Monthly Archives: November 2011

Which women would make your SPotY shortlist?

The announcement of the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the year is always met with criticism but this year it seems to have been stronger than ever as there is not a single woman in the shortlisted group … Continue reading

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New date for rowing’s British Championships

The senior element of rowing’s British Championships is to move from its traditional slot at the end of July to October in a plan approved by the British Rowing Council on Saturday. The event has struggled to retain its prestige … Continue reading

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Boat Race in search of new name

The Boat Race challenge only became a public event in the 1970s, when the race was struggling for cash and publicity. Prior to that, as Oxford coach Dan Topolski recalls in his book on the era, rival presidents would swap … Continue reading

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Should football be part of Olympic programme?

While some Welsh people have been debating whether their countrymen should join the Great Britain Olympic football team at London 2012, world champion hurdler Dai Greene addressed a far bigger question. “I don’t think the football team should be there … Continue reading

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Cash makes the difference in Olympic medal tables

A tweet from the Canadian Olympic team on Wednesday highlighted the size of the upper hand that Great Britain will have over their rivals at London 2012. Additional high-performance funding has been allocated to Canada’s athletes, taking the total funding … Continue reading

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Should former dopers be allowed to compete at the Olympics?

The British Olympic Association board meets on Wednesday to discuss whether to ask for independent review of its policy of life bans for those who have failed doping tests in the past. If the rule is overturned, sprinter Dwain Chambers … Continue reading

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How many GB world medallists can secure Olympic podium places?

Great Britain’s Olympians are on course to surpass their medal haul from Beijing and finish fourth in the medal table at London 2012, government funding body UK Sport said on Tuesday. Team GB won 47 medals in China four years … Continue reading

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Women’s sport calls for more support

There were some headline-grabbing statistics on offer when the Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport released a report on commercial investment. Between January 2010 and August 2011, the report says, women’s sport received just 0.5% of all UK sports … Continue reading

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What to watch at the Fours Head

The Head of the River Fours, which takes place on the Thames on Saturday, is the first big event of the 2011/12 rowing season, with many of the Great Britain squad in competitive action for the first time since the … Continue reading

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