Super Saturday slips further into past while UK Athletics woes continue

Mis-steps and scandals mean London 2012 gold rush served less as a jumping-off point than the start of a drift downwards When Greg Rutherford, Jessica Ennis‑Hill and Mo Farah jumped, soared and sprinted to three Olympic gold medals over 47 stunning minutes in 2012, many hailed it as the start of a new golden age for British athletics. But this week Super Saturday gave way to Troublesome Tuesday, as UK Sport announced an unprecedented review into UK Athletics, saying it had “major concerns” about the organisation. The only surprise was that it took so long. The past two years have been marked by a series of missteps, scandals, subpar performances and a growing sense of drift from many within the sport. Continue reading...