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Why Must Athletes Be Seen, But Not Heard?

How many Politicians have used sport to try and win favour with voters? Those who remember the Sydney Olympics will recall how then Prime Minister John Howard was like and Australian version of “Where’s Wally.” Except rather than wearing a

Vale: Vera Caslavska – A Remarkable Woman

How many people have heard of the gymnast Vera Caslavska, who passed away yesterday? Selfishly her death struck me with great sadness as I had been endeavouring to find a way to meet her and interview her. I wanted to

Success Should Not Come Down to Medals Alone

“Win or die” was the wording of a telegram allegedly sent by Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini to coach of the Italian football team, Vittorio Pozzo, before the 1938 World Cup final. The document never survived and some players have