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Sporting spectacles: Virender Sehwag and other sports people in glasses, Sport

Sporting spectacles: Virender Sehwag and other sports people in glasses

As Virender Sehwag bats in ‘librarian’ glasses, which other sportsmen have excelled in specs?

By | Sport | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 at 4:34 pm

Video: The next Usain Bolt?, Sport

Video: The next Usain Bolt?

Is this Australian boy who can run 100m in 11.72 seconds the world’s fastest 12-year-old?

By | Sport | Friday, 14 December 2012 at 12:00 pm

The secret of East African running success, Olympics

The secret of East African running success

Now that the track events at the London Olympics are in full flow the big question for us sporty types is: how come East Africans dominate middle-distance and distance running?

By | Olympics, Sport | Monday, 6 August 2012 at 1:57 pm

Jessica Ennis, RBS, Track and Field, #everyonelikesitbutme, Notebook

Jessica Ennis, RBS, Track and Field, #everyonelikesitbutme

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Friday, 3 August 2012 at 10:29 am

The Debate: Have Olympic sponsorship regulations gone too far?, Notebook

The Debate: Have Olympic sponsorship regulations gone too far?

While last week’s moans turned to the poor preparations of security contractors G4S, the last four days have seen attention focusing on the restrictions placed on athletes, spectators, businesses, charities, your dinner, your clothes, your girlfriend and your dog over what they can and can’t do in association with the Olympics

By | Notebook, Olympics, Sport | Wednesday, 18 July 2012 at 10:09 am

The history of our Olympic Park, Sport

The history of our Olympic Park

The greatest sporting show in the world comes to London this summer but the site of the 2012 Olympics has a rich sporting heritage dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century, writes Steve Watkins. Eton Manor Boys Club produced several Olympians of its own during a 100 year tenure that lives on today in the local athletics club.

By | Sport | Thursday, 19 April 2012 at 9:34 am

IPC World Athletics Championships: Hard work pays off, Sport

IPC World Athletics Championships: Hard work pays off

Three years of constant training and nine World Records later, I am now a double world champion!  It all seems to have happened so quickly and to be honest, it still hasn’t all sunk in properly; it feels quite like a dream that I really don’t want to end…I feel like my races are still [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 12:33 pm

IPC World Athletics Championships: Ready for the start line, Sport

IPC World Athletics Championships: Ready for the start line

The opening ceremony has now finished, the Championships have begun.
We landed in Christchurch on Tuesday afternoon, setting off in pouring rain and landing in pouring rain. I thought we’d escaped that! Approximately 15 earthquakes later (only two of which I felt, having slept through the bigger one at 5.1 on the scale) here we are, [...]

By | Sport | Saturday, 22 January 2011 at 4:29 pm

IPC World Athletics Championships: Final preparations under way, Sport

IPC World Athletics Championships: Final preparations under way

We’ve been in Auckland (New Zealand) for just under two weeks now in our preparation camp ahead of the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships. This is my first major competition as part of the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic Athletics Team so it seemed a scary experience at first, but [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 3:46 pm

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