Josh Cowls

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Olympic Competition Ends With the Modern Pentathlon, or Sports Day Writ Large

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2012 | (14:02)

As it turned out, it was very appropriate that the last sporting action of London 2012 should be the Modern Pentathlon. It showed the Olympics for what they ultimately are: an international sports day stretched over a fortnight.

I don't mean to belittle the very dedicated pentathletes, and to be...

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Golden Glory Still Eludes Great Britain... But the Best is Yet to Come

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2012 | (15:57)

Danny Boyle and Seb Coe decided to end Friday's incredible Opening Ceremony with a strong statement. The Olympic flame was brought to the stadium, on a speedboat, by a certain footballer nicknamed 'Goldenballs'. Picking it up off the boat and into the stadium was Sir Steve Redgrave, a man who...

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Wonder Women: Why Britain's Female Athletes May Shine the Brightest in London

(0) Comments | Posted 25 July 2012 | (00:00)

After the flags have come down in Regent Street, the athletes have departed the village, and the nation reflects on Britain's performance as both host and competitor, a particular observation may dawn on public and punditry alike. The extent of Team GB's medal table standing may well be due to...

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Let's Peel the 'Plastic' Label off Team GB's Foreign-born Athletes

(13) Comments | Posted 21 July 2012 | (00:00)

As Stephen Hull was right in pointing out earlier this week, the media been expending plenty of column inches and airtime lamenting various aspects of the upcoming Olympic Games. Make no mistake: the failure of G4S to provide the requisite security staff is a true debacle, and lampooning...

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