British athletics to give minute’s applause for SunSport writer Vikki Orvice as tributes pour in

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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.

Sun reporter Vicki Orvice, who has died aged 56, was an ever-present at major athletics events around the world
SunSport reporter Vicki Orvice, who has died aged 56, carried the Olympic flame at London 2012 and was an ever-present at major athletics events around the globe

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.

Vikki beams as she tests the Aquatics Centre pool before London 2012, which was the highlight of her career
Vikki Orvice beams as she tests the Aquatics Centre pool before London 2012, which was the highlight of her illustrious career in journalism
SunSport writer Vikki Orvice was on top of the game in a golden era for British athletics
SunSport writer Vikki Orvice was on top of the game in a golden era for athletics

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.”

London 2012 ace Jessica Ennis-Hill was 'genuinely loved' and will be 'truly missed'
London 2012 ace Jessica Ennis-Hill was ‘genuinely loved’ and will be ‘truly missed’
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British middle-distance legend Mo Farah praised Vikki Orvice as one of the best writers covering athletics
British middle-distance Olympic legend Mo Farah joined the tributes for Vikki Orvice, calling her one of the best writers covering athletics
PA:Press Association

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