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Daily Mirror
Mo Farah makes history - Now for a knighthood?It also saw him make history by becoming the first man to complete the long-dis
Mo Farah makes history - Now for a knighthood?
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 hours ago
It also saw him make history by becoming the first man to complete the long-distance double in three successive global majors. Afterwards, the nation debated Brendan Foster’s assertion that Farah is now the country’s greatest sportsman – never mind... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
On brink of qualifying coupThe 2015 World Rowing Championships is held in Aiguebelette, France. Photo / Ge
On brink of qualifying coup
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 hours ago
The 2015 World Rowing Championships is held in Aiguebelette, France. Photo / Getty Rowing New Zealand head into unique territory tonight as their campaign to qualify all 14 Olympic-class boats begins at the world championships in Aiguebelette,... Read more
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Independent
Barbarians vs Samoa interrupted by sprinklers as fans criticise no beer, lack of Wi-Fi and poor seating at West Ham's Olympic StadiumFor starters, the water sprinklers spontaneously turned on during the maiden ma
Barbarians vs Samoa interrupted by sprinklers as fans criticise no beer, lack of Wi-Fi and poor seating at West Ham's Olympic Stadium
Independent / Posted 11 hours ago
For starters, the water sprinklers spontaneously turned on during the maiden match to take place at the stadium between the Barbarians and Samoa, giving the players a soaking midway through the first half. While tempers flared on the pitch in the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mo Farah had time to stop for water as he wins 5,000m goldNeed a drink of water? Mo problem! Farah wins World Championship 5,000m gold –
Mo Farah had time to stop for water as he wins 5,000m gold
Daily Mail / Posted 11 hours ago
Need a drink of water? Mo problem! Farah wins World Championship 5,000m gold – despite running further than all of his opponents so he could quench his thirst Mo Farah crossed the line in a time of 13min 50.38sec ahead of Kenya's Caleb Ndiku at... Read more
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metro
Farah has basically won Sports Personality of the year already after latest gold at Beijing 2015Mo Farah basically wins Sports Personality 2015 after 5,000m gold at World Cham
Farah has basically won Sports Personality of the year already after latest gold at Beijing 2015
metro / Posted 13 hours ago
Mo Farah basically wins Sports Personality 2015 after 5,000m gold at World Championships Mo Farah has got Sports Personality of the Year 2015 sewn up already. That’s because he’s just won his fifth world title after taking the gold medal in the... Read more
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International Business Times
World Athletics Championships 2015: Mo Farah wins 5,000m gold to secure historic triple-doubleMo Farah emerged triumphant in the men's 5,000m race in Beijing to claim his se
World Athletics Championships 2015: Mo Farah wins 5,000m gold to secure historic triple-double
International Business Times / Posted 13 hours ago
Mo Farah emerged triumphant in the men's 5,000m race in Beijing to claim his second victory of the 2015 World Athletics Championships. It is the third long-distance double of his illustrious career. The 32-year-old, who has endured an eventful... Read more
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express
Fantastic five! Mo Farah wins another World Championship title with 5,000m triumphMo Farah celebrates his 5,000m victory The two-time Olympic gold medalist surg
Fantastic five! Mo Farah wins another World Championship title with 5,000m triumph
express / Posted 14 hours ago
Mo Farah celebrates his 5,000m victory The two-time Olympic gold medalist surged to the line after streaking away from Commonwealth champion Caleb Ndiku. He clocked 13 minutes 50.38 seconds on course to his seventh successive major distance... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mo Farah wins World Championship 5,000m title in BeijingMo Farah wins World Championship 5,000m title to clinch a unique 'triple-double
Mo Farah wins World Championship 5,000m title in Beijing
Daily Mail / Posted 15 hours ago
Mo Farah wins World Championship 5,000m title to clinch a unique 'triple-double' Mo Farah crossed the line a time of 13min 50.38sec ahead of Caleb Ndiku Farah won the 10,000m title earlier in this year's World Championship Success adds to his... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Alan Campbell ready to take on the World Rowing Championships again Ready to roar: Alan Campbell is racing in the World Championships again and w
Alan Campbell ready to take on the World Rowing Championships again
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 17 hours ago
Ready to roar: Alan Campbell is racing in the World Championships again and will hope to deliver for Team GB, as will the Chambers brothers, Richard and Peter Alan Campbell will... Read more
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Independent
Hunted: Channel 4 to test 'surveillance Britain' by taking Big Brother to sinister new lengthsFormer police officers and members of the intelligence services are being used
Hunted: Channel 4 to test 'surveillance Britain' by taking Big Brother to sinister new lengths
Independent / Posted yesterday
Former police officers and members of the intelligence services are being used as "hunters", tasked with locating their quarries by all means at their disposal, including open source intelligence gathering and interrogation of friends and family;... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Schippers sweeps to gold with all-time great performance | Irish Examiner Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:18 PM Another night of histo
Schippers sweeps to gold with all-time great performance
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
| Irish Examiner Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:18 PM Another night of history at the Birds Nest Stadium saw Dafne Schippers write her... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kiprop, Manangoi Top Rush to 1500m FinalsNairobi — Reigning champion, Asbel Kiprop, deployed measured running to book hi
Kiprop, Manangoi Top Rush to 1500m Finals
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Nairobi — Reigning champion, Asbel Kiprop, deployed measured running to book his place in Sunday's men 1500m final at the Beijing World Championships, pulling compatriot and 2011 medallist, Silas Kiplagat who finished third with him. Debutant Elijah... Read more
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Thame Gazette
County Show: Picture and video special Bucks County Show 2015. Bolddog Lings motorcycle display. PNL-150827-183015009
County Show: Picture and video special
Thame Gazette / Posted yesterday
Bucks County Show 2015. Bolddog Lings motorcycle display. PNL-150827-183015009 Buckinghamshire’s rural heritage was celebrated in all its glory at the annual county show despite a few drops of rain. And... Read more
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Aylesbury Today
County Show: Picture and video special Bucks County Show 2015. Bolddog Lings motorcycle display. PNL-150827-183015009
County Show: Picture and video special
Aylesbury Today / Posted yesterday
Bucks County Show 2015. Bolddog Lings motorcycle display. PNL-150827-183015009 Buckinghamshire’s rural heritage was celebrated in all its glory at the annual county show despite a few drops of rain. And... Read more
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Evening Standard
Danny Care urges fans to cheer on England ahead of music concertRugby star Danny Care today called on fans to “go crazy” and help cheer England
Danny Care urges fans to cheer on England ahead of music concert
Evening Standard / Posted yesterday
Rugby star Danny Care today called on fans to “go crazy” and help cheer England to World Cup glory — as it was revealed that Ella Eyre will perform at a concert in support of the team. Care, 28, who was yesterday named in the England squad, said the... Read more
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Aljazeera
Ibarguen: That dominant athlete you haven't heard ofCaterine Ibarguen bagged a second world title in Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest s
Ibarguen: That dominant athlete you haven't heard of
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
Caterine Ibarguen bagged a second world title in Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest stadium on Monday. With the triumph, she has been unbeaten in 29 competitions since winning silver at the London Olympics three years ago. The competition was unusually... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Jobodwana Delivers On PromiseBy Ockert De Villiers - Sport24 Anybody following South African sprinting sens
Jobodwana Delivers On Promise
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
By Ockert De Villiers - Sport24 Anybody following South African sprinting sensation Anaso Jobodwana's progress as an athlete would not have been surprised by his bronze-medal winning run in the men's 200m final at the IAAF World Championships in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rudisha - From Darkness to Beijing LightBeijing — There was a time when the great David Rudisha pondered if he would ev
Rudisha - From Darkness to Beijing Light
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Beijing — There was a time when the great David Rudisha pondered if he would ever return to past glories. It was only 18 months on from that stunning night in London when the Kenyan struck Olympic gold in a world record time when he admitted he had... Read more
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walesonline
First ever wheelchair rugby youth programme launched in WalesAs part of an initiative to get young people engaged with the sport, GB Wheelch
First ever wheelchair rugby youth programme launched in Wales
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
As part of an initiative to get young people engaged with the sport, GB Wheelchair Rugby, a registered charity, has signed a three-year partnership with BT, a long-term supporter of disability sport in the UK, and has made way for six youth teams... Read more
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Daily Mirror
British teen Dina Asher-Smith backed for 200m glory after accomplished semi showDina Asher-Smith was inspired to chase her athletics dream by watching Usain Bo
British teen Dina Asher-Smith backed for 200m glory after accomplished semi show
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
Dina Asher-Smith was inspired to chase her athletics dream by watching Usain Bolt win double Olympic gold in the Bird’s Nest seven years ago. Katarina Johnson-Thompson exorcised her demons by qualifying strongly for Friday's long jump final on the... Read more
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Herald Sun
Jiggling Jenneke dances into hearts of ChineseIT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already eve
Jiggling Jenneke dances into hearts of Chinese
Herald Sun / Posted 2 days ago
IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already everyone knew about Australia’s dancing hurdler. As a rule one, maybe two athletes, are introduced before the heats of the major events at the world championships. The... Read more
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Daily Mail
Bolt beats Gatlin to 200m gold... but is finally toppled by a SegwayUsain Bolt clinches World Championships sprint double after beating two-time dr
Bolt beats Gatlin to 200m gold... but is finally toppled by a Segway
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Usain Bolt clinches World Championships sprint double after beating two-time drug cheat Justin Gatlin for second time… then gets taken out by cameraman on a Segway! Bolt jogged through the line beating his clenched fists against his chest as he beat... Read more
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Prospect Magazine
Who’s been made a peer? Full honours list©Suzanne Plunkett/AP The government has published its dissolution honours and
Who’s been made a peer? Full honours list
Prospect Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
©Suzanne Plunkett/AP The government has published its dissolution honours and peerages lists for 2015. Here are the names in full: The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention of conferring the following Honours upon the... Read more
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Finextra
Basware hires Amabel Grant as UK managing directorAmabel Grant is joining Basware through the company’s acquisition of Procserve,
Basware hires Amabel Grant as UK managing director
Finextra / Posted 2 days ago
Amabel Grant is joining Basware through the company’s acquisition of Procserve, the leading eProcurement software solution provider focused on the UK public sector. Grant’s new role will see her focused on improving the growth of Basware’s Commerce... Read more
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norwichadvertiser24
Ben Maher helps GB qualify for Rio 2016 Olympic GamesBen Maher on Diva II Thursday, August 27, 2015 Equestrian star Ben Maher play
Ben Maher helps GB qualify for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
norwichadvertiser24 / Posted 2 days ago
Ben Maher on Diva II Thursday, August 27, 2015 Equestrian star Ben Maher played a key role in helping GB’s showjumpers qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where they will defend their team... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Bakkies to Lead Baabaas in LondonBakkies Botha will captain the Barbarians in the first rugby match staged at th
Bakkies to Lead Baabaas in London
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Bakkies Botha will captain the Barbarians in the first rugby match staged at the Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 2007 Rugby World Cup winner leads the invitation side against Samoa on Saturday as rugby arrives at the iconic London 2012... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
World Yet to See Best of AmosGaborone — BOPA journalist, Thomas Nkhoma, retraces the four-year Amos/Rudisha
World Yet to See Best of Amos
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Gaborone — BOPA journalist, Thomas Nkhoma, retraces the four-year Amos/Rudisha rivalry from Kenya to London and China and argues that with Rio 2016 beckoning and barring the unlikely, the real battle is yet to ensue. August 23, 2015 was unlike... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Jiggling Jenneke’s ‘best ever warm up’World Athletics Championships: Aussie hurdler Michelle Jenneke makes big impres
Jiggling Jenneke’s ‘best ever warm up’
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
World Athletics Championships: Aussie hurdler Michelle Jenneke makes big impression in Beijing | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on QuestNews website SearchUse keywords to search content on QuestNews website Veronica... Read more
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Christian Today
The faith of Usain Bolt in 5 tweetsHe is the world's fastest man. He holds the world record for both the 100m and
The faith of Usain Bolt in 5 tweets
Christian Today / Posted 2 days ago
He is the world's fastest man. He holds the world record for both the 100m and the 200m sprint and later today Usain Bolt will line up against former drug cheat, Justin Gatlin, for the second time in a week. Bolt is also a professing Christian. His... Read more
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Perth Now
Jiggling Jenneke’s ‘best ever warm up’IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already eve
Jiggling Jenneke’s ‘best ever warm up’
Perth Now / Posted 2 days ago
IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already everyone knew about Australia’s dancing hurdler. As a rule one, maybe two athletes, are introduced before the heats of the major events at the world championships. The... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Jiggling Jenneke’s ‘best ever warm up’IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already eve
Jiggling Jenneke’s ‘best ever warm up’
Adelaide Now / Posted 2 days ago
IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already everyone knew about Australia’s dancing hurdler. As a rule one, maybe two athletes, are introduced before the heats of the major events at the world championships. The... Read more
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guardian-series
Borough councillor named new chairman of three Olympic venuesA London borough councillor has been appointed as the new chairman of three 201
Borough councillor named new chairman of three Olympic venues
guardian-series / Posted 2 days ago
A London borough councillor has been appointed as the new chairman of three 2012 Olympic venues. Paul Osborn was selected to takeover as the new leader of the 10,000 acre Lee Valley Regional Park on Tuesday (August 25). The London Borough of Harrow... Read more
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Herald Sun
Jiggling Jenneke’s ‘best ever warm up’IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already eve
Jiggling Jenneke’s ‘best ever warm up’
Herald Sun / Posted 2 days ago
IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already everyone knew about Australia’s dancing hurdler. As a rule one, maybe two athletes, are introduced before the heats of the major events at the world championships. The... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Jiggling Jenneke’s ‘best ever warm up’IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already eve
Jiggling Jenneke’s ‘best ever warm up’
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already everyone knew about Australia’s dancing hurdler. As a rule one, maybe two athletes, are introduced before the heats of the major events at the world championships. The... Read more
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Perth Now
Jiggling Jenneke dances into hearts of ChineseIT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already eve
Jiggling Jenneke dances into hearts of Chinese
Perth Now / Posted 2 days ago
IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already everyone knew about Australia’s dancing hurdler. As a rule one, maybe two athletes, are introduced before the heats of the major events at the world championships. The... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Jiggling Jenneke dances into hearts of ChineseIT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already eve
Jiggling Jenneke dances into hearts of Chinese
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
IT might have been her first visit to the world’s biggest stage but already everyone knew about Australia’s dancing hurdler. As a rule one, maybe two athletes, are introduced before the heats of the major events at the world championships. The... Read more
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New Kerala
Brazilian volleyball star eyes golden farewell in Rio Brazilian volleyball veteran Serginho said he will have gold on his mind as h
Brazilian volleyball star eyes golden farewell in Rio
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
Brazilian volleyball veteran Serginho said he will have gold on his mind as he attempts to end his decorated career with one last Olympic triumph at the Rio 2016 Games. "I take care of myself. I... Read more
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Radio Angulo
Yarisley Silva Wins Cuba's 2nd Gold in Beijing-2015Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva today won the second gold medal for her count
Yarisley Silva Wins Cuba's 2nd Gold in Beijing-2015
Radio Angulo / Posted 3 days ago
Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva today won the second gold medal for her country at the Athletics World Championships underway in Beijing, leaving behind top peers Fabiana Murer (Brazil), and Greek Nicoleta Kyriakopoulou. Cuban Pedro P. Pichardo: a... Read more
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Philboxing
MARSTON, SMITH AND SHAUNAGH BROWN STRIKE A BLOW FOR EQUALITY ON THE 29TH AUGUST AT YORK HALLThe pioneering exploits of Cathy 'The Bitch' Brown and then Nicola Adams at Lon
MARSTON, SMITH AND SHAUNAGH BROWN STRIKE A BLOW FOR EQUALITY ON THE 29TH AUGUST AT YORK HALL
Philboxing / Posted 3 days ago
The pioneering exploits of Cathy 'The Bitch' Brown and then Nicola Adams at London 2012 should have heralded a new dawn in UK female boxing. Not so. Cathy Brown took up boxing at age 29 and went on to fight for genuine world and European titles. She... Read more
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Arsenal FC
Four Ladies players sign new contracts Goalkeeper Byrne has been a mainstay of the Gunners’ side for the past 15 yea
Four Ladies players sign new contracts
Arsenal FC / Posted 3 days ago
Goalkeeper Byrne has been a mainstay of the Gunners’ side for the past 15 years, helping the club to a total of 11 league titles, nine FA Cups and, in 2007, the UEFA Women’s Cup. A Republic of Ireland... Read more
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Londonist
Swim In The Slipstream Of London 2012 AthletesCharity Parkinson's UK is looking for volunteers to take part in a swimming rac
Swim In The Slipstream Of London 2012 Athletes
Londonist / Posted 3 days ago
Charity Parkinson's UK is looking for volunteers to take part in a swimming race in The Serpentine in Hyde Park, the same waters used for marathon swimming and triathlon events in London 2012. The 110m race is split into four categories: men, women,... Read more
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This is West Country
Wiveliscombe Rugby Club to host Party in the ParkWIVELISCOMBE Rugby Club are hoping to invoke the spirit of London 2012 by hosti
Wiveliscombe Rugby Club to host Party in the Park
This is West Country / Posted 3 days ago
WIVELISCOMBE Rugby Club are hoping to invoke the spirit of London 2012 by hosting a number of events promoting the Rugby World Cup in September. To celebrate the start of the tournament the club are holding a Party in the Park on Saturday, September... Read more
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Londonist
Wenlock And Mandeville: Where Are They Now?For many, Wenlock and Mandeville were the undisputed highlights of the London 2
Wenlock And Mandeville: Where Are They Now?
Londonist / Posted 3 days ago
For many, Wenlock and Mandeville were the undisputed highlights of the London 2012 games. Wenlock, with his indeterminate genus, continental salutes and single glaring eyeball was seen as a peerless embodiment of the Olympic spirit. Paralympic mascot... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
All Bow As King David Reclaims His ThroneNairobi — Just like Jamaican superstar and admirer, Usain Bolt, David Rudisha h
All Bow As King David Reclaims His Throne
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Nairobi — Just like Jamaican superstar and admirer, Usain Bolt, David Rudisha has silenced his critics by reclaiming the world 800m title when he ditched his famed front running to deploy a tactical plot that none of his rivals could respond to at... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Greg Rutherford gold at World Championships completes the set to silence critics Glory, glory: Greg Rutherford celebrates after winning gold in the long jump
Greg Rutherford gold at World Championships completes the set to silence critics
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Glory, glory: Greg Rutherford celebrates after winning gold in the long jump at the World Championships in Beijing A fired-up Greg Rutherford hit back at his critics... Read more
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birminghammail
City of Birmingham gymnasts prepare to put on a public displayAS a result of numerous requests, and in the spirit of sport for all following
City of Birmingham gymnasts prepare to put on a public display
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
AS a result of numerous requests, and in the spirit of sport for all following the London 2012 Olympic legacy, the City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club has finally decided to hold a Summer event to showcase its successes in Men’s and Women’s Artistic,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Mo Farah overcomes last lap stumble to book 5000m final spotMo Farah said it was like Super Saturday all over again as he avoided a scare t
Mo Farah overcomes last lap stumble to book 5000m final spot
Evening Standard / Posted 3 days ago
Mo Farah said it was like Super Saturday all over again as he avoided a scare to book his place in Saturday’s final of the 5,000m. With Farah’s star turns from London 2012 - Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford - having joined him as gold... Read more
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SportsFan
Motivated Lapierre wins world silverLapierre defies pain to win LJ silver Photo Source: AP Flying long jumper Fab
Motivated Lapierre wins world silver
SportsFan / Posted 3 days ago
Lapierre defies pain to win LJ silver Photo Source: AP Flying long jumper Fabrice Lapierre admits he can be one hard athlete to motivate. But when he's really in the mood, as was most definitely the case in the world championships final on Tuesday... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Mo Farah keeps his feet to maintain double dream at World Championships « Shropshire StarThe 32-year-old swept into the final of the 5,000 metres, but there was another
Mo Farah keeps his feet to maintain double dream at World Championships « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 3 days ago
The 32-year-old swept into the final of the 5,000 metres, but there was another heart-in-mouth moment with around 150m to go, four days after he almost hit the track after a tangle of legs in his gold medal-winning run in the 10,000m. Farah regained... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Mo Farah keeps his feet to maintain double dream at World ChampionshipsMo Farah survived another last-lap trip to keep his bid for the long-distance d
Mo Farah keeps his feet to maintain double dream at World Championships
Kingston Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
Mo Farah survived another last-lap trip to keep his bid for the long-distance double on course at the World Championships in Beijing. The 32-year-old swept into the final of the 5,000 metres, but there was another heart-in-mouth moment with around... Read more
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