17 Jul Why are the Olympic Games at the pinnacle of any athletes success, while footballers and golfers simply turn down the opportunity of going. 

Article by Christian von Eitzen While some football clubs forbid their players from participating at the Olympics, twenty golfers have withdrawn from the event, including the top 4 of the golf world rankings. The former number one ranked Rory McIlroy says that he’ll “… probably watch...

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31 Aug OPTIMISM IN SHORT SUPPLY AT LORD COE’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT‏

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” - From W.B. Yeats, ‘The Second Coming’ Exciting, weren’t they? The 2015...

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27 Aug WORLD ATHLETICS NEWS: Greg Rutherford disqualified after Tomlinson review & Michael Johnson seriously considered ending it all

GREG RUTHERFORD DISQUALIFIED AFTER THOMLINSON REVIEW After studying the tapes of Greg Rutherford's longest two jumps, Chris Tomlinson has successfully called for the Briton to be disqualified. It is understood that the eagle eyed Tomlinson spotted that Rutherford's Team GB shorts were 'not regulation' and clearly...

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02 Jul Down and out in Basildon and Cambridge: Clutterbuck and Yates toe the line for Rio

“I remember looking over on the green at the start and thinking “who’s that wanker with all the tattoos from TOWIE? Is he a bodybuilder or something? Who’s that div?” and my mate replied “that’s Dale.” Matt Yates’ first impressions of his out-of-shape opposition at the...

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09 Jun Watch // Jess Judd reflects on losing the love for athletics

Jess Judd reflected on being in a “more positive place” despite walking away from Birmingham disappointed with her tenth-place finish over 1500m last weekend. After finishing fourth at the Commonwealth Games and making the final of the European Championships last summer, the twenty year-old admitted she came close to quitting...

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