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The Shame of Lance Armstrong is ours too

The story is now familiar, the bullying the doping and the denials. Here is a man where the anger which drives you to success spills over into a different kind of anger, the dark historic kind. This takes you over, … Continue reading

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Chinese Olympians versus Team GB

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The Great British Olympic Spirit

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Pleasing our Parents through Sporting Success

Tom Daley dives in memory of his father. Gemma Gibbons weeps with joy mouthing “I love you mum” to the mother she lost in 2004 from leukemia.  Andy Murray has his mum Judy at court side as does Serena Williams … Continue reading

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The River of Anger from Stratford to Aleppo

Anger is universal. Without anger we are not alive. It is a powerful river running through all our lives.  It can be a force for good and achievement while also driving terrible deeds and behaviours. Today, both types of anger … Continue reading

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OFFENDED, YES – BUT WILL TOM DALEY BE DETERRED?

Tom Daley is undoubtedly reeling this week. On Monday he received a volley of abusive tweets after he came fourth in the men’s synchronised 10m platform diving. Twitter is an extraordinary phenomenon through which we are able to bare our … Continue reading

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‘UNEASY LIES THE HEAD THAT WEARS THE CROWN’ – Usain Bolt vs Expectation

Sprinter Usain Bolt carries with him an enormous weight of expectation.  He carries his own expectations, those of his family and his country, and those of the outside world. But he also faces the possible annihilation of a “self” which … Continue reading

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