Ticket sales for the world’s “longest and tallest tunnel slide” down the ArcelorMittel Orbit Tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are “very promising” according to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) - and the struggling venue is now on course to double its annual visiting figure to reach profitability.
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China took full advantage of Russia’s enforced absence from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Race Walking Team Championships in Rome as they ended the first day with golds in both the men’s and women’s 20 kilometre events.
South Africa’s former world 800 metres champion Caster Semenya used the opening International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) opening Diamond League meeting of the season in Doha to lower her 2016 world-leading mark and throw down a further marker of her own towards what might be a controversial victory at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Rome, which has had just four months to prepare for this weekend’s International Association of Athletics Federations’ World Race Walking Team Championships – switched from Cheboksary following the suspension of the All-Russia Athletic Federation pending doping investigations – is dedicating the event to its 1997 world champion Annarita Sidoti, who died of breast cancer last year aged 45.
Taylor promises triple jump fireworks as Doha prepares to get 2016 Diamond League programme underway
A host of Olympic and world champions have gathered in Doha to take part in tomorrow’s season-opener for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League series – and Sebastian Coe is looking to the meeting to provide the kind of entertainment that will draw more young people in to the sport.
Sebastian Coe has responded to a question about Qatar’s continuing ambition to host the Olympics by insisting that it is important for the Olympic movement to follow through on its support for the globalisation of sport.
The main athletics track for the Rio 2016 Olympics has now been laid by Mondo following a series of delays, and everything is on target to meet the deadline of a test event due to be held from May 14 to 16.
Rio 2016 Olympic Stadium track installation "has started" and will be ready for May test event, promise Mondo
Installation of the Mondo athletics track in the Olympic Stadium for Rio 2016, delayed for more than a month following local hold-ups in preparation and unusually bad weather, is now underway – and just on target for completion in time for the test event next month.
Wahlberg and Gyllenhaal start work on Boston Marathon bombing films as new drama about survivors opens in city
Filming has begun in Boston on two major features dealing with the bombings at the finish line of the city’s 2013 marathon – and a drama entitled Finish Line, based on testimony of those caught up in the trauma, has begun a preview run ahead of the 120th running of the marathon on April 18.
Exclusive: Wickenheiser plans to seek record fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal at Pyeongchang 2018
Hayley Wickenheiser, whom many regard as the finest ever women’s ice hockey player, will seek a fifth consecutive gold medal at Pyeongchang 2018 which would make her the most successful female ever in Olympic team sports.
Vin Lananna, President of TrackTown USA, has denied that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was presented with a “now or never” deal before awarding Eugene the 2021 World Championships in April last year without the city having to go through a bidding process.
Abeba Aregawi, Sweden’s former world 1500 metres champion, has tested positive for a banned substance.
Installation of the Mondo athletics track in the Rio 2016 Olympic Stadium has been delayed by at least a month following local hold-ups in preparation and unusually bad weather.
Kim Collins, the 39-year-old former world 100 metres champion from St Kitts and Nevis snubbed by his national team after being dropped before his first race at the London 2012, is targeting an Olympic return at Rio 2016.
Genzebe Dibaba produced a stupendous breakthrough in the women’s mile here tonight as she clocked 4 min 13.31 sec to smash the 26-year-old record of 4:17.14 set by Romania’s Doina Melinte and finish less than a second away from the outdoor world mile record of 4:12.56 set by Russia’s Svetlana Masterkova in 1996.