Category Archives: 2012

Olympic Games 2012: Final Thoughts

The London Olympic Games surpassed my expectations. The enthusiasm and numbers of the crowds, the helpfulness and friendliness of the vounteers, the smooth running of the Games, the weather (especially after the dismal summer so far – it was almost … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2012

The Tour began in Liege with the Prologue won impressively by Fabian Cancellara. Bradley Wiggins was positioned closely behind. The first road stage of the race was won by the young Slovakian Peter Sagan riding his first Tour. Sagan added … Continue reading

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Wimbledon 2012

The Championships took place in changeable weather typical of the British summer in 2012. Fortunately the weather in the first week was generally good enough to get through the bulk of the matches on time and thanks to the roof … Continue reading

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Euro 2012 Football

The European Football Championships (Euro 2012) begin in Warsaw with co-hosts Poland being held to a 1-1 draw by Greece and both sides ending the game a man short. Russia make an impressive start by defeating the Czech Republic 4-1. … Continue reading

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May 2012: Sport in Brief

A short summary of the major developments in British and world sport this month. ATHLETICS Lawrence Okoye sets a British record in the discus of 68.24m. Jessica Ennis breaks Denise Lewis’s 12 year old British heptathlon record with a score … Continue reading

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Rugby Union Rankings

The top ten nations according to the International Rugby Board with the previous ranking in brackets and ranking points.  (updated 19th March 2012) 1(1) NEW ZEALAND 91.43 2(2) AUSTRALIA 87.99 3(3) SOUTH AFRICA 84.34 4(4) ENGLAND 83.62 5(5) WALES 83.32 … Continue reading

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2012 British Honours Board

A list of some of the outstanding achievements by British sports men and women in 2012. Generally to make this list will require a victory in an Olympic, World or European Championship, or World Cup. However a performance that exceeds … Continue reading

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