Category Archives: 2012 Olympics

Harriers’ Okoye steps back into the circle at Olympic Stadium

Seven years after competing in the Olympic discus final, Croydon Harrier Lawrence Okoye is set to make his return to the sport in the London Stadium at tomorrow’s Anniversary Games televised international meeting. Okoye quit track and field athletics in … Continue reading

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Whitgift School’s Olympic hero Okoye is arrested in Alabama

Lawrence Okoye, the former Whitgift School pupil and discus finalist at the  London Olympics who went to the United States to seek his fortune as an American football player, was arrested in Alabama last week on soliciting prostitution charges, placing … Continue reading

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Record-breaker Weir in line-up for his 20th London Marathon

Wallington’s David Weir – the most successful wheelchair racer in the history of the London Marathon – will return to the race for a remarkable 20th consecutive year on Sunday April 28. Weir started his racing career in the London … Continue reading

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Is the bell sounding for the final lap at Crystal Palace NSC?

There’s a public consultation underway to try to resolve the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace. And it’s déjà vu all over again. Poor publicity for the process run by a bunch of consultants, a reluctant attitude … Continue reading

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£300 for a night seeing Usain Bolt disappear into the distance

FLASH HARRY, our tame wideboy in the double-breasted suit with a ticket for every event, paid through the nose to catch a glimpse of the world’s greatest sprinter last weekend. He was not impressed. Usain Bolt runs his last ever … Continue reading

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Major athletics events set to return to Crystal Palace stadium

The future of Crystal Palace stadium as a training and competition venue seems secure, for a while at least, with the track which was the home of British athletics for half a century set to stage some important regional meetings … Continue reading

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Bittersweet for Rooney as he is declared an Olympic medallist

Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney is an Olympic medallist, eight years after he’d finished his race. Rooney, along with his team mates from Great Britain’s 4×400 metres relay squad who finished fourth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, have been promoted to … Continue reading

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