Tag Archives: Steve Ovett

International action is getting back on track at Tooting Bec

Top track action returns to south London next month, with international distance runners potentially taking one of their last chances to chase down qualifying times for the World Championships in Budapest in August. Tooting Bec Athletics Track is staging a … Continue reading

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Concern over Crystal Palace sports centre’s emergency closure

Crystal Palace Stadium, for 50 years the home of British athletics, was last night subject to an emergency closure for safety reasons. The whole of the National Sports Centre, including the sports hall and gyms, is closed this weekend. There … Continue reading

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Coe rival Ovett backs calls to keep Crystal Palace on track

Steve Ovett, the Olympic gold medal-winner and half of one of the biggest rivalries ever seen in international sport, has entered the debate over the future of the Crystal Palace athletics stadium, backing local campaigners, and the athletes and coaches … Continue reading

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Inspired Croydon Harrier Safo latest to join the golden greats

IAN LAMONT catches up with two high-flying athletes who, inspired by the London Olympics, won medals at the weekend’s European junior championships Inspired by the Olympics? The record haul of 19 medals won by British juniors at last weekend at … Continue reading

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