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As a journalist I was fortunate to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games in a working capacity during a never-to-be-forgotten 19-day period eight years ago.

Following a £7million investment towards preparing the country’s football pitches, the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England, are making a further £2.19million available through their Football Foundation to help clubs return to football.

London’s gymnastics community is set to receive support from British Gymnastics, with the governing body announcing a number of significant measures to support delivery providers, participants and the wider community to return to the sport safely and with confidence.

The Essex’s Girls Regional Talent Club (RTC) has given an update about plans to prepare for the new campaign, confirming that existing players within the programme will be invited back to participate when football resumes for the 2020/21 season.

Ilford’s Terry Alder is one of four dedicated Essex volunteers to have been named as local recipients of the FA’s 50-year award for decades of selfless dedication to grassroots football.

Football pitches across Essex are set to be enhanced thanks to £349,350 worth of investment from a new Pitch Preparation Fund scheme set up by the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation.

Matchroom Boxing have announced the full schedule for Fight Camp – an unrivalled summer of elite boxing based at the Matchroom HQ in Brentwood, Essex starting on August 1.

Football is back – and so is the iconic Prostate Cancer UK ‘Man of Men’ pin badge.

Parents are being offered an online ‘sports day at home’ pack thanks to a leading housebuilder’s partnership with Team GB.

Amara Carr, Naomi Dattani and Cordelia Griffith have been awarded professional playing contracts with the London and East regional hub of the new domestic Women’s structure.

Jeremy Ngakia, Pablo Zabaleta and Carlos Sanchez will all leave West Ham United when their contracts expire on June 30.

Team GB will be celebrating Olympic Day on June 23 over five days by encouraging the nation to get active and by promoting the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect.

West Ham United’s Michail Antonio cannot wait to get back to his day job as the club return to Premier League action against Wolves this weekend, before a midweek trip to Tottenham.

After COVID-19 got the year off to a false start, to say the least, golf lovers finally now have reason to be cheerful, with the reopening of UK clubs and the resumption of some professional events.

With the Euro 2020 Championships due to have been starting today, former England international John Barnes has picked his best XI.

A chance to watch the full 120 minutes of England’s 1966 World Cup final success over West Germany was too good to miss on Sunday.

West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers both took positives from their training match at London Stadium on Wednesday.

With gyms closed and fitness classes cancelled during the coronavirua pandemic, many people have been choosing to use the government’s unlimited exercise time to opt for a daily jog.

Rugby World Cup winner Kyran Bracken says he is keen to see what the future holds for Wanstead, after joining the club’s coaching staff.

Football clubs in Essex are being asked to nominate grassroots legends during Volunteers Week.

The next British Speedway Quiz Night will be proudly supporting the Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund on Friday June 5 (8.30pm).

West Ham United Women are teaming up with domestic abuse charities after a sharp rise in incidents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rounders England has developed a new family-friendly version of the game that can be played in small groups.

A football-loving 10-year-old has captured the nation’s attention during the coronavirus pandemic by raising money for nine charities as she aims to complete one ‘keepie-uppie’ for all of the nation’s 7.1 million key workers, including members of the NHS.

British Rowing, British Cycling and British Athletics are teaming up with Blue Peter to row, cycle and run the distance between the Blue Peter studio in Salford and the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo in just 30 days.

The 2019-20 Premier League season will restart on Wednesday June 17, with Arsenal visiting Manchester City and Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United.

West Ham United’s Pablo Fornals revealed his relief about the return to training at Rush Green as the Premier League looks to restart next month.

All George Duck ever wanted to do as a footballer was play at Wembley Stadium – and he got to fulfil that dream and more with Dagenham in 1980.

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed a further delay to the start of the professional domestic cricket season, with no play before August 1.

Ilford’s Ziana Butt says she is ‘delighted and honoured’ to have been nominated for an Asian Women of Achievement Award.

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