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  • London 2012: Better for Great Britain than 1908 despite fewer gold medals

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 13 August 2012 The past few days we’ve heard that Great Britain has enjoyed its best Olympic medal haul since 1908 but in relative terms London 2012 was much better for the hosts. In 1908, there were only 2,008 competitors from 22 nations competing, and […]

  • Tony McCoy wins first gong of sports awards season

    By Nick Harris 8 November 2010 Tony McCoy’s victory in the 2010 Grand National has been acknowledged as the ‘Jump off the sofa’ moment of the British sporting year so far, bolstering his credentials as the favourite to win next month’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. The category was included in the inaugural […]

  • Tom Daley seals double diving gold success at the Commonwealth Games

    By Keira Daley 13 October 2010 Tom Daley, the 16-year-old British No1 diver and the reigning 10m platforn world champion, has won his second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, triumphing in the 10m solo event. He had already triumphed in the 10m synchro with Max Brick. The significance of today’s victory is […]

  • More popular than God: Ronaldo, Messi, Federer and Kobe (but not Beckham)

    By Nick Harris 2 August 2010 Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s most popular athlete in all of global sport according to new research by sportingintelligence to coincide with Facebook reaching the landmark of 500m active users. Social networking is increasingly important in the promotion and marketing of sports stars and teams. Thus Facebook, now the […]

  • Adlington back on form with 200m win at nationals

    29 March 2010 Rebecca Adlington, Britain’s swimming heroine of the Beijing Olympics and one of the big home hopes in the pool for London 2012, returned to form today at the British Gas national championships in Sheffield when she cruised to victory in the 200m ahead of Jazmin Carlin and Jo Jackson, her freestyle rivals […]

  • “Jazz” Carlin hits the right note as GB sink Germany with 2012 Games in mind

    By Nick Harris 21 February 2010 British swimmers hope to contribute significantly to the home medal tally at the 2012 London Olympics and they underlined their growing international status today by completing a two-day demolition of Germany in a head-to-head meeting in Swansea. With Jazmin Carlin the breakthrough star of the show, Britain won 25 […]

  • Phelps loses to law student who brings successful suit

    Nick Harris at the Manchester Aquatics Centre 20 December 2009 Michael Rock is a 22-year-old Liverpudlian who studies law at the University of Manchester and yesterday he beat the greatest swimmer of all time, Michael Phelps, in a discipline in which they both love, the 200m butterfly. Therein lies part of the beauty of the […]

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