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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




Top men in "greatest men's field" glad to be running with Farah in London Marathon

By Mike Rowbottom at The Tower Hotel in London

mofarahApril 17 - Mo Farah's intention of running to the halfway point in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon as preparation for his full marathon debut there in 2014, criticised in some quarters, was fully supported here today by five runners who will head what is billed as "the greatest men's marathon field ever assembled" when the race gets underway on Sunday (April 21).







Badminton England switch prompts fury from Milton Keynes residents

By Mike Rowbottom

National Badminton Centre The Bowl Milton KeynesMarch 11 - Badminton England's plans to re-locate within Milton Keynes to an "iconic" £22 million ($34 million/€26 million) purpose-built facility have hit a potential stumbling block as residents near their current site in Bradwell Road are objecting to the housing development proposed there to part-fund the switch.




"Siberian Express" Shubenko and Yanit bring first day at 2013 European Indoor Championships to rapid conclusion

By Mike Rowbottom at the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg

nanadjimouMarch 1 - A 2013 world-leading performance of 7.49sec by Russia's "Siberian Express" Sergey Shubenko in the men's 60 metres hurdles, and a European rankings-leading effort and Turkish record of 7.89 in the women's 60m hurdles by Nevin Yanit brought the first full day of action here at the European Athletics Indoor Championships to a thrilling conclusion.