The big problem with the Olympics is that one could almost certainly do it better a second time

By Adam Samuel I love Olympic Games. I’ve been watching them since 1972 and the memorial service for the murdered Israeli athletes at Munich. I can recite the winners and their times for the men’s 100, 200 and 400 metres races at Mexico in 1968 and the Brit who won bronze in the 400 metres …

Mark Cavendish and comments about “negative” Aussies

By William Rider Mark Cavendish's Twitter profile has the following warning: "Fast sprinter, faster talker. Disclaimer: May cause offence." He didn't manage to show us his fast sprint in Saturday's Olympic Road Race but we got a fine display of fast talking and offence. At the end of the race Cavendish who finished 28 lashed …

Gosfield Street discovers its neighbours with its own jubilee party

By News Reporters The rain held off and neighbours who had been living only doors away for many years greeted each other for the first time. Gosfield Street in Fitzrovia was closed to motor traffic and children played in the road. As one resident said: "This is how it used to be, and how it …

Olympic cheats awarded medals by gender equality group at Oxford Circus

By Angela Lovely Gender equality campaign group UK Feminista held a protest today (31 March) outside the Nike Town store at Oxford Circus in support of Bangladeshi garment workers. In a mock medal ceremony the protesters awarded "cheat" medals to sportswear companies Adidas, Nike and Puma. The demonstration comes in the wake of  research by …