For a third successive Games, the team dominated proceedings in the Olympic velodrome, winning six of the 10 events, despite coming into Rio under the cloud of an investigation into alleged bullying within the elite set-up. That allegation led to the resignation of former head coach Shane Sutton. He has denied any wrongdoing and the result of that inquiry, which is being led by UK Sport, is expected next month. … [Read more...] about British Cycling set to announce HSBC as new team sponsors to replace Sky
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Whether live or televised, however, the experience will undergo big changes in the coming decades. The arenas themselves are likely to become more flexible, interactive environments, following a trail blazed by Munich's main football stadium, the Allianz Arena, which changes its exterior colour from the red of FC Bayern to the blue of 1860 Munich according to which of its two tenant clubs is playing at home (and to white when the German national team are in residence). Spectators who turn up at the remodelled Lord's or the Emirates are likely to be offered an experience enhanced by personal TV monitors with replay facilities and access to the sort of data provided to coaches by companies such as ProZone and Opta Index. … [Read more...] about Watching sport in 2020: the TV spectator takes control
When Tiger Woods arrived on the professional golf scene, he was widely recognised as the saviour of a sport that had become a dull parade of plump, indistinguishable white men huffing and puffing their way around the course. His father, Earl Woods, even went so far as to call him "the Chosen One" and claimed that he would "do more than any other man to change the course of humanity". We now know for sure that whatever else he might be, Woods is definitely not Jesus. But back then there were those who worried that Woods was too far ahead of the rest of the field, a fear that seemed to be confirmed when he won his first Masters in 1997 by a ludicrous 12 shots. So various courses, including the Augusta National, were "Tiger-proofed", making them longer and tougher. … [Read more...] about Is the rise of the super-athlete ruining sport?
But Major Phil didn't use these months for rest. He had concocted a plan to raise £1m for disabled soldiers and, having recovered some of his mobility at Headley, spent his free months attempting an extraordinary sequence of challenges, all to be completed within 18 months of his accident. In February 2009 he rowed the Channel. In May he completed the London Marathon (on crutches, taking 14 days). Rounding things off, in June he climbed Yosemite National Park's famous rockface, El Capitan, in California. … [Read more...] about Most intrepid man: Major Phil Packer
Standing together: Earlier in the day Kim went on the defense of husband Kanye West saying his recent comments that appeared to support R Kelly's music were 'taken out of context,' in a series of tweets … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian copies BFF Larsa Pippen’s racy look as she sports clinging grey catsuit on rainy day in LA