Why United was right to throw a passenger off a plane

We all get a little over excited when we’re on holiday. And, thanks to social media, we’re able to spill this excitement onto our friends’ news feeds by checking in on Facebook at the airport or hashtagging #ComeFlyWithMe on Twitter from the time we leave the house to the moment we land at our destination. But, there’s an unwritten […]

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 […]

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 […]

Volunteering at the Olympics has a silver lining

I walked into the ExCeL this afternoon thinking it would be the same as any other shift – keep the journalists happy and catch some world-class judo action. And it was, more or less, until Team GB judoka Gemma Gibbons scooped silver in the under 78kg judo tournament – our first Olympic medal in the […]