Drugs no help in surfing, says world champ

February 23, 2012

World surfing champion Kelly Slater is happy to abide by new doping regulations being implemented in his sport but he doubts whether performance-enhancing drugs would make anyone surf better.

Big shoes to fill for small U.S. basketball team

August 26, 2010

tysonWhere have all the big men gone?

The United States enters this weekend’s world basketball championships with a squad chock full of gifted NBA players but they will be lacking a dominating inside presence.

Vlog – When World Championships get forgotten

March 25, 2010

I’m covering the world figure skating championships in Turin where there is a real feeling of anti-climax given they come just a month after the Winter Olympics. Several champions have withdrawn.

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.

World championships need a fit Tyson Gay

July 27, 2009

Usain Bolt is undoubtedly the man of the moment in the world of athletics but American Tyson Gay has the fastest times over the 100 and 200 metres this season and goes into next month’s world championships as defending champion over both distances.

G-strings, the bare-faced solution to swimming’s problems

June 4, 2009

With the row over space-age bodysuits threatening to engulf swimming, it was only a matter of time before a top athlete lent his voice to calls for a radical, no-nonsense solution.