WHEN Edinburgh secured the right to host the 1970 Commonwealth Games, sport in Edinburgh took on a new role and anticipation grew among sportsmen and women about their chance of reaching new levels. The new facilities were purpose-built for sport, and a far cry from the previous need to find a church hall that would allow anyone to play a game of badminton. The only washing facilities at the old Meadowbank Track, at a championship, were two buckets of water in a tent that everyone shared.
A LONG-awaited overhaul of Edinburgh's crumbling athletics stadium is set to be postponed until after the London Olympics and Glasgow's Commonwealth Games, The Scotsman can reveal.
CITY leaders have admitted they have no idea when a new sports stadium at Meadowbank will be built.
MEADOWBANK campaigners have welcomed news that the ageing sports complex is to be used for counting votes in this week's elections.
CRUMBLING Meadowbank Stadium is at risk of being closed down permanently with no money to re-open it, councillors have been warned.
THE cost of keeping Meadowbank Stadium running while the redevelopment of the site is put on hold has dropped by £10 million.
MORE than 80 athletes from Meadowbank Sports Centre piled into a local opticians to raise money for charity.
A CAPITAL MP has warned that downsizing Meadowbank Stadium would be an "appalling blunder".
THE cost of "patching-up" Meadowbank Stadium to keep it running while the controversial redevelopment is put on hold could hit £12 million, it emerged today. Council chiefs have been forced to delay plans to build a new £25m sports centre after it emerged the land being sold to fund the majority of the project will now fetch just £5m, not the expected £17m.
THE controversial redevelopment of Meadowbank Stadium is set to be put on ice indefinitely as a result of the credit crunch.
THE Proclaimers have become the latest celebrities to join the campaign to keep sports facilities at Meadowbank.
CAMPAIGNERS fighting the proposed demolition of Edinburgh's Meadowbank Stadium are to take their fight to Holyrood.
MAJOR events such as the Lady Boys of Bangkok and Taste Edinburgh could be moved away from the Meadows next year in a bid to let the park recover after two years of heavy use and wet weather.
MINISTERS are to be asked to stump up cash for a new cycling facility in Edinburgh to replace the under-threat Meadowbank velodrome.
SPORTS leaders today gave their backing to the idea of building a new velodrome, canoe and judo centre in Leith.
THE project to rebuild Meadowbank Stadium will involve demolition and preparation costs of £3.6 million, the Evening News can reveal.
A STUDENT village with shops and more than 800 homes could have been built at Meadowbank if the original plans to sell all of the site were pursued, it was revealed today.
THE sale of Meadowbank Stadium may be halted by a slump in property prices, it has been reported.