Dublin News

Dublin marathon fourth largest in Europe

Record numbers for upcoming Dublin marathon. This October's Dublin Marathon has already reached its capacity of 19,500 runners, making it now the fourth largest marathon in Europe. The record fi...
Dublin News

Urban beach for south Dublin suburb

Dún Laoghaire project will include swimming pool with heated sea-water A €2.5 million “urban beach” and floating outdoor swimming pool at the harbour in the south Dublin sub...
Berlin News

Berlin’s 40th marathon lines up

Berlin Marathon, which is reputed to be one of the fastest in the world, takes place on 29 September this year with about 40,000 runners from 120 countries, helped along by 5,000 volunteers. It is...
Madrid News

Madrid mayor rules out another Olympic bid

After the disappointment of losing the Olympic Games for the third time the mayor of Madrid has advised against a fourth bid. Ana Botella, who has been mayor since 2011, has said that she thinks Madri...
Madrid News

Madrid countdown to Olympics announcement

Spain's capital will hear on 7 September whether or not it has been successful in its third attempt to host the Olympic Games. It is competing against Istanbul and Tokyo for the 2020 Games and hope...
Madrid News

Madrid hopes for 2020 Olympics

Madrid lined up support for its 2020 Olympic bid with an evening of sporting events on 23 June against a background of continuing protests in Brazil about the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 201...
Madrid News

Mutua Madrid Open gives up blue clay

The Mutua Madrid Open tennis championships will be played in the capital city from 3-12 May. Both Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be defending last year’s titles. The championships for...
Madrid News

Madrid tightens security for marathon

Security is to be tightened for the marathon in Madrid on 28 April after the bombing attacks at the Boston marathon on 15 April. There will also be a tribute to the three people killed and 183 injured...
Dublin News

Free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains

 Up to four free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains are provided each month by The Dublin Mountains Partnership (DMP), an umbrella group comprising local county councils and national forestry a...
Dublin News

Run Dublin @ Night

The Samsung Run Dublin @ Night returns to the streets of Dublin for the second consecutive year, at 21.00 on Sunday 28 April. The annual 10-km run is organised by Dublin City Council and sponsored by...
Brussels News

Brussels marathon 2012

Brussels marathon begins at 09.00 on Sunday 7 October. The start is at the Parc du Cinquantenaire with the finish at Grand Place in the centre of the city. There will also be a half marathon, a mini m...
London News

Paralympics cauldron lit in London

A celebration cauldron was lit in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square on 24 August to mark London’s start to the Paralympic Games that open on 29 August. Four flames ignited in...
London News

London Olympics opening ceremony still a secret

Details of the opening ceremony for London’s Olympic Games on Friday 27 July are still secret even though there have now been two rehearsals for a specially invited public. Footage has been l...
Oxford News

Oxford to celebrate Olympic flame

Oxford is to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic flame in the city on 9-10 July. It will pass through Blackbird Leys, Cowley Road and St Clement’s areas in the east, south and centre of the...
Paris News

Paris to London by bike

A new cycle path links Paris and London just in time for the start of the Olympic Games at the end of July. The path begins at Notre Dame and ends on Westminster Bridge. There are two possible rout...
London News

London Olympics tickets on general sale

Some 500,000 tickets for the London Olympics were released for general sale at 11.00 on 23 May. There are a few £20 tickets left for sports such as volleyball, table tennis, weightlifting, bo...
Jersey News

Jersey to welcome Olympic flame

Jersey will welcome the Olympic flame on 15 July when a team of 16 will carry the torch along the south coast of the largest Channel Islands. It will arrive at the airport on a specially equipped...
Oxford News

The Olympic flame in Oxford

The Olympic flame will pass through Oxford on 9 July evening on its way to the Olympic Stadium in London for the opening of the Games on 27 July. Oxford, the birthplace of the famous English athlet...
London News

London’s mayor launches 2013 cycle festival

The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has called for a world-class cycling festival to be held in London during August 2013. Johnson hopes that the two-day event will attract about 200,000 people to the...
Oxford News

Free sports scheme rolled out for Oxford children

Oxford city council has made after-school sports activities available free to all children in the city aged eight to 18 years under its StreetSports programme. StreetSports will now offer a range...