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I almost withheld this particular award. Let me explain. My thinking is that in order to win our award as a sports PERSON of the year, that athlete must transcend their sport, they must rewrite history within their own sport. It’s relatively easy to pick the best woman performer in each sport – track and […]
We continue our look back on 2010 with a recap of some of the great duels of the year. It’s been a year without an Olympic Games, a year without too many Federer v Nadal matchups (which would normally provide at least one of these “nominees”), but a year of exceptional one-on-one sporting contests, and […]
If you are a regular reader of this site, then you probably appreciate analysis and insight more than most. At least, that’s what we try to provide. You may be one of those people who watches sport with a more dispassionate eye, rather trying to understand why teams score, why space was created, why goals/tried […]
Moving on from the darker side of sport with our recent doping reviews, we now have the more enjoyable task of picking some of the great sporting videos of the year. The winner – Danny Macaskill again The competition was stiff, but the winner was clear-cut. It is the follow up video by Danny Macaskill, […]
Yesterday we gave the award for Drug of the Year to methylhexanamine, or DMAA, for its repeat appearances in the latter half of the year, and the interesting debate is stimulates over supplement use. The unlucky “loser” there was clenbuterol, a drug which rocketed into the news at the end of September when it burst […]
It may seem peculiar to have a drug win an award in our Year in Review Series, but this is elite sport, and the only guarantee is that every year, doping will feature heavily in the sports science news. This year, there were two “nominees” for the Drug of the year category: Clenbuterol was an […]
Unless you count yourself a relatively serious follower of athletics (by which I mean you visit athletics-specific websites regularly), you are unlikely to be familiar with the name Josphat Menjo. He hasn’t appeared on television in 2010, at least not in South Africa, where we are fortunate enough to see all the Diamond League meetings. […]