Tag Archive for: Medals

Why Did Private Schools Win 37% Of Team GB Medals?

Sport can be a great leveler with everybody having an equal opportunity to excel. You only have to look at the success of Kenya’s runners to see this in action. They all come from poor rural backgrounds and run barefoot. But of course,…

The First London Olympics

The Olympic Games, always a sensational spectacle but so often plagued by political complications, financial concerns, dubious corporate sponsorship, drug scandals, even the odd display of bad sportsmanship; and it seems that some things never…

Can Anyone Beat Usain Bolt?

The 100m race in the 2012 London Olympic games should be dominated be the Jamaicans and the Americans. The Jamaicans, however, have the stronger runners led by world-record holder Usain Bolt. A Jamaican sweep of the medals table would not be…
Kenyan Runners

Why Are Kenyan Runners So Good?

They could be a secret society, an almost unbeatable clan of focused, single-minded, fanatical runners who at the 2011 World Championships, won an incredible 17 medals in the middle-distance and long-distance running events. Unbelievably in…