News archive from 6 August 2012

Bolt looks close to his best

Seven of the eight qualifiers for Sunday night's 100 metres Olympic final ran under 10 seconds in the semi-finals as defending champion Usain Bolt looked close to his brilliant best once more. Bolt was only the third fastest qualifier overall in 9.87...

Daily Post, 22:00 in Sport
 

Ohuruogu thrills crowd with 400m silver

British athlete Christine Ohuruogu produced a storming finish to claim a silver medal in the defence of her Olympic 400 metres title on home soil in London. Ohuruogu, whose family lives so close to the Olympic site in Stratford that she could walk to...

Daily Post, 22:00 in Sport
 
OHURUOGU THRILLS CROWD WITH 400M SILVER

OHURUOGU THRILLS CROWD WITH 400M SILVER

Ohuruogu, whose family lives so close to the Olympic site in Stratford that she could walk to the stadium, looked out of contention with 120m to go before powering down the home straight in trademark style. American Sanya Richards-Ross took gold in...

 

Bolt proves he is the fastest man on earth again as Jamaican superstar beats rival Blake to 100m gold at...

Usain Bolt has won the gold medal in the men's 100m at the London Olympic Games after winning the final in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record.Bolt's Jamaican training partner and biggest rival, Yohan Blake, claimed the silver medal in 9.75 secs and...

Daily Mail, 22:05 in Sport
 
WILDFIRES RAGE IN SPAIN AND ISLANDS

WILDFIRES RAGE IN SPAIN AND ISLANDS

A 35-year-old man from an army emergency services unit died in a vehicle accident while battling the wildfires in the Extremadura region, and three others were injured. A fourth firefighter had to be treated after inhaling smoke. About 300...

 

Two medals for marvellous Murray

Andy Murray claimed two Olympic medals after a momentous day on Wimbledon's Centre Court. The Scot banished the heartbreaking memories of his Wimbledon final defeat against Roger Federer by beating the Swiss tennis legend on the same court to take the...

 
BOLT STORMS INTO HISTORY BOOKS

BOLT STORMS INTO HISTORY BOOKS

The Jamaican athlete was only fifth quickest out of the blocks but was quickly into his running and stormed to victory in 9.63 seconds, the second quickest in history and an Olympic record. Only Bolt himself has run quicker with his world record of...

 

'Sir Ben' is king of the waves: Ainslie wins fourth gold to become best ever Olympic sailor

Sir Ben Ainslie, as we shall surely come to know him, is now the greatest Olympic sailor in history. But, more than that, he is as bloody-minded a competitor as British sport has ever produced.We know that because if he was anything less, he would not...

Daily Mail, 22:46 in Sport
 

Call for sports funding increase

There needs to be a radical reform of sports policy and a major increase in Government funding to build on the success of Team GB at the London Games, the head of the British Olympic Association has said. Chairman Lord Moynihan, a former sports...

 

Call for sports funding increase

There needs to be a radical reform of sports policy and a major increase in Government funding to build on the success of Team GB at the London Games, the head of the British Olympic Association has said. Chairman Lord Moynihan, a former sports...

 
Matt Prior: We don't have a clue about Kevin Pietersen's future

Matt Prior: We don't have a clue about Kevin Pietersen's future

England's star batsman failed to add to his overnight score of 149 after his astonishing innings on Saturday turned the second Investec Test around before heavy rain made a draw the most likely outcome. Pietersen's future is again in doubt following a...

Metro, 22:49 in Sport
 

OLYMPICS: First class Jessica Ennis gets stamp and gold post box in Sheffield - VIDEO

SHEFFIELD Olympic champ Jessica Ennis has got the stamp of approval from the Royal Mail - and it's first class, writes Graham Walker. A special Royal Mail gold medal stamp - showing her clearing the hurdles - has been issued to celebrate her gold...

 
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Solar Panels are a Great Investment with b-efficient.co.uk offering Market Leading Returns of 10%+

Ofgem have published results that solar panels should still be able to achieve a return on investment of 8%. We have spoken to Bhavin Gulab - MD of B-Efficient who says " We are able to offer market leading return on investment and a low price...

 
Heatwaves are proof of global warming, says Nasa scientist

Heatwaves are proof of global warming, says Nasa scientist

The likelihood of extremely hot summers has increased from one in 300 to about one in ten, according to Prof James Hansen - known as the ‘godfather of global warming'. ‘This is not some scientific theory,' he said. ‘We are now experiencing scientific...

Metro, 22:53 in Hot News
 


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