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Tour triumph puts Wiggins in the hall of fame

WHO’D have thought that, in a week which included the Open golf, an England Test match, a motor racing grand prix and, today, the start of the London Olympics, the sports headlines would have been dominated by a cyclist? Come to that, it would have seemed unthinkable not long ago that the British would have … Continue reading

Olympic spirit got lost on the way

WHISPER this, because it is too politically incorrect to say aloud – but is it possible that the spirit of the Olympics got lost somewhere along the route of the flaming torch? Might it be that, for all the public goodwill that has lined its epic journey around the UK, it has actually been a … Continue reading

Wimbledon: an ace tournament

THE lawns of SW19 have helped create plenty of iconic sporting moments over the years but few will endure quite like Wimbledon 2012. From start to finish the tournament seemed to generate a unique atmosphere and enough on-court drama to keep us beguiled by this most gladiatorial of sports. The real drama began when Rafael … Continue reading

Floods at Blandford – July 2012

JUST weeks after the May flooding, the country was hit with an even worse deluge in early July after days of non-stop heavy rain. The south-west got more than its share, with Devon and West Dorset, around Lyme Regis, especially badly affected. At Blandford, the Stour burst its banks yet again, but the watermeadows did … Continue reading

Why change a winning formula?

IF it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – and the European Football Championships has never been in better health. Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, which reached a breathtaking climax with Spanish fireworks in Kiev on Sunday night, was universally acknowledged as an unqualified triumph, arguably the best international football tournament ever staged. In defiance … Continue reading