Olympics

  • 8 September 2013

    Wrestling yesterday completed an unprecedented Olympic comeback, reclaiming its place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after beating bids from rivals squash and baseball/softball in an International Olympic Committee vote.

  • 30 May 2013

    With the help of such medium as Rihanna's hit single "Diamonds" and hard economics, bid officials for Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid yesterday made their pitch to host the 2020 Olympics to the International Olympic Committee as the race enters the final stretch.

  • 22 February 2013

    WHEN Becky Wain lists her aspirations for the next few years, she does so unencumbered by insecurity.

  • 8 September 2012

    IN the end it was a silver lining to a golden summer, but Ellie Simmonds had no complaints.

  • 8 September 2012

    DAVID Weir admits to being a little bemused about his Weirwolf nickname, although three consecutive gold medals on the track have certainly been the stuff of nightmares for his rivals.

  • 6 September 2012

    Stephen McGuire yesterday staged a dramatic comeback to seal a semi-final berth in the individual boccia competition

  • 6 September 2012

    JONNIE Peacock preened like all good sprinters should, David Weir took it three and easy and as for Sarah Storey, well that was just another tale in the most storied days of these Paralympic Games so far.

  • 1 September 2012

    FOUR years ago he had never even ridden a bike.

  • 1 September 2012

    RICHARD Whitehead, the British Blade Runner, defied all laws of athletics by making the switch from marathon running to sprinting and yesterday he silenced the doubters in emphatic style.

  • 1 September 2012

    ELLIE Simmonds produced a stunning swim when she needed it most to strike Paralympic 400m freestyle gold last night with a world-record performance that will live long in the memory.