Philip Dayle

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Bolt, Obama and Expectations

(0) Comments | Posted 14 September 2011 | (14:55)

As a fan of Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt, I kept a surprising calm when he false-started in the 100m finals at the World championships in Daegu, South Korea. My litigious instincts didn't lead me to question the silly IAAF rule that automatically disqualifies an athlete for a...

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Swimming Upstream

(1) Comments | Posted 10 August 2011 | (00:00)

Good on you, Diana Nyad.

The 61 year old American is swimming from Cuba to Florida. More than three decades ago, as a 28 year old endurance swimmer, Diana Nyad tried unsuccessfully to complete this 103 miles, shark-infested course. Her failure at that time, has...

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Casualties From the War on AIDS

(4) Comments | Posted 3 August 2011 | (00:00)

When AIDS became known in the early 1980's, there was huge uncertainty about how HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was transmitted. A sense of fear characterised the way the public responded to the disease. From the public health policies that were made in response to AIDS, the one that...

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