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How do you make a sport like korfball popular?

There are Olympic sports and there are minority sports. There are also largely UK-specific sports that don’t translate well across the world. Then there are downright obscure sports. Korfball fits squarely into that latter category but it’s a label it’d … 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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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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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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