Category Archives: Athletics

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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Pool plans would make swims less accessible at Crystal Palace

The draft plans for the future of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre being presented as the “final” consultation at the venue tomorrow would, if finally approved by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, make it virtually impossible for the elderly … Continue reading

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‘Unrealistic’ plans for Crystal Palace face a ‘final’ showdown

The latest draft of plans for the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace “falls way short” and is “unrealistic”, according to the campaign group which represents thousands of users of the Olympic legacy sports facilities. There is … Continue reading

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Race For Life puts everyone in the running in Lloyd Park

Race For Life returns to Croydon, Crystal Palace and other south London venues in 2019, with the organisers offering a 30 per cent discount on entry fees for anyone who signs up in January. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life … Continue reading

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GLL Foundation seeks applications for 2019 round of funding

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This year’s Croydon 10K road race just got even Better

Greenwich Leisure, the council’s leisure centre managers, under their trading name of Better, have joined the headline sponsors of this Sunday’s Croydon 10K road race. The charity run – one of the most popular road races in south London  – … Continue reading

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Meeting to discuss mounting threat to Crystal Palace centre

The Crystal Palace Community Association is holding an open meeting next week to discuss the future of the National Sports Centre. As details of plans for the Centre have emerged during the recent consultation process, organised on behalf of the … Continue reading

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