Weird scenes, these.
Two hundred metres before the end of Yuliya Stepanova’s 800m heat she heard a tendon in her foot snap. But after all the travails she has suffered since blowing the whistle on doping in Russian athletics she was not about to surrender to a mere injury.
Jo Pavey’s hopes of becoming the first British female track athlete to compete in five Olympic Games were given a dramatic kiss of life on Wednesday night as she cut through the field with a late charge to finish fifth in the 10,000 metres European Championships final in the Olympic Stadium here.
Leeds United have signed Rob Green.
West Ham United enjoyed a fantastic first season under Slaven Bilic but his coach Julian Dicks explains what put a dampener on things.
Great Britain will have a representative in Thursday’s junior quarter-final matches after Gabriella Taylor recorded an impressive 6-1, 6-1 victory over Switzerland’s Rebeka Masarova in their girls’ last-16 contest.
Cristiano Ronaldo believes he can fulfil his dream by inspiring Portugal to a first major trophy after the Real Madrid forward equalled Michel Platini’s goalscoring record in the European Championship finals to knock out Wales.
Colin Montgomerie, who was part of the successful bid to restore golf to the Olympics, has questioned those opting not to appear at this year’s Games in Rio.
As the minutes ticked down at the Stade De Lyon the Wales support took the chance to sing goodbye to this tournament, just as Iceland had in Paris, a beautiful little wake for a few weeks that will live on in a series of glorious moments.