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The Big Read (Paralympics)





Martin Gillingham: Does golf deserve a place in the Olympics when it discriminates against women?

 


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By Martin Gillingham - 21 April 2009
 

A group of would-be Olympian women ski jumpers are suing organisers of the Vancouver Winter Olympics because they believe they’re being discriminated against. Meanwhile, the debate rages on over why riders likes Victoria Pendleton are unfairly treated because the women’s track cycling programme at the summer games doesn’t mirror quite so purely the men’s in the way it does at the sport’s World Championships.



Martin Gillingham: On his favourite sporting memories

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By Martin Gillingham - 15 April 2009
 

My grandfather’s been dead for more than 25 years but one of my abiding memories of the old boy is sitting in front of a crackling fire on a midwinter’s afternoon and being told how he, as a 19-year-old lad, had been at the 1923 FA Cup Final between Bolton and West Ham.
 


Duncan Mackay: The Bulls British connection is turning sour

 
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By Duncan Mackay - 11 April 2009
 

Luol Deng may be the current pin-up boy of British basketball but that status is not exactly thrilling everyone. Last week, while covering the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Commission visit to Chicago, I took the opportunity to watch the Bulls take on the New Jersey Nets at the United Center.
 


Roald Bradstock: Art and the Olympics

 


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By Roald Bradstock - 10 April 2009
 

As an artist and an athlete I find the recent discussion about the "The Cultural Olympiad" and its role in the Olympics very interesting. A journalist wrote in an article recently that "it" would "be a tiny side show" to the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.

 


Michele Verroken: Does football have a point in its stance on whereabouts?

 


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By Michele Verroken - 9 April 2009
 

FIFA and UEFA’s stand against the new World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) whereabouts policy is providing the sporting world with a new spectator sport. Not quite a match between David and Goliath but an interesting contest of dogma and reality. The sporting world is watching this power struggle with genuine interest, it goes to the core of anti-doping efforts.

 


Dame Kelly Holmes: I cannot believe I sat next to Michelle Obama at dinner

 

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By Dame Kelly Holmes - 8 April 2009
 

When Leona Lewis sang at the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Beijing, I found myself wondering why she did not sing 'A moment like this'. It seemed such a fitting song given the momentous occasion of the handover to 2012. If I had been a world class singer and not a double Olympic Champion, that's what I would have burst into song with when I had the opportunity to attend the dinner hosted by the Prime Minister's wife, Sarah Brown for the wives of the G20 World Leaders last week.




Duncan Mackay: Why Chicago has history on its side

 

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By Duncan Mackay - 6 April 2009


Chicago has been putting on quite a show here the past couple of days. Videos featuring Barack Obama and basketball legend Michael Jordan, dancers, high school bands, cute young children waving placards claiming “We back the bid”, even a giant rabbit...anything, in fact, that they hope might give them an edge in the race to follow London and host the 2016 Olympics.