London Olympic stadium has been completed well in time for the grand opening to be held on the 27th July next year. The marvelous stadium, which can hold up to 80,000 fans, is almost completed and expected ...

The Beach Volleyball Low down

Since the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896, the range of events on show has positively widened. Next year around 17,000 athletes will descend on London for the duration of the Games. They will compete in a total of 26 different events, which ...

Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt thrill crowd at Diamond League finale

The Jamaican duo of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake stole the show at last night’s Diamond League season finale in Brussels. 21 year-old Blake sprinted to a massive personal best in the 200m, covering half of the track in just 19.26 seconds. The time ...

2012 Olympic Games just around the corner

With the one year countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games being marked, August was a busy month in the lead up to London’s time in the limelight. Not only were there celebrations to mark the occasion but various test events for the games took place ...

Oscar Pistorius to Live Olympic Dream

Oscar Pistorius this week made Olympic history by being the first amputee to qualify for the London 2012 games. The 400m runner managed a 45.07 seconds, well within the qualifying time of 45.25 to smash his personal best and storm into the history ...

British Divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield miss out at Championships

Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield missed out on a medal at the Fina World Aquatic Championships in Shanghai, finishing in an under par 6th place in the 10m synchro final. Prior to the event, Waterfield had been suffering with illness, reporting ...

The real challenge facing the London 2012 Olympics

Last Sunday the second round of tickets sales for next year’s London Olympics closed, with over 750,000 tickets for numerous sporting events being allocated. This now brings the overall ticket sales for next year’s sporting showpiece to in excess of ...

Athletics: A sport struggling to attract talent

Over the years, the sport of athletics has provided both sports fans and the general public with a plethora of sublime spectacles and dramatic competition. Take for instance, the great American athlete Jesse Owens, who won four Gold medals at the ...

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