BRITISH athletics will this weekend celebrate the life of The Sun’s much-loved sports reporter Vikki Orvice.
Vikki, our athletics correspondent, passed away yesterday at the age of 56 following a long battle with cancer.
The sport will honour Vikki’s energy and drive with a minute’s applause at the British Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Saturday’s meeting will be paused at 4.30pm and a dedication to Vikki will be read out.
Athletics as a whole was keen to pay its respects to a journalist who ensured the sport stayed high on the agenda.
A picture slideshow will also be shown of Vikki working at various meets.
Vikki’s passing was met with a wave of tributes from athletics greats such as Lord Coe, Paula Radcliffe and Dames Jessica Ennis-Hill and Kelly Holmes.
Liz Birchall, head of communications at British Athletics, said: “Vikki was a much admired and loved member of the press tribune in athletics.
“She was an ever-present at major championships across the globe and her warm wit and love of sport will be missed greatly.
“Athletes came to know her so well and she was a brilliant journalist, professional in every sense.
“We’ve lost an athletics writer but, more importantly, the sport she covered has lost a very good friend.”
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