Monthly Archives: July 2012

Japanese gymnasts get their way but a medal’s a medal

It goes to show the level of expectation the British public has when we’re immensely disappointed that our athletes grab a bronze medal, even when a silver was within our grasp. The O2, sorry, the “North Greenwich Arena”, was the … Continue reading

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Results: Archery’s mixed fortunes away from the crowds

If the Olympics ended right now for Team GB’s archery contingent… we’ve had missed out on a medal. Only just, though. Larry Godfrey, Britain’s highest-ranked participant from either sex, finished fourth in the men’s individual ranking round with a 72-arrow … Continue reading

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Football, the mediocre Olympics stop-gap

The wait is over. Today is the day when seven years of preparations are over and the official opening ceremony of the XXX Olympiad begins. The participants are in the Athletes Village, all getting ready for their moment to shine … Continue reading

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Olympics kick off in style as Team GB make me eat my words

It’s time for me to apologise, to retract a previous statement. Ladies football ain’t half bad, to be honest. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games began today, although none of the action was in host city London. Instead, it was spread … Continue reading

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‘Le Gentleman’ brings home the hat-trick for British cycling

France surrendered once again over the last three weeks as British Cycling decided that now was the time to completely take over the sport. We’ve known for some time now that we, as a nation, are pretty darn good on … Continue reading

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Promising, but hardly world-beaters

A resilient, but uncreative, performance was what greeted fans at the Riverside Stadium tonight as the men’s Team GB team were defeated 2-0 by the immense talent of Brazil. In the first full match for the England/Wales partnership, Britain struggled … Continue reading

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Football Special: Team GB warm-ups and the Europa League

I’m sat here watching Team GB’s female footballers take on the might of Sweden and to say I am unimpressed is an understatement. This is the third time I’ve watched the English ladies (who are “Britain” in all but name) … Continue reading

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America invades Britain – kind of

It has come to the time in every 4-year cycle that I pretend to be interested in American sports. There used to be a time when I’d look forward to watching the world’s best baseball sides (ie. Not us) duke … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Olympic sports while you can

It’s a shame that Britain are so dominant in sports we care so little about. BBC Sport today published an article detailing every Olympic sport and which countries are the most likely to succeed in each one. As expected, we … Continue reading

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Football Special: Team GB and the Europa League

It’s only three weeks until the 2012 Olympic Summer Games and the tension is certainly building up on all fronts. The Team GB favourites for a home medal – Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Ben Ainslie, Beth Tweddle, etcetera etcetera – … Continue reading

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