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Ilford AC athletes are still trying to find track races before winter sets in with a number of runners taking part in different events.

With some covid restrictions being slightly lifted a few Ilford AC members have finally managed to get in a few races.

Phil Norman and Daniel Rowden produced a golden double for Woodford Green on day two of the British Championships in Manchester on Sunday.

This weekend will see the new Women’s Super League season kick off with Aston Villa taking on Manchester City opening the new 2020-21 campaign on Saturday before the likes of Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham start the following day.

Old Loughtonians Hockey Club, who are entering their 100th competitive season, have appointed Lee Ible as the men’s 1st XI National League coach following an extensive recruitment process.

Five-time winner Ronnie O’Sullivan blew a huge sigh of relief after overturning a 7-2 deficit to prevail against old rival Mark Williams and book a place in the [eurosport.co.uk/snooker] World Championship semi-finals.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is sweating the small stuff at a sweltering Crucible and a change in chalk has helped him hack the heat of the World Championships.

Ronnie O’Sullivan says he and Ding Junhui have struck the perfect life balance and the Chinese player is ‘driving his own’ car ahead of their World Snooker Championship clash.

Ilford Athletics Club’s 5k Championships were able to take place this year with careful planning, stringent risk assessments and a slight change of format due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Snooker king Ronnie O’Sullivan says he’s learned to deal with pressure like Prince William – but wants to run away from it all like Prince Harry!

Ronnie O’Sullivan reckons the UK’s way of life needs to be more attuned to that of Germany and Austria.

Ronnie O’Sullivan banished any fears behind closed doors snooker would hamper his performance as he stormed into an 8-1 lead against Thepchaiya Un-Nooh at the World Championships.

Local amateur boxing clubs in London have had their share of success in the ABA Senior/Elite Championships over the past 70 years or so.

Britain is blessed, at present, in terms of current world heavyweight champions with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury holding a plethora of titles between them.

As we approach what would have been the 2020 Tokyo Olympics we have on record but three boxers who have won three gold medals at previous Games.

In the history of the modern era Olympic Games, summer and winter, three tournaments have failed to go ahead as casualties of war.

Revolutionary technology is set to transform the world of snooker as the professional sport comes to terms with the after-effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The match schedule for the men’s and women’s hockey competitions at the delayed 2021 Tokyo Olympics have been revealed.

Everyone is familiar with the phrase “it was a very long time coming” and that was certainly the case with the decision to eventually enable women to box under amateur rules in this country.

London Lions have announced a two-year contract extension for two-time BBL MVP Justin Robinson ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Golf, like most sports, has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic this year.

Those involved in boxing across London are being invited to take part in one of three KO Racism online workshops, which will be staged later this month and in August.

After a wait of more than six months, Great Britain’s men’s and women’s teams will return to playing international fixtures in October.

Ilford AC members took part in the virtual Essex 6-12 stage relays against some of the best runners in the county.

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.

Boxing is back, after a lockdown lasting longer than expected, with some exciting championship clashes at the BT Studios in east London on Friday.

British Olympic and Paralympic sports governing bodies have been given assurances over their short and longer-term financial future.

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.

Like with many aspects of our society, the world of sport has historically assumed a ‘male default’.

Sir Mo Farah will be making an ambitious attempt to smash the men’s world one-hour record in his long-awaited track return at the AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League event on September 4.

Old Loughts Hockey Club has announced Miranda Baldwin as the new head coach of their women’s first team ahead of the 2020-21 season.

The all-British showdown between unbeaten heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce has been rearranged for October 24 at the London O2 Arena.

Britain has had some great world middleweight champions over the past 70 years or so, with the likes of Randoph Turpin, Terry Downes, Alan Minter, Chris Pyatt, Jason Matthews, Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Billy Joe Saunders.

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.

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

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.

The 1992 Barcelona Olympics saw 336 boxers from 78 counties battling it out for glory – figures that were a concern to the IOC.

For the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the super-heavyweight category was introduced for boxers weighing in excess of 91kgs (200 pounds).

British boxing could return behind closed doors on July 10 after promoter Frank Warren announced plans to hold the first of a series of events at the BT Sport Studio.

It will be “extremely difficult” to hold the London Marathon this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the founder of the Great North Run Brendan Foster has said.

There are plenty of male boxers who have landed silver medals in the boxing ring since the summer Games in London 1948 but could they have turned it into gold?

Dubious points decisions affecting the amateur ring careers of many Olympic hopefuls are, and sadly, really too numerous to categorise effectively.

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.

Roll on Royal Ascot!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

With Newmarket having staged the Guineas Festival at the weekend, all eyes now turn to Royal Ascot next Tuesday (June 16).

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have reached an agreement to fight twice with the first bout to be held next year, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

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