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BRING ON THE EUROS

AMSTERDAM or the Netherlands has never previously staged a World or European Championships and you have to go back to the 1928 Olympics for the last major athletics event in the city and country, writes Steve Smythe.

The Games in Rio will of course overshadow whatever happens in Amsterdam, much as Helsinki 2012 was by London that year.

Eilidh Doyle: will run as part of the 4x400m relay squad but not in the individual 400m hurdles event
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THE BIG INTERVIEW 32 JAMES ELLINGTON Sprinter heading to Rio in the 100m reflects on his up-and-down journey to the Games NEWS 44 Britain announces big team for Euros 45 GB team leader has high expectations 46 James Dasaolu on going back to basics 47 Chris Tomlinson bows out of the sport PERFORMANCE 50 Sports science news 52 Athlete Insight – Josephine Moultrie 54 High jump – keeping your head balanced 56 Product reviews – sport sunglasess STATISTICS 36 Form guide ahead of the European Championships – rankings listing those expected to be in Amsterdam TALKING POINT 42 Young athlete Lydia Blythe describes how it felt to compete in her first major championships, the England under-23s ACTION 6 BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS Athletes secure Olympic selection in Birmingham – 24 pages of reports, pictures and results begins here 8 Women’s sprints 10 Women’s middle-distances 12 Women’s hurdles and steeplechase 14 Women’s jumps 16 Women’s throws 20 Men’s sprints 22 Men’s middle-distances 24 Men’s hurdles and steeplechase 26 Men’s jumps 28 Men’s throws 30 Full results RESULTS & FIXTURES 58 Results round-up 74 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 78 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

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NEWS
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BRITISH ATHLETICS’ performance director Neil Black has heaped the pressure
THE WORLD Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the Rio laboratory
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ANDY POZZI says his form so far in 2016 has
EILIDH DOYLE believes she will need to run a big
A DELIGHTED Desiree Henry said she would look to improve
JAMES DASAOLU says a switch back to the basics is
BRITISH long jumping great Chris Tomlinson brought the curtain down
NIAMH EMERSON and Sam Talbot headline a strong British team
OLYMPIAN Myra Nimmo has been announced as the new chair
THE WORLD Masters Athletics biennial Track & Field Championships are
THE INAUGURAL Birmingham International Marathon has been confirmed to take
BRITISH record-holder Dina Asher-Smith and Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead helped
JESSICA ENNIS-HILL is the favourite to retain her Olympic heptathlon
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PLANNING your protein consumption with precision could pay dividends according
ATHLETES who perform loaded half-squat jumps as part of their
THE average Brit has two pairs of trainers, typically spending
PARALYMPIC sprinters wearing left-leg prostheses are slowed significantly more than
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CONSUMING most of your calories in the earlier part of
MY GREAT BRITAIN vest at the Edinburgh Cross Country in
IT IS ALWAYS good for aspiring high jumpers to observe
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STATISTICS
AMSTERDAM or the Netherlands has never previously staged a World
Key: w = wind assisted; A = at high altitude;
TALKING POINT
AGREAT long distance runner once said: “An athlete must run
ACTION
THE BRITISH Championships served up its share of thrills and
FEW athletes looked so happy and relieved to win their
EMOTIONS overcame Dina Asher-Smith after she won the trial race
EMILY DIAMOND was a promising tennis player as a teenager
SHELAYNA OSKAN-CLARKE enjoyed a breakthrough last year when she was
NO ONE could live with Laura Muir’s closing pace as
THE huge success of Scottish athletics over the weekend was
BETHAN DAVIES did not arrive in Birmingham until 3am on
ROSIE CLARKE ran a PB of 9:52.20 to beat favourite
SPRINT hurdles siblings Tiffany Porter and Cindy Ofili won gold
EILIDH DOYLE has matured into one of the most consistent,
Olympic champions led a disappointing list of big names who
UNTIL last weekend, Morgan Lake had endured a frustrating summer
HOLLY BRADSHAW has been to hell and back with injuries
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BIRMINGHAM was a bittersweet experience for Rachel Wallader as she
JADE LALLY won her fifth national title and booked her
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WITH a victory margin of more than six metres, Sophie
JAMES DASAOLU is looking forward to building on his wind-assisted
ADAM GEMILI says he will head into the Olympics aiming
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UNTIL the beginning of last year, Elliot Giles’ PB was
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ROB MULLETT will head to the European Championships seeking a
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FOUR YEARS after winning bronze in London 2012, Robbie Grabarz
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SCOTT LINCOLN believes he can gain the Olympic qualifier despite
NICK PERCY completed a hat-trick of titles on successive weekends,
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RESULTS & FIXTURES
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M35 men: 400: 1 P Davey (Ashf, M40) 55.2; 2
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REGULARS
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