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About Tom Hollingworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a former deputy sports editor of the Daily Express. For many years he worked in a sports agency, representing mainly football players and motor racing drivers. Tom holds a private pilot’s licence and flying is his principal recreation. More Posts

Drugs and sport

Report as appears today upon the website of – THE [...]

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Video evidence

I will not presume the same degree of rugby knowledge as Sandra and Derek but I did watch England beat Wales. To me it was an exciting but scrappy match and did not convince of England’s credentials to prosper in the World Cup next year. I would like to return to topic which I have covered, [...]

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

There’s a lot of it about …

Here is a range of noteworthy pieces that have already appeared upon the websites of the British media on what is a crowded sporting weekend:- Jack Austin reporting on the drugs suspension of British sprinter Nigel Levine in – THE INDEPENDENT Before too many rugby fans continue smugly [...]

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Superbowl

When I worked on the sports desk of a national newspaper I was fortunate enough to be allocated gridiron football. This was the era of the San Francisco 49ers with quarterback Joe Montana and wide receiver Jerry Rice in their pomp. It was a good gig, you got to go to the Superbowl with all its [...]

February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here we go again

Although no doubt our many readers who follow sport will already be aware of this breaking media story yesterday, I feel it is my duty to provide a link today to Martha Kelner’s piece on the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s astonishing decision to overturn the life bans imposed upon 28 [...]

February 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Drugs-watch: preparing ourselves to watch another world sporting spectacle

Continuing this organ’s focus upon the problems of drug-use in sport, here are a couple of subjects to remind readers of today:   OLYMPIC GAMES AND RUSSIAN DOPING The Opening Ceremony for this year’s 23rd Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, is scheduled to take place on Friday 9th [...]

January 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

There’s hot air … and hot air

I doubt that there is a sport worth participating in or playing that is without a performance-enhancing drugs problem. When it comes down to competition, huge – in both the prestigious and lucrative sense – prizes, and the ‘drug’ of adulation from millions of fans around the [...]

January 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Putting it in perspective

Our fresh-faced captain Joe Root hailed – but now criticised – by the press seems a forlorn figure both mentally and physically. You can make all the excuses but England were outplayed. Dear old Pargie had followed the Racing Post cricket guru and placed his tenner on a 4-0 win. The [...]

January 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Walter Lindrum/Australia’s greatest sportsman

Many of our 3 million readers may be shocked by my choice and I would wager the Pargie tenner that many would not even have heard of him. If you take as your criterion mastery of your chosen sport then Wally Lindrum beats them all. The Kalgoorlie Cannon so dominated his sport of billiards from 1933 [...]

December 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sport in Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital of Aussie sport and a true sporting city. Much is centred around the MCG complex which has the Rod Laver and Margaret Court tennis arenas too. The G as it is known has superb statues of Australia’s sporting heroes and a museum which I intend to visit at a dull point [...]

December 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

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