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Squash a 2020 Olympic Sport? : IOC Decision this Sunday 8th Sept., Olympics

Squash a 2020 Olympic Sport? : IOC Decision this Sunday 8th Sept.

As a retired professional squash player myself, I have had countless conversations with friends and acquaintances who argue with me that Squash is already an Olympic sport, surely, I mean, why wouldn’t it be? They almost don’t believe me when I say that it is not yet an Olympic sport. It’s frustrating on many levels for all of us, passionate and convinced of its validity.

By | Olympics, Sport | Saturday, 7 September 2013 at 5:22 pm

Why one year on from the Paralympic Games I will travel the length of the UK in my wheelchair, Olympics

Why one year on from the Paralympic Games I will travel the length of the UK in my wheelchair

Looking ahead to next week, I’ll admit to feeling a mixture of enthusiasm and anxiety.

By | Olympics, Sport | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 at 5:40 pm

The Ballad Of Paul Tierney, Football

The Ballad Of Paul Tierney

Poignant tribute song reminds us of the beautiful game’s fickle nature… and puts superstar tantrums into perspective.

By | Football, Olympics, Sport | Thursday, 8 August 2013 at 5:00 am

A year on from the 2012 Olympics, a return to London and a return of the nerves, but for very different reasons, Olympics

A year on from the 2012 Olympics, a return to London and a return of the nerves, but for very different reasons

A year on from the Olympics, Team GB athlete Peter Bakare returns to London to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace…
I’m hyped, I’m excited and I’m in my Team GB gear. The national anthem is being played and I have my team mates around me, what more can you expect from normal game day [...]

By | Olympics, Sport | Wednesday, 5 June 2013 at 4:20 pm

Anthony Knockaert and other examples of sporting justice, Football

Anthony Knockaert and other examples of sporting justice

Anthony Knockaert’s dive in the box, followed by his penalty miss and Watford’s late winner, smacked of a beautiful natural justice.

By | Football, Olympics, Sport | Monday, 13 May 2013 at 4:32 pm

Oscar Pistorius and other fallen idols in the world of sport, Olympics

Oscar Pistorius and other fallen idols in the world of sport

Following the tragedy at Oscar Pistorius’s house, which other sports stars have fallen from grace?

By | Olympics, Sport | Friday, 15 February 2013 at 5:01 pm

Video: Inspiring armless boy’s Olympic dreams, Olympics

Video: Inspiring armless boy’s Olympic dreams

A boy from Afghanistan born without arms has revealed his desire to one day compete in the Olympics.

By | Olympics, Sport | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 3:33 pm

Paralympics: Some are only watching to get the gory details of how athletes acquired their impairments, Notebook

Paralympics: Some are only watching to get the gory details of how athletes acquired their impairments

It finally happened about two seconds into the opening ceremony intro show. I’d been feeling iffy for a few days but Jon Snow finally made the inevitable happen: Abuse of the word “inspirational” triggered my gag reflex.

By | Notebook, Olympics, Opinion | Friday, 31 August 2012 at 11:13 am

Controversial #Paralympics tweets: Crossing the line or just a bit of fun?, Notebook

Controversial #Paralympics tweets: Crossing the line or just a bit of fun?

As controversial stand-up comic Frankie Boyle is slammed for his tweets sent during the Paralympics opening ceremony, we take a look at some of the other tweets about the event, that cut a little too close to the bone.

By | Notebook, Olympics | Thursday, 30 August 2012 at 4:34 pm

How we’re hoping to help inspire a generation at the Paralympics, Notebook

How we’re hoping to help inspire a generation at the Paralympics

If the Olympics were designed to inspire a generation of athletic heroes, then the Paralympics could achieve something equally profound.

By | Notebook, Olympics, Sport | Thursday, 30 August 2012 at 2:00 am

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