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Mike Rowbottom Chief Feature Writer

Mike Rowbottom, one of Britain's most talented sportswriters, covered the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics as chief feature writer for insidethegames, having covered the previous five summer Games, and four winter Games, for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian.

Mike Rowbottom

Recent articles by Mike


Torvill and Dean get perfect sixes again for Bolero in Sarajevo

By Mike Rowbottom

Torvill and Dean made an emotional return to Sarajevo 30 years after their gold medal winning performance ©Getty ImagesFebruary 13 -  Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean topped off an emotional return to what they described as "hallowed ground " in Sarajevo tonight as they flawlessly recreated their Bolero routine in front of an adoring, sold-out audience of 5,000 at the re-built venue where they won Olympic ice dance gold at the 1984 Winter Games.





Bolt and Fraser-Pryce win World Athlete of the Year awards

By Mike Rowbottom at La Salles des Etoiles in Monte Carlo

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Usain Bolt have been named as the International Association of Athletics Federations' best female and male World Athletes of the Year for 2013 ©AFP/Getty ImagesNovember 16 - Usain Bolt's confirmation tonight as World Athlete of the Year for the fifth time was accompanied by his announcement of two new targets - to break his own 200 metres world record this season, and, perhaps, to run at the 2017 World Championships in London.





Cardiff awarded 2016 IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships

By Mike Rowbottom at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo

Cardiff has been awarded the 2016 World Half-Marathon Championships by the International Association of Athletics Federations @Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half MarathonNovember 15 - Cardiff were officially confirmed here today as hosts of the 2016 World Half Marathon Championships – and organisers revealed getting Mo Farah to take part would be "top of the list" of their targets for the event, which is due to be held in March, a month before the London Marathon.