Category Archives: Olympics

How big are the Commonwealth Games?

The first tickets for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow go on sale tomorrow and it’s set to be the biggest major sporting event held in this country since the 2012 Olympic Games – and they’re pretty hard to beat. … Continue reading

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Wrestling shouldn’t be at the 2020 Olympics – its day is done

President of the Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), Nenad Lalovic of Serbia, is the key figure pushing for wrestling to remain as a core sport when it comes to the 2020 Olympics and, in a worrying sign for British … Continue reading

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Rory’s (Olympic) Choice: Great Britain, Ireland or just stay at home?

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club (the R&A, to those cool cats that prefer a good abbreviation) have needlessly dredged up a premature argument surrounding Rory McIlroy and his participation at the 2016 Olympic Games – represent Great Britain, Ireland … Continue reading

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Coral Kennerley and Michael Bamsey win shooting medals at AYOF 2013

Shooting often goes unmentioned in the British media and for good reason. Peter Wilson’s Olympic gold was a rare victory for Great Britain in a sport we usually fail to make the finals in. That’s why Team GB’s young shooters … Continue reading

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Results 16/1/2013 – Jack Wilshere ruins Swansea’s dreams

Swansea City may still be in the Capital One Cup semi-final but they were denied the chance to progress in the FA Cup by a late Jack Wilshere strike. Edging towards extra time in the third round replay, Swansea had … Continue reading

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ISSF changes shooting scoring system, Peter Wilson may have missed Olympic gold

Consider me slow to the punch, but I learned today that the ISSF, the governing body for global shooting events, have decided to alter the rules on scoring in finals. Previously, points accumulated in heats were carried through to the … Continue reading

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More free sports in city centres, please

You wouldn’t believe how surprised I was a couple of months ago to find, in the run-up to the Olympic Games, a large number of table tennis tables set up across Sheffield’s city centre. No matter where you’d walk – … 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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