Just as well Usain Bolt has decided not to run the 200 metres in the World Championships in London in August. Otherwise, he would likely be consigned to a long and losing goodbye, by the new poster boy of sprinting, South African Wayde Van Niekerk. Because, all of a sudden, the closing curtain on […]
Oh dear! I watched Everest On The Track, the documentary of Roger Bannister and the four-minute Mile on BBC4 the other night with mounting interest, thinking that here we finally have a piece about sport, putting it into a political and historical context – with its preamble about World War Two and its potential for […]
QUICKSILVER, The Mercurial Emil Zátopek by Pat Butcher (published today, July 25, 2016*) Pat Butcher shared the company of quadruple Olympic gold medallist Emil Zátopek at international events on several occasions, dating back to the Games in Munich in 1972 when Emil was guest of honour.