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 […]

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 […]