Tag: 2014 Commonwealth Games

#43) Emily Muskett & Zoe Smith

Despite being a nation full of gym buffs, when it comes to competitive weightlifting Great Britain’s record is remarkably average. Since the rebirth of the Olympic movement back in 1896 we have won a total of seven medals – the last being a bronze… Continue Reading “#43) Emily Muskett & Zoe Smith”

#3) Laura Muir

Most brains function in such a way that the ability to concentrate on more than one thing at a time is incredibly challenging. And that’s not just multi-tasking either – very few are capable of being able to hold down more than one job… Continue Reading “#3) Laura Muir”

Britain on the rise

London 2012; arguably the greatest Olympic Games ever, especially if you are British. With gold medals aplenty, records being broken daily and many heart-warming stories of triumph after adversity, it truly was a fortnight no-one will ever forget. However, not everything went according to… Continue Reading “Britain on the rise”

The Big 2014 Review – Part II

2014 was a year full of sporting brilliance, medals and record-breaking moments. Continuing on from the first part of this review, below are my seven favourite moments from the last year: 7) Brazil’s boys battered The 2014 World Cup saw plenty of spectacular moments,… Continue Reading “The Big 2014 Review – Part II”

The Big 2014 Review – Part I

2014 has been yet another year packed full of sport. There was the Winter Olympics, men’s football and women’s rugby World Cups, the Ryder Cup and the Commonwealth Games alongside a whole host of other events. The public have witnessed surprises, fairytales, disappointments and… Continue Reading “The Big 2014 Review – Part I”

The Start of Something Special

British athletics hasn’t had much success for a long time – indeed, there have been very few medal-winning athletes since the likes of Ovett, Wells, Coe and Thompson way back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. That’s not saying that there haven’t been some outstanding… Continue Reading “The Start of Something Special”

2013 – my review of a wonderful year of sport

Whilst 2012 was dominated by the Olympic Games, British sport didn’t enjoy much success outside of those few weeks of madness in late summer and early autumn. 2013, however, provided us with many more reasons to celebrate. The year included long-awaited victories, new records,… Continue Reading “2013 – my review of a wonderful year of sport”

Team GB – the greatest ever?

Two royal weddings, a Diamond Jubilee and now the birth of Will and Kate’s child – if that isn’t enough to stir up any feelings of patriotism then I don’t know what is. But is our sport making us feel quite the same way… Continue Reading “Team GB – the greatest ever?”