While the revelations about doping in cycling are in many cases not new or particularly surprising, the spectacular fall of an athlete previously idolised by so many and the subsequent destruction of his ill-gotten legacy has had a huge impact on cycling and raised wider concerns about drug taking in other sports as well.
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Saturday will be an exciting day. This weekend our country will erupt into a frenzy of colour and song; sometimes profound, often crass. Football will once again reign supreme.
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By Joanne Good and Anna Webb | | Sunday, 12 August 2012 at 4:00 am
As Euro 2012 dominates the media’s sporting agenda, one could assume England’s impending debacle at the competition is soon approaching. As other sports currently lie in the shadows of European football, history was made on 11 June, as Rafael Nadal became the only man ever to win seven French Open titles.
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By Luke Blackall | | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 at 12:13 pm
One-time wild child Tracey Emin’s 48th birthday party might have been a tad more low-key when compared to some of her more boisterous celebrations of yesteryear, but the artist still enjoyed an impressive turnout when she hosted proceedings on the roof of her east London studio. Veteran designer Vivienne Westwood was among those on hand [...]
The ‘Happy Slam’ is known for many things. Its ‘we can do anything’ atmosphere, the genteel patter of play, the thrilling late-night finishes, the sumptuous player’s lounge, the well-stocked media cafe, not to mention the oft-extraordinary tennis.
Tennis events are funny things. There is at least one going on almost every week of the year, in all sorts of far-flung locations, backwaters, and byeways around the world, and, every single one is different.
Boxing, sprinting, kayaking, rock climbing, Olympic lifts and more – all in a Christmas day’s work during the tennis off-season
Gone are the days when tennis players (we’re talking about you, John McEnroe) spent the Christmas break eating turkey with all the trimmings and nursing their sore limbs and tired minds after 40-odd weeks travelling around the world. Oh no. Andre Agassi boosted the off-season training trend in somewhat un-festive fashion – running up hills on Christmas day.
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