Innovative solution to Olympic ticket disappointment

There’s no doubt that Olympic ticket controversy will continue to reign for some time. I too am one of the heartbroken Londoners who will be bankrolling the games but without tickets. Frankly I don’t understand why there wasn’t a leveling process across events rather than balloting only at event level. It’s too late to change ...

Commonwealth Games – do you think they’ll happen? [Poll]

[Updated at end of post with selected news stories] The Delhi Commonwealth Games have been all over the news this week. Top athletes have dropped out, the athletes village is filthy, bridges have been collapsing, the roof is literally collapsing. The foreign minister reckons its still going to happen. What do you think? Do you ...

Football in Africa – how quickly they forget!

Football in Africa - how quickly they forget!
So much for footballing legacy! During this week’s South Africa – Ghana game I wasn’t able to find coverage on any major UK news website. I tried the BBC, The Independent and The Telegraph and no mention of the game anywhere. It’s just a month since the World Cup ended and already African football is ...

Getting great pictures at the Tour de France 4

Photography and bike racing – it’s always good to combine your passions. This year gave me a chance to get to the Tour for the first time since 2007 so I headed to Bordeaux to see a stage finish and, the following day, the start of the final time trial. Bike racing is quite unique ...
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