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Greg Rusedski blog: London tennis was best in Olympic history

December 21, 2012

This year's Olympic tennis was, in my opinion, the most prestigious in history due to the fact that it was being held at the home of tennis, Wimbledon.

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London Olympics 2012 live blog

July 26, 2012

Click on the link below to find all the latest news, photos and gossip from the London Olympics 2012

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Chicago bid boss says regional voting, IOC-USOC friction costly

October 6, 2009

ryan1A family feud and voters backing the city in their region in the first round led to Chicago's early exit in last week's voting to determine the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the head of that city's bid said.

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Anyone still want medals to decide F1 title?

September 28, 2009

If Bernie Ecclestone had got his way before the start of the season, Jenson Button might have been crowned Formula One champion in Singapore on Sunday.

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Where Bolt stands in my personal greatest hits

August 23, 2009

Having been privileged to be sitting a few metres from the finishing line as Usain Bolt shattered his own 100 and 200m world records in Berlin - and having also witnessed his double in Beijing, I got to wondering where those performances ranked in my personal bag of live events.

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Israel opens “Jewish Olympics” but interest at home minimal

July 14, 2009

ISRAELThe 18th Maccabiah Games opened in Israel on Monday with some 7,000 competitors from 65 countries set to take part in a 12-day sporting extravaganza.

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Snow leopards and the art of Olympic environmental diplomacy

June 23, 2009


There is an art in dealing with environmental issues when preparing to host Olympic Games.

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Handball threatens to implode

March 25, 2009

German handball fans have been watching in shock as allegations of match-fixing in their sport have surfaced almost daily.

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Squash could get squeezed by youth vote in Olympic bid

March 19, 2009

At a recent press event to showcase squash’s bid for inclusion in the 2016 Games, it occurred to me that – at a competitive level at least – today’s game is a far cry from the dowdy image of middle aged men in far-too-short shorts, writes Kylie MacLellan.

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I wasn’t blown away by DeGale, were you?

March 5, 2009

Olympic gold medallist James DeGale made his professional debut on Saturday but despite getting the verdict the chorus or boos that rang around the Birmingham Indoor Arena and the reluctance of a poorly matched opponent to fight left me seeing similarities with the last Briton to win a Boxing gold.