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A little light relief

“The popularity of sport transcends all barriers. Sport has an amazing power to spontaneously unite people as one in solidarity.” – Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary-General Following the events of recent months Team GB’s outstanding performance so far at the Olympic Games has been a ray of light in what has otherwise been a period … Continue Reading

Justin Rose wins Gold; International Golf Federation breathes a sigh of relief

Yesterday, Great Britain’s Justin Rose won a thrilling finale of the Olympic Games Men’s Golf competition beating Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, the 2016 Open Champion, by 2 shots. In doing so, Rose secured Great Britain’s 12th Gold Medal in Rio. While Rose’s achievement was a personal success and a source of great pride to the Brits; … Continue Reading

The Greatest Olympian ever?

It’s a big question isn’t it? A question that can cause heated debate around the World; one that will necessarily include a discussion of the merits of such athletes as Muhammad Ali (or Cassius Clay as he was called when winning gold in Rome 1960) Jesse Owens, Paavo Nurmi, Mark Spitz, Sir Steve Redgrave, Ole … Continue Reading

Rio 2016: a win for Rugby 7s

Rugby’s history at the Olympic Games 18 May 1924, Colombes Stadium, Paris: in front of 50,000 predominantly French fans, the USA beat France 17-3 to win the gold medal and claim the coveted Olympic Champion title. Fast forward 92 years to Rio 2016 and the American rugby team are still reigning Olympic Champions without their … Continue Reading