Thorpe risks reputation by jumping back in the pool

February 3, 2011

USA/Ian Thorpe’s decision to make a return to competitive swimming has already raised the prospect of a mouthwatering clash with Michael Phelps at the 2012 London Olympics, but at the possible risk of damaging his reputation.

Does athletics still rule the Olympics?

April 30, 2010

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Dash or splash? Which is the number one Olympic sport?

Athletics has massive crowds and Usain “Lightning” Bolt torching world records while swimming boasts Michael Phelps ripping off another bundle of world and Olympic records.

from Shop Talk:

Olympic Gold for Coke, McDonald’s and Visa

March 11, 2010

rings1When is Olympic sponsorship money well spent? A Performance Research poll shows it may depend on how the funds are used.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Games podcast — day seven

February 20, 2010

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Our latest podcast from downtown Vancouver focuses on the little differences between cultures, the giant war of words between the figure skaters and the surprise visit of the multi-medal winning Michael Phelps.

Sportswrap: redemption special

November 13, 2009

Click on the video above for our latest look at the week’s sporting highlights, including an interview with Andre Agassi (in full Edith Piaf mode), the thoughts of Michael Phelps on his trial by textile and the almighty scrap for the last nine World Cup places.

I just swam the world championship pool

July 30, 2009

In the midst of a deluge of world records at the world swimming championships, I was close to breaking the mark for the slowest ever time.

Is it fair to compare greats from different sports?

July 9, 2009

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I just came across an interesting blog on the bleacher report comparing the greatness of Roger Federer and Tiger Woods.