Monthly Archives: September 2011

What Merritt could mean for Team GB

Chuckles were had at LaShawn Merritt’s expense during the World Athletics Championships in Daegu last month, shortly before he bagged a silver medal in the 400m and a gold in the relay. But the outcome of a court case expected … Continue reading

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Road cycling sits uncomfortably with Olympics

With the World Road Cycling Championships taking place in Denmark this week, I was reminded of a comment from former pro Brian Holm, now directeur sportif at British sprinter Mark Cavendish’s HTC-Highroad team. “You can’t compare anything to the World Championships,” … Continue reading

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In Olympic rowing, two goes into four

Whether GB Olympic rower Pete Reed was hungover or not on 4 September, the morning after the World Championship pairs final in Bled, the ache was a familiar one. “My medal didn’t change colour overnight,” he said on Twitter. “I’ll … Continue reading

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What you may have missed in the last 10 years

In setting up my new blog, I’d like to share some links to my work from the last decade. I joined the BBC in 2001, working on cricket – and attending two World Cups – until 2007, and then focusing … Continue reading

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