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Lord Sebastian Coe elected president of IAAF

Lord Sebastian Coe, who grew up in Sheffield, has been elected as the new president of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

The 58-year-old, who went to Tapton Modern Secondary School and ran for Hallamshire Harriers, won gold medals in the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games. He won a majority vote to succeed Lamine Diack and become only the sixth president in the governing body's 103 year history.


Comeback feels 'amazing' with 'son watching', says Jess

Jessica Ennis-Hill will continue her comeback this weekend after having her son Reggie.

Sheffield's golden girl will compete in the long jump and javelin in Loughborough as her return to competitive action gathers pace.

Jess was in Manchester on Saturday for the City Games, competing in the 100m hurdles, in which she came third.


Ennis-Hill committed to return to athletics

Sheffield's Olympic gold medallist, Jessica Ennis-Hill, says she is 100% committed to returning to athletics, following the birth of her baby.

The heptathlete was at Hampden Park in Glasgow today, which has been converted to host part of the Commonwealth games this year.

27 year-old Jess, who is an ambassador to the Games, won't compete as she is due to give birth this summer - but says she is but is determined to represent Team GB in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Five picked for World Athletics Championships

Jess Ennis-Hill: hoping to regain World title. Credit: PA

Five of the region's athletes have been picked in the Great Britain squad for the World Championships in Moscow next month. Olympic Gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill from Sheffield will be hoping her recent ankle injury recovers in time for her to regain the World Heptathlon title.

Annabelle Lewis: Picked for sprint relay Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Laura Weightman - a student at Leeds Met University - will run the 1500m, Susan Partridge, a member of Leeds AC, will compete in the marathon, and Hull sprinter Annabelle Lewis is in the 100 metre relay squad. James Wilkinson from Leeds will take on the 3000 metres Steeplechase.

James Wilkinson (right): Selected for the 3000m Steeplechase Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Jess pulls out of Oslo meeting

Jess Ennis... Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sheffield's Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has pulled out of this Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Oslo as she continues her recovery from an Achilles injury.

The 27-year-old pulled out of Saturday's Women's Athletic League Meeting in Edinburgh on the advice of the UKA medical team but she had been scheduled to compete in the Norwegian capital.

A statement released by her manager revealed Ennis-Hill's foot has been responding well to treatment but she has been advised to rest it further rather than risk aggravating it with only two months to go until the World Championships in Moscow.

Work starts on athletics stadium for Grimsby

Work has started on an athletics stadium for Grimsby after North East Lincolnshire Council secured £150,000 of Olympic legacy funding from Sport England.

The work is expected to be completed early next year and will see a new hammer cage installed, a refurbished shot putt area, a new judging stand together with the relocation of other facilities allowing the site to be used more efficiently.

There will also be improved track lighting allowing all year training and the pole vault will be moved to improve the size of the football pitch. The site’s indoor facilities will receive a new heating system and the changing rooms will benefit from new showers as well as a general face-lift.

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