Monthly Archives: August 2012

Allez, not ¡Olé! La Vuelta is good, but not quite right.

Day 3 of the Vuelta a Espana was a mountainous stage and provided perfect ammunition for Team Sky’s Chris Froome, who just managed to finish third as part of his bid to claim the red jersey. Froome remained nestled in … Continue reading

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Results: The Premier League returns, but archery and horses take the spotlight

The English Premier League rumbled on yesterday with the eighth and ninth matches of the season. Manchester City were hoping to begin with the form that granted them a last-minute league win in 2011/2012, whilst Chelsea were aiming to be … Continue reading

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Move over Team GB – it’s England’s turn to underperform

Three days after the closing ceremony of the 30th Summer Olympic Games, I’m sat here watching a particularly dour game of football, the first one at this flat, if you’re interested. It’s England’s first match since they crashed out of … Continue reading

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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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