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NBA : Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics at the O2 – 11th January 2018

The National Basketball Association is returning to The O2. The NBA London Game 2018 will feature the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics playing a regular-season game on Thursday 11 January 2018.

The game will mark the league’s eighth regular-season game in London and the Celtics’ second game in the capital, having played a preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007. The 76ers will be playing their second game in the UK and first game in London, having previously played a preseason game in Manchester against the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2013.

The Philadelphia 76ers’ current roster features 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie First Team members Joel Embiid (Cameroon), who led all rookies in points and rebounds and Dario Šarić (Croatia), who was twice named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month during the 2016-17 season, as well as 2016 and 2017 No. 1 overall draft picks, Ben Simmons (Australia) and Markelle Fultz (U.S.), respectively. The Celtics’ roster currently features two-time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas (U.S.), who last season led the team in scoring with a career-high 28.9 points per game, 2017 NBA All-Star Gordon Hayward (U.S.) and four-time NBA All-Star Al Horford (Dominican Republic), who last season led the team in rebounds.

In addition to the on-court action, the NBA London Game 2018 will feature a variety of interactive fan activities, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives and Jr. NBA basketball programming that will bring the NBA experience to fans in London.

Tickets go on sale in October 2017.

For more information , visit the O2 website here

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Review : Watching the IAAF World Championships 2017 at the London Stadium – 7th August 2017

Between the 4th and 13th August 2017, London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the location for one of the biggest global sporting events of the year.

The IAAF World Championships London 2017 is the biggest event to be staged at the London Stadium since the 2012 Olympic with 2000 athletes from 200 nations competing across 14 sessions. The London Championships will be the 16th in the event’s 34-year history with the first IAAF World Championships being hosted in Helsinki in 1983.

Despite the massive demand for tickets, it is still possible to attend certain sessions. Most fans arrive at Stratford station and then take a 20 minute walk to the stadium. Near the stadium is Hero Village which is a fan village full of athletic themed activities, events and sponsor displays specially built for the Championships.

You can enjoy the attractions of Hero Village  before you enter the stadium but there is no access after you have entered the stadium. Like many sporting events, there is security and bag checks and there may be queues to enter the stadium depending on what time you arrive.

Once inside the stadium complex, there is plenty of food and drink options to enjoy before and during the action.The event organisers try to create a party atmosphere with music and interviews with leading athletes before the action.

Many sessions start with medal ceremonies from the previous sessions events before the action starts.

Often there are a number of events taking place at the same time such as racing on the track, field events and action in the jumps.

Although the majority of supporters are from the United Kingdom, visitors from around the world arrive at the Championships to support their particular country or favourites.

With nearly 60,000 people in the stadium, it provides a great atmosphere to enjoy the world’s best athletes competing against each other.

For those without tickets, some free events take place outside of the stadium including the marathons which took place on the 6th August and the Race Walks which take place on the Mall on the 13th August.

Video Review available here

For more information or tickets, visit the event website here

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Marathon Day at the Athletic World Championship in London – 6th August 2017

The City of London, Westminster and the Tower of London took centre stage on the day of the Athletic World Championship Marathons.

Whilst most of the events take place at the London Stadium, the marathon’s offer an opportunity for Londoners and visitors to enjoy the event.

A walk around the course illustrates how these events rely on large number of volunteers and considerable organisation.

The start and the finish of the race takes place on Tower Bridge and a large crowd congregated on the Tower of London where a fan zone was set up in the moat in the Tower complex.

The first marathon was the men’s marathon which attracted many of the best marathon runners in the world.

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirui won gold with a time of 2:08.27. Ethiopian Tamirat Tola finished second in 2:09.49, two seconds in front of Tanzania’s Alphonce Simbu.

Video Review available here

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The 2017 Premiership Rugby Fixtures Launch at BT Tower – 7th July 2017

The iconic BT tower in the middle of London was the scene of the 2017 Premiership Rugby Fixtures Launch hosted by BT Sport presenter Ugo Monye.

The 2017-18 Aviva Premiership Rugby season will kick off on Friday 1st September and it promises to be another fascinating campaign as the 12 teams fight for glory.

The first weekend of the season will see Aviva Premiership Rugby Champions Exeter Chiefs begin the defence of their title with a west country derby against Gloucester Rugby, live on BT Sport.

The opening weekend will also see the traditional London Double Header return to Twickenham, with newly-promoted London Irish facing Harlequins, while North London side Saracens take on Northampton Saints.

Saracens announced that this season’s Derby Day fixture against Harlequins will be played at London Stadium on Saturday 24th March.

The game, which is a highlight of the Saracens calendar, will see this season’s London derby played in front of 57,000 fans at the Aviva Premiership fixture to be hosted at the London Stadium.

All the players and coaches present at the launch agreed that the Aviva Premiership will be very competitive this season and would hopefully match the drama and excitement of last season.

For more information about the fixtures and Premiership Rugby , visit their website here

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Premier League Football in London – March 2017

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March sees only a few Premier League matches due to the FA Cup fixtures and the International break. However there is still a number of interesting fixtures involving London clubs.

Chelsea have emerged as real title contenders with Conte’s men impressing with their teamwork and commitment, they are building up a gap against the rest and it seems even a rejuvenated West Ham will not stop Chelsea’s progress.

Tottenham are showing some of their form from last year and Harry Kane has been on fire in front of goal, they will be looking for maximum points from matches against Everton and Southampton to keep the pressure on the top teams.

West Ham United have been improving, but the injury worries around Andy Carroll will cause concern. Games against Chelsea and struggling Champions Leicester City will test the Hammer’s  resolve. 

Crystal Palace have a crucial match with fellow strugglers Watford who start the month with a difficult game against Southampton.

 

Saturday 4th March 2017

Watford V Southampton

 

Sunday 5th March 2017

Tottenham Hotspur V Everton

 

Monday 6th March 2017

West Ham United V Chelsea

 

Saturday 18th March 2017

Crystal Palace V Watford

West Ham United V Leicester City

 

Sunday 19th March 2017

Tottenham Hotspur V Southampton

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England v Lithuania at Wembley Stadium – 26th March 2017

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England take on Lithuania in their first home fixture of 2017 as the Three Lions continue their campaign to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Whilst England are unbeaten and sit on top of the qualifying table, they have failed to impress since Gareth Southgate took over the job as England manager. He will hope to start 2017 with a convincing win over a so far disappointing Lithuania.

With doubts about the form of a number of top England players, it could mean a new set of players are used to help England qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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UEFA Champions League : Arsenal V Bayern Munich – 7th March 2017

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After Arsenal’s disaster in the Allianz Arena when the Gunners were beaten 5-1 by German champions Bayern Munich, it will be probably just pride that will be at stake in the second leg of the Champions League tie.

It is almost certain that Arsenal will now almost certainly go out in the first knockout round for a seventh straight season.

That is not say there is not a lot at stake, the pressure is building on manager Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal hierarchy to prove that they are contenders for the top trophies and not just content to qualify for the later stages.

With Bayern likely to field a weakened team, the Gunners will be looking to regain some pride after the fierce criticism they have had since the first leg.

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