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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]