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Christine Ohuruogu launches Hackney athletics facility

Christine Ohuruogu launches Hackney athletics facility

World champion 400m runner Christine Ohuruogu launched the world’s first ever Compact Athletics Facility in Hackney on September 18 with the help of children from Stoke Newington School. The Olympics legacy facility, which includes a sprint straight, a long jump straight and pit, a high jump area, a running trail around the…

Join the crew of Britain’s multi-abled sailing ship

Join the crew of Britain’s multi-abled sailing ship

A ship designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail alongside together as equals will leave on its first ever round-the-world trip in October.…

Now the hype of the Olympics is over, will it leave a lasting legacy?

Now the hype of the Olympics is over, will it leave a lasting legacy?

Now the London Olympics has finished, it is no lie that some people have been converted into Olympic fans. The event has sparked discussion on the positive atmosphere it has created, and how it lifted London from its usual full-time work mode. ELL took to the streets to ask the…

Croydon’s Lawrence Okoye disappointed with discus final

Croydon’s Lawrence Okoye disappointed with discus final

Lawrence Okoye was knocked out of the Olympic discus final on August 7, after finishing in last place. The 20-year-old athlete from Croydon who threw over 65 metres in qualifying, only managed 61.03m in a competition that saw the two-time world champion, Germany’s Robert Harting clinch gold with a winning…

Hackney’s Phillips Idowu fails to qualify for triple jump final

Hackney’s Phillips Idowu fails to qualify for triple jump final

Athlete Phillips Idowu’s Olympic medal dreams were shattered yesterday as he failed to qualify for the final of the triple jump.…

Croydon athlete reaches Olympic discus final with impressive throw

Croydon athlete reaches Olympic discus final with impressive throw

Lawrence Okoye will compete in the Olympic discus final on August 7 after a testing qualifying round in front of 80,000 spectators. The athlete, who hails from Croydon, struggled initially when his first throw landed outside the permitted zone, narrowly missing a photographer.  On Okoye’s second throw he was on target…

A sporting future for Lewisham’s school children

A sporting future for Lewisham’s school children

The sun is shining when Ethan Mayer climbs the podium. Beads of sweat glisten on his forehead and he is short of breath but Ethan still manages to smile at the cheering crowd. Just minutes before, the 10-year-old boy from a school in Lewisham, had put the athletics track on…

Deptford schoolgirl steals the limelight at opening ceremony

Deptford schoolgirl steals the limelight at opening ceremony

A Deptford schoolgirl and pupil at Croydon’s BRIT school has achieved overnight fame after she starred in the internet tribute section of  Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening ceremony extravaganza. Jasmine Breinburg, 18, played the part of a young girl who loses her phone on a night out and is tracked down…

With the Games well underway, what do Londoners think?

With the Games well underway, what do Londoners think?

The opening Olympic ceremony attracted a global audience of one billion, and a staggering 27 million UK viewers. So with the city being so immersed in sport, which Olympic sports are people watching? Are Londoners enjoying the games? And how much time are people spending watching the Olympics?…

Torchbearer Twinelle Hopeson: ”I have played my part in 2012”

Torchbearer Twinelle Hopeson: ”I have played my part in 2012”

I greet Twinelle Hopeson outside the Sutton arena training ground. Twenty-year-old Twinelle was a Lloyds TSB local hero, and her dedication and involvement to her sport and in the community saw her selected to be a torchbearer in Croydon last week.…

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