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The Road to the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc: Sporting heroes, Notebook

The Road to the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc: Sporting heroes

Without wishing to come across as a weirdo stalker, if I could dedicate one room in my house to sporting heroes, I would plaster the walls with posters of John McEnroe, Rafa Nadal, Chrissie Wellington, Marion Jones, Lance Armstrong and Haile Gebrselassie, to name but a few. I have watched them, cried over them, cheered them, and to varying degrees, felt let down by them.

By | Notebook, Sport | Tuesday, 19 February 2013 at 1:46 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

Doping in tennis: Is Andy Murray onto something?, Sport

Doping in tennis: Is Andy Murray onto something?

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.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 14 November 2012 at 4:00 am

Lance Armstrong, Norway, Richard III, Live While We’re Young, Notebook

Lance Armstrong, Norway, Richard III, Live While We’re Young

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Friday, 24 August 2012 at 10:24 am

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