Tag Archives: cycling

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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‘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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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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Murray and Marray march into semis

If you’re not remotely interested in Wimbledon or the Tour de France, the two biggest competitions on offer this week, you might as well skip to the end or turn off. It’s one of those days again! It was the … Continue reading

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