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Rahman defiant as Coe confirms marathon snub

Rahman defiant as Coe confirms marathon snub

The Olympic marathon row entered a new phase this weekend, after it was confirmed that the mayor of Tower Hamlets intends to defy a final ruling by the International Olympic Committee over the controversial relocation of the flagship event away from the East End.…

Marathon lasts a day, Olympics’ community benefit could last a lifetime

Marathon lasts a day, Olympics’ community benefit could last a lifetime

The highly-publicised, day-long celebration of human potential that is the Olympic marathon would have been a gift to the communities of East London, but hardly the gift that keeps on giving – it’s a perfunctory box of chocolates for temporary and forgettable enjoyment.…

Hackney’s over 50s get into the Olympic spirit

Hackney’s over 50s get into the Olympic spirit

Alberto Fitzgerald may never make the podium when the Olympics come to London in 2012, but he will certainly be part of the winning spirit. The 70-year-old from Hackney attended the New Age Games at Kings Hall Leisure Centre yesterday along with over 150 over-fifties.…

Council: Olympics will benefit Hackney locals

Council: Olympics will benefit Hackney locals

Hackney Council held its bi-annual Olympic community meeting last night, during which residents were told, “we are thinking about you” by organisers. The meeting, at Wally Foster community centre, was attended by around two hundred residents, who had come to hear presentations from the London Organising Committee for the Olympic…

“People’s Route” kickstarts Olympic marathon row

“People’s Route” kickstarts Olympic marathon row

New life was breathed into the debate over London’s Olympic marathon route last night as the People’s Route 2012 was officially launched. The campaign was announced at the annual assembly of community organisers, The East London Communities Organisation (TELCO).…

Residents to discuss legacy of 2012 Olympics

Residents to discuss legacy of 2012 Olympics

Hackney’s opportunity to gain a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games will be discussed by Hackney Wick and Kings Park residents next Tuesday.…

Council fight to regain Olympic Marathon

Council fight to regain Olympic Marathon

Residents of Tower Hamlets are ready to take action against the recent decision of the Olympic organizers to exclude their area from the 2012 Olympics Marathon.…

Attacked Millwall fan released from hospital

Attacked Millwall fan released from hospital

A Millwall football fan who was attacked after an away game against Bristol City…

Croydon Athletic boss found dead

Croydon Athletic boss found dead

The chairman of  troubled Croydon Athletic Football Club…

From Hackney to Herne Hill: campaign to save south London’s Olympic velodrome

From Hackney to Herne Hill: campaign to save south London’s Olympic velodrome

Cyclists throughout London, bike shops, families, councillors and the local MP are joining forces to save the Herne Hill Velodrome, one of the best cycling tracks in the UK and the last remaining finals venue from the 1948 Olympic Games.…