Sport

A Dream Transfer Window

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I remember Freddy Shepherd saying in 1999 that it was “another season wasted” after Newcastle United lost six of their opening seven Premier League games. Ruud Gullit was out, Bobby Robson (not yet Sir) was in and despite the team finishing 11th that term, it turned out to be an exciting season as Robson managed […]

Politics

The Case For Caster Semenya

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is about to make a landmark decision that could have far-reaching implications not only for athletics, not only for sport, but for our society as a whole. The case in question relates to South African 800 metre runner Caster Semenya, and her biological makeup. Semenya has abnormally high […]

Sport

Japan World Cup Could Be Best Ever

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Image courtesy of AFP Rugby over the last decade has largely been like a James Bond film. You know before the time who is going to win, don’t you?  And just like every few years there is a new 007 flick, so too New Zealand’s All Blacks seem to have a different rival every few […]

Sport

Cricket At The Commonwealth Games

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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) would do well to reinstate cricket and I, for one, am not convinced the organisation is the one proving to be the stumbling block.  Firstly it would be good for the Games as well as the sport itself from a growth point of view.  Unlike the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth […]

Sport

My Olympic Games 2012

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My journey to the 2012 Olympic Games began some 18 months before the London spectacle even started.  In late 2010/early 2011 an email went out requesting media members to issue their interest in covering the Olympics.  Naturally everyone at the office responded positively to this email but who would actually go? During my annual performance […]

Sport

My World Cup 2010

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“Big game, big seats.” This will go down as my favourite phrase of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Those words were uttered by my close friend Martin Myers who I had the privilege of attending two world cup matches with; Argentina versus Nigeria in Johannesburg and the Argentines against Germany in Cape Town. Martin’s quote […]