Tag Archives: Commonwealth Games

South Londoner gets Jamaica rolling to the beats at the Games

Jamaica, the proud sporting nation of sprinters such as Usain Bolt and the fastest of fast bowlers like Michael Holding, is about to discover some new sports heroes – in the more sedate world of international lawn bowls. Jamaica has … Continue reading

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Mayor urged to make Games bid centred on Crystal Palace

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has received a proposal to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games – centred on south London, with Crystal Palace National Sports Centre undergoing a substantial, and overdue, refurbishment. With the Rio Olympics underway and … Continue reading

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Park benches provide another boost to volunteers’ efforts

Two months into the summer season of lawn bowls and a re-opened putting green, and the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green are looking for more help, this time to offer out-of-school-hours lessons for youngsters. Buoyed by the success of … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowling green re-opens after council cuts

Marlpit Lane bowling green in Coulsdon, after facing possible closure when Croydon Council withdrew funding for the sports venue in 2011, is once again open. The green can be used by experienced players to enjoy a game of bowls, or … Continue reading

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