Coca-Cola: Call me anything, just not ‘gay’

Coca-Cola or Coca-Cock up? It’s hard to tell when this global brand keeps making marketing mistakes. After asking fans to share a personalised coke, Coca-Cola’s sub brand – Vitamin Water – fell foul of calling one unlucky US customer a ‘retard’. And now, according to BBC Trending, the South African coke microsite has banned people […]

Jamaica’s bobsleigh team in the (cool) runnings to get to the Games

Jamaica‘s motto is ‘out of many, one people‘ and it’s never rang truer than this week. The lush Caribbean island has qualified for the two-man bobsleigh event at next month’s Sochi Winter Olympics. That’s right – Cool Runnings is becoming a reality (again). But one thing almost stood in Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon’s way […]

Prime Time turns 1!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Prime Time, happy birthday to you. As you can probably guess, this (brilliant) blog turns one today and I’m super proud of what Prime Time has achieved. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read my posts and occasionally having your 2p worth. […]

The IOC is wrestling to drop this Olympic sport

It’s been six months since the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games but the international sporting event is still generating plenty of coverage this week: Leading the pack is South African Paralympic gold medallist and double amputee Oscar Pistorius who’s recently denied murder after his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was found dead at his […]

BA needs to make a Big Apology?

Today there have been four official judgements made on discrimination over religious beliefs in the workplace. Of those four, just one went in favour of Christianity. And it’s not causing the Twitter storm I’d expected. I’m even more surprised that Tweeters are taking this opportunity to condemn Eweida, Chaplin, Ladele and McFarlane and every other […]

What have you been talking about in 2012?

As the year comes to an end, search engines and social media platforms are evaluating what people were most interested in during 2012 – the year where global sporting events and celebrity status carried even more weight than normal. Most of the results across the board are similar but there are some curve balls. Here’s […]

How to thank an Olympic GamesMaker

The perfect end to my perfect London 2012 Olympic experience was me furiously zooming my camera into the faces of our top athletes at the Athletes’ Parade. Ducking and diving to secure the best spot on The Mall, I was reminded of the success of the Games and how inspired the one million-strong crowds were […]

A right royal balls-up!

How I’d love to be a fly on the wall inside Clarence House press office dealing with Prince Harry’s headache which the tabloids have had their fun with this week. (Personally, I’ve discovered that the ‘crown jewels’ plastered across a double page spread is enough to put me off my breakfast.) It was all going […]

The end of the London 2012 Olympics

All good things come to an end – and, after what can only be described as a ‘fantastic fortnight of sport’, the London 2012 Olympics has concluded. My GamesMaker journey started two years ago with a simple application, followed by an interview, training sessions and eventually uniform and accreditation collection. Based at the ExCeL inside […]

Olympic crowds lift the athletes (and Nike treads softly)

Live from London 2012: I’m blogging from the weightlifting arena in the ExCeL tonight. I’ve been to many of the events held here in the past week, including judo and table tennis, but weightlifting has a particularly great atmosphere. If there’s any sporting discipline that depends on audience participation – it’s this. After all, 220kg […]