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August 09, 2017

‘Athletics chiefs barred their golden boy’s rival from running’

It’s extraordinary how journalists unquestioningly accepted the shock barring of an African gold medal challenger from competing in the 400 metres final at the World Athletics Championships....

Sexy Argentinians and beautiful horses

Lara Platman In the eleventh century, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam used polo as a metaphor for God's dominion over the apparent chaos of life. Today, amidst a country in recession, the World Series returns rather poignantly to the home of British Polo, ...

Is Rome ready to host Champions League final?

Andrea Batatota Should Italy's capital city be allowed to hold the UEFA Champions League final, even though it has had a notorious history of violence and hooliganism? Let's raise some facts before coming to a conclusion.In 2001, 18 Liverpool fans ...

Billionaire Russian's hat-trick of firings hasn't brought soccer success

Paul Stringer After just 25 league games in charge, Luiz Felipe Scolari is yet another manager to face the axe by star British football team Chelsea. Roman Abramovich, billionaire Russian owner of the London club, has managed the feat of firing no less tha ...

Football chiefs in 'gay video' deal

Soccer bosses in Britain have agreed to fund a video featuring high profile premier league players speaking out against homophobia. It is a ground-breaking world first for   sports chiefs.The idea was put to the Football Association, the game's go ...

Black Pride and Sport

Do sports men and women of colour care a hoot about their race? The tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams are proud to be Black and beautiful but there are not many others like them. Former sports magazine editor Marc Wadsworth recalls an historic event 4 ...

We can all celebrate the Jamaican gold rush

Marc WadsworthJamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown hurtling ahead of the rest of the field in a new world-best performance for the year drew a gasp of admiration from the white middle-aged woman standing next to me. We were both watching a plasma-screen t ...

...And what about Jamaica's fabulous golden women?

"Don't forget the outstanding performances of the Jamaican women athletes", a close relative of an international sprinter from the Caribbean island enjoying a gold rush of Olympic medals has urged. In an exclusive interview, the maternal aunt ...

Lightning Bolt is Man of the Olympics

Marc Wadsworth Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt became man of the Beijing Olympics - minutes ago not only adding the 200m gold to the one he won for the 100m but again breaking a world record.He is only the second male competitor in history to hold bot ...

African football academy gets star backing

Chris GaynorArsenal's Ghanaian soccer ace Emmanuel Eboue (pictured left) has given his backing to a new football academy set up by the International Volunteering Organisation Projects Abroad.The Cantonments Football Academy, helps African youngsters p ...

Tennis champion Henin announces shock retirement

The world of tennis has been left reeling after Justine Henin, ranked the women's number one player, announced her retirement with immediate effect.Henin, 25, had recently experienced bad form and pulled out of this week's Rome Masters, citing fati ...

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