Monthly Archives: June 2008

MY ARSE AND ZOLA BUDD

The last time I saw Zola Budd, she pinched my arse. Which was a somewhat different style to the timid schoolgirl that I first met in 1984, when Budd came to the UK on a passport of convenience, contrived between the Thatcher government and the editor of the right-wing British newspaper, Daily Mail. Budd was […]






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PEREC STILL RUNNING FROM REALITY

Marie-Jose Perec, or Mary-Jo to her American fans (if she has any left) has published an autobiography. I have only read the extract which was buried away in the back of L’Equipe Magazine a week ago. But since it recounts her flight from the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000, ie the part that everyone remembers, […]






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A DUDE WITH A PENCIL

Sooner or later, if you are invigilating a website forum or message board, you have to take a decision to reject posts from people whose sole reasoning seems to be gratuitous insult. Take billy for example. For reasons of propriety (and law), I get to decide whether posts are suitable for this site. And it […]






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OUTTA THE BLUE

So, are we finally going to get a Jamaican Olympic 100 metres champion, in Beijing? Because, believe or not, it’s never happened yet. Neither man nor woman. Despite all those great sprinters through history, it is one of the abiding mysteries of track and field athletics that no Jamaican has won the Olympic 100 metres […]






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