Dina Asher-Smith eyes Birmingham double after Team England name 72-strong athletics squad

Dina Asher-Smith eyes Birmingham double after Team England name 72-strong athletics squad for Commonwealth Games… with Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Keely Hodgkinson set to compete on home soil Dina Asher-Smith will lead a strong athletics team at the Commonwealth Games The 26-year-old sprinter has signed to race in the 100 metres and 4x100m relay The team … Read more

Britain’s top Olympians face financial crisis with Tokyo 2020 Games postponed

2020 OLYMPIC GAMES   The 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed until 2021 on March 24 – becoming one of the last major sporting events this summer to fall victim to the coronavirus. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and … Read more

Britain’s top Olympians face financial crisis with Tokyo 2020 Games postponed

2020 OLYMPIC GAMES   The 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed until 2021 on March 24 – becoming one of the last major sporting events this summer to fall victim to the coronavirus. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and … Read more

Athletes accuse Olympic organisers of ‘putting us in danger’

Athletes have accused Olympic organisers of ‘putting us in danger’ by insisting that the Games will go ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak. Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Greece’s Katerina Stefanidi said athletes felt forced to continue training despite the health risks because Olympic chiefs say the Games will still begin on July 24.   World heptathlon champion … Read more