Monthly Archives: August 2012

Modern pentathlon? Let’s have a modern decathlon!

Mixed results aside, the triathlon was a fantastic watch over the last week. It truly is an ultimate sport of endurance and skill, combining the ability to swim, cycle and run over 26km. It’d be the one Olympic sport I’d … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Olympics Q&A with Rachel Malyon!

Today, I’ve got something a little different for you all. As the Olympics begin to draw to a close, I asked Rachel Malyon, my wonderful partner, to do a little Q&A on the Games so far. She obliged, so here’s … Continue reading

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Amateur boxing trumps the professional pantomime

Boxing has become a sport that many, including myself, have come to hate. What was supposed to be a gentlemanly activity (for men and women) was reduced to a pale imitation of itself over the course of the last year. … Continue reading

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Is tennis an “Olympic” sport?

I flicked onto the men’s singles tennis final today and I could not believe what I was seeing. Roger Federer was losing, and losing badly. Think back just one month ago to the Wimbledon final, one of the four (five, … Continue reading

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British bicycle wheels may as well be painted gold

I’ve never wanted to get out and ride a bike more than I have over the last two months. I used to have a mountain bike, for some reason, and I completely neglected it when I was younger. Preferring to … Continue reading

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Fifth in the medal table, Team GB have one of their greatest days

Despite the slow start, Team GB’s Olympic campaign really kicked into life today with three gold and three silver medals on the sixth full day of the Games. My high enthusiasm for our home Olympics has never been a secret, … Continue reading

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