This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

BRING ON RIO, PLEASE!

IT’S BEEN AN EVENTFUL YEAR SO FAR AND TIM HUTCHINGS SAYS HE CANNOT WAIT FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO BEGIN

WITH THE athletics in Rio getting underway just 20 days after this weekend’s “Muller Anniversary Games” Diamond League, I’ll be relieved when the first event in Brazil commences. It’s been a summer of distraction, the newswires dominated by negative and awkward issues, of doping, hyperandrogenism, Bolt’s “injuries”, the Zika virus, crime levels in Rio, past IAAF corruption, occasionally Brexit, and … did I mention Russian doping?

After recent events in Nice, everything pales in to relative insignificance of course, but the greatest honour we can each do in respect of the victims is get on with life as usual, to live life to the full. For the intense hatred and resentment that fuels the terrorist outrages, the best counter-activity counter-activity for we masses is to celebrate good health through sport, something that promotes equality, fairness, respect and humility. Being powerless is awful, but we can each do our bit by improving and intensifying what we already do, a kind of “democracy of life”.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Athletics Weekly - 21/07/2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 21/07/2016
$3.99
Or 399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.50 per issue
SAVE
71%
$74.99
Or 7499 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.44 per issue
SAVE
71%
$35.99
Or 3599 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.44 per issue
SAVE
70%
$5.99
Or 599 points

View Issues

About Athletics Weekly

THE BIG INTERVIEW 16 JAMES DASAOLU GB 100m champion hopes his injury woes are behind him as he heads to Rio SPOTLIGHT 24 WHICH UNIVERSITY? International athlete Ross Murray’s tips for athletes choosing their next step in education 30 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 1976 Olympic 1500m finalist Frank Clement NEWS 6 Black embraces huge responsibility 8 GB’s Olympic sprint relay hopes 14 Rooney targets Rio 4x400m gold PERFORMANCE 36 Sports science news 38 Killer Session – David Hemery 40 Products – Backpacks 42 Club Night – Leighton Buzzard AC STATISTICS 20 Mel Watman analyses how the female winners from London 2012 have fared since TALKING POINT 28 Eurosport commentator Tim Hutchings on his latest travels around the athletics world ACTION 44 SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL Top young athletes in action at Ashford 48 EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPS Britain top the table in Georgia with 13 medals, including five golds 52 MONACO DIAMOND LEAGUE Caster Semenya runs 1:55 56 GREAT NEWHAM LONDON RUN Thousands of runners enjoy rare chance to run in the former Olympic Stadium 58 INEOS GO RUN FOR FUN World’s biggest children’s fun run RESULTS & FIXTURES 60 Results round-up 72 Müller Anniversary Games preview 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 33 YOUR SAY 34 YOUNG ATHLETE 81 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

Other Articles in this Issue