IAAF chief Diack happy with West Ham Stadium solution

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

August 30 -Sebastian Coe’s successful long-running battle to ensure that whoever takes over the Olympic Stadium after London 2012 retains the athletics track has been hailed by Lamine Diack, the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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Mihir Bose: England still searching for winning team to bring home 2018 World Cup

Mihir Bose

Just over ten years ago, after a visit to Downing Street of a FIFA delegation not very dissimilar to the one last Monday, Tony Banks, then the Prime Minister’s special envoy to the 2006 World Cup bid, made one of his exuberant comments.

“You know,” he said, “this visit proves that England is the only country that can defeat South Africa for the 2006 World Cup, Germany is out of it. I am now so close to these FIFA members I feel they are joined to the hip to me.”

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