On the day that his own "baby", the Brighton Marathon, became the latest mass event to be cancelled because of coronavirus concerns, Tim Hutchings – who co-founded the race in 2010 – reflected upon the small miracle that is the running of the 40th London Marathon next Sunday (October 4).
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Celebrated film-maker Bud Greenspan’s documentary about the 2000 Olympics in Sydney contains as its centrepiece an account of Monday, September 25, when more than 110,000 spectators - the largest crowd ever to watch track and field at the Games - packed into Stadium Australia to witness an extraordinary sequence of competitions.
If you have, say, $300,000 (£234,000/€253,000) to hand, or its equivalent, and you are a basketball fan, you might want to take a look at what Heritage Auctions, in Dallas, Texas, currently have on offer by way of Michael Jordan memorabilia.
One hundred years ago on Saturday - September 5 1920 - Spain’s new national football team secured the silver medals in the first international tournament they had contested, the Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games.
This summer marked a significant landmark in Olympic history, although one that has gone largely unnoticed. It was the 50th anniversary marking the announcement that a dachshund would be the official mascot of the 1972 Olympics in Munich, the first time that the Games would have such a symbol.
When Andrew Parsons, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President, looked ahead to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics a year ago there was only one item on his list of "issues" – the lack of accessible hotel rooms for disabled people. He was "super-confident" that the Japanese capital would deliver "an incredible Games".
Four years ago tomorrow (August 17), at 6am, a bemused 71-year-old man was woken by a knock on the door of his room in Rio de Janeiro’s Windsor Marapendi Hotel, where he was staying during the 2016 Olympic Games. Upon opening that door he was confronted by a uniformed policeman. Alongside his early morning visitor, amidst a dazzle of lights, were television cameras and journalists documenting what, it soon transpired, was his arrest.
A century ago, the Olympic flag was raised as King Albert of Belgium opened the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp.
Tatyana McFadden is among the athletes featured in Rising Phoenix, a documentary about the Paralympic Movement that will be released by Netflix on August 26. In the film, we see her being introduced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
In 1980, there were two hockey shocks at the Olympics. In February, an unfancied team of American college players beat the Soviets en route to ice hockey gold at the Winter Games in Lake Placid. They called it the 'Miracle on Ice'. Their story inspired a movie. Few could have imagined there would be an even greater sensation on the hockey field that summer in Moscow.
Forty years ago today, the most politically charged Olympics of modern times began when the distinctive chimes of the Kremlin were relayed to the Lenin Stadium by loudspeaker.
How cricket cave-in, Highland Games and drunk high jumper helped Scots host landmark "Friendly Games"
If there was supposed to be an "end of empire" feel about the 1970 British Commonwealth Games, nobody told the newsreel announcer for British Movietone.
Lines are a big deal in sport. Ask any English or West German football fan who watched the 1966 World Cup final.
When the Olympic Games were last held in Tokyo, American multi-millionaire Avery Brundage was President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
These brothers have given more than 120 years service to weightlifting – but there’s plenty more in the Coffas
If you stood one weightlifting Coffa brother on top of the other they might just about stretch beyond three metres, edging marginally higher than the top of the discs when the giant Georgian Lasha Talakhadze makes one of his world record lifts.