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Pole Dancing – An Olympic Sport?

Next summer, Tokyo will host the re-arranged 2020 Olympic Games, but should pole dancing be one of the sports on show in the world biggest sporting event? The Olympic Games is a constant in sport, something as unchanging as the Olympic flame…
Eddie the Eagle

7 Olympic Failures Who Captured Our Hearts

Lame-ducks, also-rans, epic failures – as we Brits know it’s all about the taking part. Hapless and hopeless, they run and jump and sled and swim without any chance of winning but still, they try, accepting defeat as gracefully as possible.…

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,…

TeamGB Sailing Gold Medalists

Ben Ainslie Gold Medal Finn Ben secured his fourth Gold medal to claim his place in sports history as the most decorated Olympic sailor of all time. He is off to spend a year in San Francisco where he will be joining 'Oracle', the defending…

Headbands Are Back

Headbands are back; they seem to be everywhere. Did you notice just how many Olympic athletes rocked out the old headband at the 2012 London Games? Runners, jumpers, tennis players, footballers – they all seem to want to be seen wearing…

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…
Billy Jean King

Billie Jean King – Tennis Legend

Billie Jean King (nee Moffitt) was born in 1943 in Long Beach, California. Father, Bill, worked for the Long Beach Fire Dept and Mom was a housewife. Kings brother, Randy Moffitt became a professional basketball player and played for some thirteen…