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Another Russian win

"Lord, I don't ask that I should win, but please, please don't let me finish behind Akabusi."

Innocent Egbunike's prayer at the 1988 Olympics

European Teams Championship

The European Team Championship took place in mid June in Cheboksary, 500 miles south west of Moscow. Stuart was there to write for Oxford Mail and Athletics Weekly as well as leading church for some athletes.

Cheboksary is an attractive, modern city


The view from outside the Chuvash Republic Parliament


Team GB


Apparently there is a press conference going on but my view is completely blocked by the TV cameras

Sitting with the UKA Media team


Our view of the action. I have never seen a mixed zone so close to the media seats before. It may working so much easier.

Dasha by the Volga


The event volunteers were amazing. For Dasha (above) and Katya (below), the two media hotel volunteers, nothing could be too much trouble.

Stuart and Katya outside the media hotel

The men's 110 metres hurdles

Russia won the event with GB fifth. The attitude of the locals to the event and the enthusiasm of the spectators was well summed up by Lauren Deadman: “The whole weekend has been amazing, the crowd is amazing and the whole atmosphere brilliant”. The city has really taken to the event and done itself proud.

Athletics Weekly article ( 2400 kbs )

Photos: European Athletics, British Athletics and JSW

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