23 Oct Olympics and Paralympics £377m under budget

The cost of the London Olympics and Paralympics will be £377m less than expected, according to the government. The combined budget for the two events was £9.29bn, but the projected cost is £8.92bn. Savings came from a drop in security, transport and construction expenses....

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23 Oct Duo out to extend African dominance at Great South Run

Olympic medallists Tariku Bekele and Abel Kirui aim to continue African dominance at the world’s leading 10-mile running event, the Bupa Great South Run, this Sunday. Ethiopian Bekele, who won 10,000m bronze at this summer’s Olympics, and London 2012 marathon silver medallist Kirui, from Kenya, will...

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23 Oct scottishathletics National Cross Country Relays

The scottishathletics National Cross Country Relays have attracted the largest field of entries for more than 10 years. It is another hugely encouraging sign in an Olympic year which has witnessed increases at various national championships both indoor and outdoor in track and field and in...

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23 Oct Christian Hesch talks about his EPO use

hen we asked you for questions for admitted doper Christian Hesch, we thought we’d get a few emails. We got a lot. And so when The Trailer’s Josh Muxen sat down with Hesch this last Friday, it wasn’t your standard 10-minutes-and-done interview. They talked. Hesch broke...

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23 Oct Irn-Bru firm AG Barr sponsors Glasgow 2014 Games

The firm behind Irn-Bru has been named as the latest sponsor of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Soft drinks company AG Barr will support the event through its brands, including Irn-Bru and Strathmore spring water. It will supply water to the athletes' village, with other drinks...

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23 Oct Frenchman Baala to compete indoors

French middle-distance runner Mehdi Baala put in a surprise appearance at the French Clubs' relays recently after recovering from the plantar fasciitis that ruined his Olympic preparation. In Parilly, just outside Lyon the former European champion helped his club, Lille Metropole Athlétisme, win the 4x800m title....

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