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Double double-Olympic and world champion Mo Farah has identified the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham, ranked as the number one indoor grand prix meeting in the world, as a key event in his bid for global championships medals in 2017. It is a huge year for IAAF events in the UK with the World Para Athletics Championships in July and the IAAF World Championships in August, and a host of world-class events being staged in Birmingham over the coming months.

Brazil will play Colombia in a friendly match at the end of January to help victims of the air crash that killed most of the players, staff and directors of soccer club Chapecoense last week. A Spokesperson has also said that the Brazilian Football Confederation will donate about $ 1.5 million to Chapecoense. Nineteen of Chapecoense's players were killed in the crash just outside Medellin, Colombia, as the Brazilian team headed to the first of two matches against Colombian club Atletico Nacional to determine the champion of the Copa Sudamericana — Latin America's No. 2 club tournament.

Nigeria ended 2016 in celebratory mood after coming out on top in the Africa Women's Cup of Nations final against host nation Cameroon. Playing in front of over 40,000 fans at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaound, the Super Falcons scored late to deny Cameroon a home triumph and extend its dominance of the Women's African Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win in what proved to be a tense final.

He’s Birmingham’s very own version of Usain Bolt – or, at least that’s what he likes to think he is, as Barry Cheema aims to beat the legendary sprint-king’ medal haul next year. Cheema refers to himself as Usingh Bolt when entering any marathon and is now hoping to have won 30 medals by the time he completes the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon. The 40-year-old Walsall man is hoping to run 10 half marathons and 10 10ks in 2017, as part of a fundraising mission for the Stroke Association.

Olympic runner, Laura Muir will look to rewrite the record books when she runs in the 1000m at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham in February. The 23-year-old will try to better Kelly Holmes’ British record of 2:32.96, which was set in Birmingham 13 years ago, and will also have an eye on Maria Mutola’s longstanding world record of 2:30.94.

They are from different worlds, 6,000 miles apart, but US sports legend Tamika Catchings and Cypriot student Eleni Partakki found themselves together on the basketball court celebrating a special moment in time. Laureus Ambassador Tamika is one of the greatest players in WNBA history and was a member of the invincible US women’s Olympic team. Eleni is a participant in PeacePlayers International, a Laureus-supported project which encourages Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot boys and girls to play basketball together.

Britain’s London Olympic high jump medallist Robbie Grabarz believes that 2017 is the biggest year in the history of athletics in Birmingham, with three major events taking place in the city. 2017 will see three major events coming to the city – the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham (18 February) the British Athletics Team Trials (30 June – 2 July) and the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham (20 August) – as part of an incredible period for Birmingham, which will host the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships early the following year.

Beat the Street has created a lasting legacy of physical activity in Birmingham following the establishment of Handsworth’s first ever community cycling club. Launched this month at Handsworth Park, the Handsworth Beat the Street Community Cycling Club will provide residents with the opportunity to build their cycling skills and confidence through community bike rides across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Adventurous UK cyclists are encouraged to get on their bikes and join in the next annual WOW Cyclothon, one of the largest ultra-cycling competitions in the world, taking place under Iceland's iconic midnight sun from 20-23 June 2017. Attracting keen cyclists from around the world looking for exciting new conditions to ride, WOW Cyclothon is the largest and longest road race in Iceland, spanning over 1,358 km, in a total time of less than 84 hours.

Floating 400m over her hometown in a hot-air balloon, champion athlete Glynis Nunn-Cearns could easily see why the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be so successful. The Los Angeles Olympics heptathlon gold medallist, who has lived on the Coast for more than 20 years, was awe-struck by the diversity below as the whispers of a morning breeze gently steered her dawn flight from golden beaches to green hinterland.

With England and the West Indies on the verge of making cricketing history the evolution of the game marks a significant milestone for Edgbaston Stadium its 115-year history as an international venue. In the England & Wales Cricket Board and Warwickshire County Cricket Club announcing that it will host the first ever day/night Investec Test Match, in 2017, it also marks the 50th Test Match to be staged at one of the country’s premier venues.

Christ the King Football Club has seen numerous events organised over the course of this their celebratory 70th Anniversary year, with hundreds of attendees. Starting with a celebratory mass and gathering of past and present players at the start of the year, through a hilariously entertaining evening with two very special guests in former Liverpool legends Robbie Fowler and Jason McAteer, as well as incorporating their highly successful Gala Day children’s football tournament - The culmination of these celebrations being a black-tie Gala Evening, at the Royal Court Hotel, in Coventry.

Halloween is called Día de los Muertos - the Day of the Dead - in Mexico, but on this last occasion it proved to be a moment of fun and hope as new Laureus Academy Member Lennox Lewis launched an initiative to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people in Mexico City. Lewis, the last undisputed world heavyweight champion, was immediately on the front foot revealing how Laureus Sport for Good will support a wide range of organisations using the power of sport to help young people in Mexico.

A delegation from USA Track and Field, the governing body for athletics in the US, visited Birmingham, to discuss the details for a proposed training camp, which would be held in the city in July 2017.They visited various sites across the city, including the Birmingham High Performance Centre and Alexander Stadium, which is where the US athletes would finalise their preparations for next August’s IAAF World Championships in London.

Get into the Christmas spirit by walking, jogging and running around Sandwell Valley dressed up as Santa in December. Registration for Sandwell's second annual Santa Dash on Saturday 10 December at Sandwell Valley is now open. People of all ages dressed up as Santa will walk, jog or run 2km around the country park at the event organised by Mytime Active and supported by Sandwell Leisure Trust and the council.

The Midlands is buzzing with running mania after organisers of the Birmingham International Marathon revealed more than 4,000 people have already signed up for next year’s inaugural event, just two weeks after entries were opened. The marathon takes place on Sunday, October 15, 2017 – the same day as the Great Birmingham Run half marathon – which means more than 25,000 runners are expected to hit the streets of the city for a true festival of running.