Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

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2002 JULY 31: Sprinter Darren Campbell brings the baton home as England take gold in the 4 x 100m relay at the Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Campbell, born in Moss Side, ran the anchor leg for the home team just beating Asafa Powell of Jamaica in a photo finish.

His fellow runners in the quartet were Jason Gardener, Marlon Devonish and Allyn Condon.

Two years earlier, Campbell had won silver in the 200 metres at the Sydney Olympics.

The Commonwealth Games were a huge success for Manchester, showing the world how much the city had changed since the 1996 bombing.

1970 AUGUST 1: Manchester United striker Denis Law gives a big smile to photographers and fans before the Red Devils' Watney Cup match against Reading at Elm Park.

United won 3-2, then beat Hull in England's first penalty shoot-out after drawing 1-1 after extra time. …

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