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Britain's last gold medal was a bronze in 1952 in Helsinki
Steve Ovett, Sebastian Coe, Steve Cram - the vanguard of our cream
The Americans sowed the seed, and now they have reaped the whirlwind
The Republic-of-China - back in the Olympic Games for the first time
And Britain defeats the rest of the world to pick up the bronze medal
He's been breaking Olympic records like ninepins
That's the fastest time ever run - but it's not as fast as the world record
I'm absolutely thrilled and over the world about it
He is accelerating all the time. That last lap was run in 64 seconds and the
one before in 62.
Cram nailed his colours to the mast and threw down the Great Pretender
This is a young man who is only 25, and you have to say, her has answered every
question that has ever been asked.
Mary Decker Slaney, the world greatest front runner, I shouldn't be surprised
to see her at the front
A truly international field, no Britons involved.
The American's head are on their chins a little bit at the moment
She hasn't run faster than herself before
Born in America. John returned to his native Japan
Ingrid Kristiansen then has smashed the world record, running the 5000 metres
in 14:58.89. Truly amazing. Incidentally, this is a personal best for Ingrid Kristiansen.
The Kenyans haven't done much in the last two games, in fact they haven't competed
We estimate, and this isn't an estimation, that Greta Waitz is 80 seconds behind
And there's no "I love you" message because Steve Ovett has married
The Games have been decimated. If you take away the Eastern Bloc, you take
away 50% of the medals
And there you see Sebastian Coe preparing for our first look at him
Some names to look forward to - perhaps in the future
He's 31 this year. Last year he was 30
It's a battle with himself and with the ticking finger
of the clock.
The late start is due to the time.
And with alphabetical irony Nigeria follows New Zealand
...and finally she tastes the sweet smell of success
He's running on his nerve ends
Coe has smashed the world record, 1:44.92 seconds has
never been run easier
A very powerful set of lungs, very much hidden by that
chest of his
And the line up for the final of the women's 400 metres
hurdles includes three Russians, two East Germans, a Pole, a Swede and
It's obvious these Russian swimmers are detirmined to
do well on American soil
And the mile once again becomes the focal point where
it's always been