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29 Aug 2007 Posted in World Championships

IAAF World Champs report – Men’s 1500m

1 500 m final at the World Championship Athletics 2007 in Osaka. Tarek Boukensa, Rashid Ramzi, Bernard Lagat, Antar Zerguelaine, Shedrack Kibet Korir, Asbel Kiprop. Photo by Erik van Leeuwen.

OK, so having said that I would be off-line until Friday, I managed (fortuitously) to catch one lone race out of today’s action from Osaka. While standing at a bus station waiting for an eternally non-arriving bus, Ladbrokes, which happened to be directly behind the stop, was broadcasting the racing. And in my 10 minutes […]

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28 Aug 2007 Posted in World Championships

IAAF World Champs – a brief break from the action

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Just a quick post to let you know that I’ll be travelling for the next 3 days, so unfortunately (for me, that is), I probably won’t be watching any of the racing from Osaka. At least not live, anyway…So until Friday, we unfortunately won’t be bringing any analysis of the races, which is a shame. […]

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A culture of doping in cycling?

Yesterday (23 June), I wrote two posts about the ominous shadow of doping in cycling, with the Tour de France coming up. In , I gave the example of how Bjarne Riis, the winner of the 1996 Tour, recently admitted to doping. The problem is that he does not appear to be an isolated case, […]

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11 Jun 2007 Posted in Tennis

Roger vs Rafa: A lesson in application

A lot has no doubt been written about Rafael Nadal’s third consecutive French Open title yesterday, made all the more significant by the fact that he, yet again, denied Roger Federer a chance to complete the set of Grand Slams. Commentators speak of Federer as though he is the greatest player in history and perhaps […]

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03 Jun 2007 Posted in Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius – should he be allowed to run?

My first thought on Oscar Pistorius, back in 2007, before the fame & the money & the "research" controversies, explaining why he shouldn't be allowed to run. It got the ball rolling...

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