100 Days To Go to Rio 2016!

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Mike Rowbottom: Tygart moves to check Russia in sport’s latest chess game as FIDE targets Trump Tower

Mike Rowbottom: Tygart moves to check Russia in sport’s latest chess game as FIDE targets Trump Tower

Travis Tygart, head of the US Anti-Doping Agency, has written an op-ed commentary piece for the New York Times this week asserting that Russia should be “indefinitely banned” from all international sporting competition if doping allegations during the Sochi 2014 Winter Games are proven - allegations that, if substantiated, he regards as a “violation of the very essence of sport".











Nick Butler: IOC facing criticism on three fronts after latest “worst week ever”

Nick Butler: IOC facing criticism on three fronts after latest “worst week ever”

I was at Wembley yesterday to watch my local team, Forest Green Rovers, attempt to become the first village club to make it into one of the four divisions that constitute the English Football League. A club that, since being saved from administration by an environmentalist millionaire, have banned all meat products at their ground and use cow manure rather than chemicals to fertilise the pitch.





Mike Rowbottom: Delia Effect cannot save Norwich City from the drop as Premier League brand enjoys another dramatic twist

Mike Rowbottom: Delia Effect cannot save Norwich City from the drop as Premier League brand enjoys another dramatic twist

At no point during Norwich City’s fateful Premier League match against Watford last night did the club’s joint owner, best-selling cookery author and TV presenter Delia Smith, take to the pitch to exhort the home fans to greater efforts, as she so memorably did when her team was in the throes of another unsuccessful fight against relegation 11 years ago. Which was rather a shame.