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The Trouble With Despotism, Eagle Eye

The Trouble With Despotism

I’ve already written about the battle for gay rights gearing up to happen at the Sochi Olympics, and it’s right this should be our primary focus. LGBT Russians are in trouble and need our support. Vladimir Putin, I argued, has inadvertently given the world a perfect opportunity to do so.
It now looks as though this [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 5 February 2014 at 3:28 pm

Putin and the Law of Unintended Consequences, Eagle Eye

Putin and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Despotism is harder than it looks.
While dictators needn’t trouble themselves with public opinion, they’re still obliged to keep up some sort of false front in order to keep the whole show on the road. A regime like Iran’s, for example, is only saved from total international pariah status by its ability to depict itself as [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 24 January 2014 at 1:45 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

The Olympic effect on property prices, Property

The Olympic effect on property prices

Plus parking space prices, dream home must have, and first time buyer figures

By | Property | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 at 12:11 pm

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

Going to the gym: It’s essentially the Freemasons but with Lucozade, Notebook

Going to the gym: It’s essentially the Freemasons but with Lucozade

After Britain’s resounding success at the Summer Olympics, commentators confidently predicted a huge surge in sports participation in the UK. It seems this might have been a bit premature.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 at 2:55 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

From London to Rio with Adam Deacon, TriN3rgy and somewhereto_, Notebook

From London to Rio with Adam Deacon, TriN3rgy and somewhereto_

Dwain Lucktung is a content and community manager for somewhereto_ and Livity. He is also an editor, journalist and mentor. In his own words he talks about his journey from London to Rio to shoot ‘tRio’ – a short film for somewhereto_ with actor and director Adam Deacon and talented young dance crew TriN3rgy.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 December 2012 at 4:00 am

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

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