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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





Murray and Bond remain unbeatable at Lucerne World Cup

By Mike Rowbottom

Eric Murray and Hamish BondJuly 13 - Olympic champions Eric Murray and Hamish Bond held off the challenge of the London 2012 silver medallists, Germain Chardin and Dorian Mortelette of France to win their men's pairs semi-final at Lucerne and set themselves up for victory in tomorrow's final at the third Samsung World Rowing Cup of the season.


Olympic champion Knapková headed by Logan at Lucerne Regatta

By Mike Rowbottom

knapkovaJuly 12 - Miroslava Knapková, the London 2012 single sculls gold medallist, finished second in her heat to another current Olympic champion, Eleanor Logan of the United States, as both qualified for the semi-finals at the Lucerne World Cup - the last big event before the World Rowing Championships in South Korea next month.







Farah rises to Birmingham Diamond League challenge as other champions fall

By Mike Rowbottom

farahtopbrumJune 30 - Mo Farah bucked the trend in the Sainsbury's Grand Prix at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium - the latest event in this year's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League - as he upheld his position as favourite to win the 5,000 metres ahead of two of his main rivals for that title at this summer's World Championships in Moscow.