Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cycling stars who miss headlines and support

The news story on a Dutch cycling website on Friday could hardly have had a lower profile, and its obscurity grew when I used internet translator Babelfish to turn it into English. β€œAA Drink-Leontien.nl takes over six racers of for … Continue reading

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Exciting trials give few clues on Boat Race potential

Two intense Boat Race trial eights races on the Thames on Tuesday demonstrated the strength in depth of both the Oxford and Cambridge squads this season but gave little clue as to who might win the big race on 7 … Continue reading

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When is a Brit not a Brit?

Spot the difference between these three athletes: Athlete A was born in Sudan but moved to London when his parents were granted political asylum and took up his chosen sport in the UK. Aged 14, he moved to the United … Continue reading

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