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The glorious uncertainties of sport and business

One of the developing themes in our coverage human activities is the extent to which the popularity of different elite sports affects their participants’ careers, short or long, and either boosts or hinders their projected future development. Not to place too fine a point upon it, many of the [...]

February 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

Another Moses who came down from the mountain …

Ed Moses, now 64, is indisputably one of the all-time greats of track and field – and also one of my favourite sporting heroes partly because of his extraordinary achievements and partly because of his physique and personality. A quite different character to Muhammad Ali, perhaps the all-time [...]

February 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

Of mice and supermen

As we enter the full-on festive season bombarded in the media by informed choices of 2019’s highlights in every walk of life and salutes to those high-achieving or notable individuals “who left us” during the past twelve months, today I wanted to pen few words upon one of the latter. Reading [...]

December 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

The 1964 Tokyo Olympiad

With the Olympics in Tokyo next year, there was much discussion in the party on the 1964 Olympiad there. We Brits produced 4 gold winners (Lynn “The Leap” Davies, Ken Matthews the marathon walker, Ann Packer in the 800m and Mary Rand in athletics and long jump. I argued the case that Mary Rand [...]

November 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

Thoughts coming into this sporting weekend

RUGBY WORLD CUP As Japan braces itself for super-typhoon Hagabis and sympathy undoubtedly ought to be extended to everyone affected by its arrival including those fans who have travelled half way around the world and booked hotels and tickets for matches which now will not take place, plus those [...]

October 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Vindication

In a recent article I criticised the World Athletic Championships. Since that time, Lord Coe lambasted Gabby Logan for her interview with a high-ranking official and generally being negative about the staging of the games. After that Alberto Salazar – a good friend of Coe – the coach of [...]

October 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

A “Doh!” moment in Doha

Sharp-eyed Rusters may have noticed our ‘non-coverage’ of the World Athletics Championships currently taking place in Doha, Qatar, over the past few days. No disrespect intended to those dedicated and hard-working individuals who devote themselves to participating in track & field – [...]

October 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sports-watch update

Spotted overnight on the worldwide media, here are some reports and articles that might be of interest to our sport-loving readers:- TRANSGENDER ATHLETES Such are the complexity and variety of the issues surrounding transgender athletes – I need only reference the competing and/or contradictory [...]

July 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

Just saying …

Overnight came there further instances of drugs use in sport, see here: Gotta be slightly careful here because there are protocols and procedures relating to ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples involved (the latter needing to be checked in order to confirm the results of the former, or indeed not) and the [...]

July 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

In the cause of equality

Please pardon me for tapping this out – and if I confess at the outset to being an old-fashioned out of touch dinosaur I’m sure Rusters won’t be surprised – but, as someone who believes that human beings are basically born male or female, I’m quietly content with the outcome of the Court [...]

May 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

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