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“Adonis” Okoye signs NFL deal with San Francisco 49ers

From Croydon Arena to Candlestick Park: Waddon’s Olympic discus thrower Lawrence Okoye announced last night that he has been signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers NFL team. “Proud to announce that I will be signing with … Continue reading

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Okoye looks to spin his career for the lure of NFL draft

By Ian Lamont Hearing Lawrence Okoye, the British record-holder in the discus, describe gridiron as “football” was somewhat strange – especially as he seems to want to raise its profile in Britain, where the word has a completely different meaning. … Continue reading

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25% off tickets: See Britain’s Olympic stars in action

We are delighted to bring you the chance to see some of Britain’s top track and field athletes, including golden Olympic hopes Mo Farah, Dai Greene and Croydon’s very own Lawrence Okoye, competing at Crystal Palace next Friday night, July … Continue reading

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Discus date with destiny for Okoye, the Olympic opportunist

It is a year since the wheels fell off for the discus-throwing juggernaut that is Lawrence Okoye. At 6ft 6in tall and 21-stone, Okoye was in only his first full season as an international discus thrower, and he had known … Continue reading

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Croydon trio start to scale the Olympian heights in style

It is, in case you had not noticed, Olympic year, and last weekend saw three local athletes put down strong markers for the London Games, with Martyn Rooney and Lawrence Okoye both setting world-leading performances, and wheelchair racer David Weir … Continue reading

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