Tag Archives: Olympic Games

Olympic medallist Nihill to be honoured in Addiscombe

Paul Nihill, probably Croydon’s greatest ever Olympic competitor, is to get a road named after him in Addiscombe tomorrow. The road-naming ceremony will coincide with the event in which Nihill made his name, the 50-kilometre walk, taking place at the … Continue reading

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Rooney apologises for his performance, on and off the track

Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney has issued an apology after announcing on national television that he “ran like a dick” at the Rio Olympics. Rooney had just been eliminated at the heats stage of the 400 metres when he gave his … 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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Lally defies Olympic selectors to realise her lifelong dream

IAN LAMONT interviews a south London athlete who has overcome illness, depression and disappointment to drive her into becoming one of the world’s best discus throwers. Main photograph by IAN STRATTON Jade Lally can put four years of hurt behind … Continue reading

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Festival fortnight offers food, football and fun

BERNARD WINCHESTER highlights the many varied activities to be found on the opening weekend of the South Norwood Arts Festival, from Olympic torches to WG Grace After missing out in 2012 (perhaps the Olympic organisers felt that the competition from … Continue reading

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Dasalou takes short route to Sweden in search of a medal

IAN LAMONT reports on the latest Croydon sportsman to make some international impact A mixture of excitement and relief accompanies James Dasaolu to Gothenburg, where he is representing Great Britain in the European indoor championships which start today. The Croydon … Continue reading

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Inspired by the Olympics? Try the race that’s too tough for Mo

Inspired by the Olympics? Want to set yourself a real challenge? There’s a very challenging – and that means a lot of hard hills – six-mile charity cross-country race on Streatham Common at the end of this month, where regular … Continue reading

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