Thanks to the inter-web we can feel so well travelled, and one of the best bits about this blog is that it takes us to different times and places. But every once in a while, I get sent a for real photograph taken by one of you for real readers who have actually been to one of […]
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: New Zealand are out. Shocking, but true. Four time champions New Zealand have been knocked out of the Womens Rugby World Cup, currently underway in France. Didn’t even make it to the finals, coming second in their pool to Ireland. (Australia is out too, but […]
I’ve got Closing-Ceremony-Syndrome. Widespread, but rarely acknowledged, the CCS affliction occurs every two years at the conclusion of international, multi-sport festivals. It’s the downer one experiences after two weeks of Commonwealth – or Olympic – sports on TV. The emptiness. The gap, when you turn on the telly and there’s only re-runs of M*A*S*H. I […]
Last week, the funny people at John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight poked fun at the Commonwealth Games. In case you didn’t see it, here’s the clip from YouTube. (Be warned, this segment contains irony, swearing and Republican sentiments). It would be easy to dismiss this as an example of Americans believing that nothing of worth […]
It’s all business this week. Let’s find out who was the first entrant to get ALL the answers correct in the inaugural Sports History Project Birthday Quiz. How did you go? ‘What musical instrument did tennis champ Daphne Akhurst play?’ Piano ‘What was the first sporting event to be televised live to an international audience?’ 1956 Winter […]
Party in Berlin! Here’s Jack Chadwick’s player homages published in the UK Daily Mirror. Enjoy!
QUIZ CLOSES MIDNIGHT MONDAY! ITS NOT TOO LATE! PRIZES GALORE! ENTER NOW! You might be reading this, bleary eyed from an early morning of football watching. But whilst the world is celebrating two teams at the apex of world football, you might like to ponder the fate of a team from the apex of the world, currently […]