On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: I figured he was pretty tired of people congratulating him, so me and Sir Bradley Wiggins just had a chat about the race ahead
Giro d’Italia? What’s that? I hear you say. Well, for anyone who has thumbed past page one in the cycling-for-dummies handbook (no, that does not exist) it is the second most famous race in the world, only beaten by a certain Tour de France.
Given its non-stop fixture list, ever-changing roster of players and overly promoted sponsors, the Indian Premier League can be a little hard to keep track of at times.
With that in mind, The Independent provides you with a team-by-team round up of this week’s action so you know your Sunrisers from your Super Kings and can stay on top of all the action from India.
Here’s all that’s been going on in week three of T20 cricket’s biggest tournament…
Perhaps relegation would not be the worst thing in the world for Palmeiras.
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.
A year ago we were watching parts of the same city which hosted the Olympics going up in flames and wondering which part would be devastated next.
Personally speaking, I’ve never really been very much into sport or athletics, but never before can I recall disabled people getting so much attention from the media
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.
Late last year, I was horrified to read that a conference of sports medicine specialists was calling for PE to become a compulsory subject in schools. Worse, they wanted it to be a tested subject along with English and Maths, at every key stage of education.
Far too many children (and adults) do not get enough exercise to remain healthy. You can see the evidence in every high street and classroom. And the statistics for obesity related illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes are terrifying.
At the height of Olympic fever, it’s all well and good to say that children should be doing more sport and that state schools should add more hours of PE into the curriculum, but I think we are overegging the pudding, here.
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