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The Athletics Show: Episode 6 - Olympic Review

Released: Thursday 16th August 2012

The second half of the track and field at the London 2012 Olympic Games was stunning. We look back at Mo Farah winning double gold, David Rudisha's 800m world record, Usain Bolt retaining his 200m and Bolt's intention to play for Manchester United. Plus Renaud Lavillenie vaults to an Olympic record and Turkey take the women's 1500m title. 'Track chat' catches up with Team GB Games hero Mo Farah.


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Show Notes

00:00 - INTRO - Welcome to Episode 6 of The Athletics Show.

06:30 - OUT OF THE BLOCKS - Quickfire news

- Farah secures double gold

- Bolt wins the 200m

- Valerie Adams promoted to Gold medal following a postive drug test for Ostapchuk.

- Cows shake in Kenya.

07:24 - INSIDE LANE - Big news this week.

- How did Farah bag the 5000m?

- Bolt runs 19.32 to become a 'legend'.

- Jamaica secure 4x100m relay gold.

- The fastest 800m ever.  David Rudisha rules the world.

-  Lashmanova takes the women's 20km WR and title.

- USA race to a new 4x100m women's WR breaking 27yr old record.

-  Asli Çakir Alptekin leads a Turkish 1-2 in the women's 1500m.

-  Renaud Lavillenie continues pole vault winning streak.

35:00 - HOME STRAIGHT - Event Review

- Samsung Diamond Leagues dominate in Stockholm (17th Aug) and Birmingham (26th Aug)

- Bolt v Rudisha over 400m?

- Will UK:A chief coach Charles van Commenee go?

42:47 - TRACK CHAT

We hear from double Olympic champion Mo Farah.


1 medal in Montreal.

45:30 CLOSE

- Who is the Athletics Weekly cover star?

- That's it for Series 1 of The Athletics Show.  Keep an eye out for Series 2 in the future.

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