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 …

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 …