Billy Mills

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A general view inside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo as Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic cauldron at the end of the opening ceremony. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Some Olympic Stadiums strike you first with their sense of place and history. No matter how much you’ve read or heard about it, nothing can fully prep(...)

 The Irish team, led by flag bearer and hammer thrower John Lawlor, enter the National Stadium at the opening ceremony of the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

Sayonara – only instead of the farewell blessing to what should have been the end of 2020 Tokyo Olympics this weekend, it is the wishful thinking that(...)

Harold Abrahams wins the 100 yards at the 1924 AAA Championships at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

The beach running scene is still acted out along the Old Course at St Andrews and so too is the Trinity Great Court run at Cambridge. The soundtrack i(...)

Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia and Jim Hogan of Ireland compete in the Men’s Marathon during the Tokyo Olympics on October 21, 1964. Photograph: The Asahi Sshimbun via Getty Images

October 21st, 1964 He remembers the marathon starting sometime around the middle of the day. It was warm alright, humid and cloudy. But it wasn’t too(...)