It’s interesting to read the opinion of someone who’s there, but I’m not sure there is much more to say about it. The IOC aren’t suddenly going wake up tomorrow and call the whole thing off with a week left.
The Buttoneer, a gadget for fixing loose buttons on clothes with a sort of little plastic stud. Ideal for the inept/lazy/those with a “I’m a bloke so I’m not bloody faffing about with a needle and thread” attitude […]
However, hearty congrats to the Irish duo Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan on their gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls event. Paul in particular looks and sounds like one of the inhabitants of Craggy […]
Rowing. Another posh sport and one that GB is now evidently crap at, after decades of it being the one thing that always guaranteed us a few Olympic medals. We can’t even steer a bloody boat in a straight line […]
The teams were selected by a US style draft selection process that was held about 18 months ago, hence the strange situation of established county players appearing for teams in areas they have no historical connection to.
I think most Londoners would concur that it has been highly beneficial for the east part of the city, and has improved it no end. The area where the Olympic park was sited had been a nasty, polluted, decaying […]
For those who have never seen it, the official film of the ’64 games is quite superb, and a ground-breaking piece of sports and social documentary filming. Titled “Tokyo Olympiad”, it was the first sports film to […]
The 2012 opening ceremony was fab, and well worth watching again. Upset a few Tory MPs if I recall, so extra bonus points there. It must have confused the hell out of the rest of the world though. Shame about […]
I’ll definitely watch, just because it’s the Olympics, but there’s no question that it will feel peculiarly sterile with no crowds. No Olympics can be a non-event, but this will come closest. Should it have been […]
I am pleased you both had a good time. The Oval is a great place with a sizeable crowd. If it triggers an interest in proper cricket in your grandson, then maybe the ECB are spot on and I don’t know what I’m […]
Yes, I fully accept that the long term financial future for teams like Derbyshire and Leicestershire is grim, and some form of regional merger may well be necessary to keep first class cricket going in those […]
Really, my point is that the ECB has bet its house and the financial future of English cricket on a creation that the fans of the sport do not recognise and feel absolutely no connection with. In that, it is no […]