Sienna White discusses how fashion has exposed sexist and racist practices at the Olympics.
Nick Powell discusses the mental strain of being an athlete amidst media speculation.
Online Lifestyle Editor Elinor Jones takes a look at the athletes who are winning and losing as a result of the postponement of the Olympics.
Emma Vernon comments on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ban on political demonstrations, and the impact this has on freedom of political expression Last week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a clarification on Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter. The charter has existed since the inception of the modern games and is essentially a summary […]
As the entertainment industry faces increasing calls for reform to tackle the inherent levels of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behaviour within, and more and more politicians are under scrutiny for similar acts, it is important to recognise the serious problems which are also facing those in sport. Earlier this year, the US women’s World […]
A barbed, stinging, and ultimately entertaining war of words ensued between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte over the Christmas period. Mourinho, a predictable culprit, teased Antonio Conte in responding to his “clown” jibe – the Manchester United manager later arguing with a Machiavellian sincerity that it was not aimed at the Italian. Conte, up until […]
“I’m 35 and I still don’t know who I am. I don’t know who I am as a person.” Such candid remarks are likely to painfully resonate with many. The name Jason Brown is rarely recognised, but he enjoyed a relatively successful goalkeeping career, representing Wales and a string of football league clubs. A traditional […]
The summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro ended with 65 groundbreaking Olympic records and 19 world records from some of the world’s most elite athletes. However, the glory of the Olympic torch can be a seductive illusion for many nations, as Brazil came to realise. Preparations for the Rio Olympics had been faced with ongoing controversies, […]
In many ways the Olympics are always a reflection of the country and the city in which they are held but this year the parallels felt remarkable. Youthful and vibrant yet with deep problems that trouble its very core is a description that suits both the Olympics and its host nation. Though the similarities go deeper than broad brushstrokes about […]
By this Friday the Rio Olympics will be nearly half-way to their completion, which means the continuation of a large number of events, the conclusion of some of the games’ most famous events and hopefully some medals for Great Britain. Listed below are some highlights for the coming days. N.B. All events listed are finals and all times […]