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Gosh, how I felt for Anna Watkins when she announced her decision not to go for the 2016 Olympics in Rio so that she could spend more time with her baby son, William. She described it as the “hardest decision I’ve ever made”, and millions of us know how that feels. Not that millions of […]

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One of the highlights of the 2013 World Championships was the thrilling win in a photo finish by Christine Ohuruogu in the 400m. To celebrate Chrissy’s win, I thought it was high time I published my interview last year (at Leisure Industry Week) with the gorgeous Chrissy O, when she told me about coming second […]

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It must be bad enough going through your adult life sharing your name with a loud and uber-famous Hollywood actor – you spend your entire time explaining to people that you’re “not that Robin Williams”. A bit like happening to be called Tom Hanks or Brad Pitt but not beingthat Tom / Brad. But rowing […]

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Anyone following the GB rowing squad as they prepare for the London 2012 Olympic Games can’t have failed to notice that the guys and girls representing us are powered by SiS, their official nutrition suppliers. With just a couple of weeks to go until it all kicks off, SiS have kindly given me a sneak […]

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So Dwain Chambers and David Millar could be competing for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics, despite being banned for doping offences. The Court for Arbitration in Sport (CAS) has decided that a lifetime ban by the British Olympic Association does not comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency code and is therefore unenforceable. This has […]

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You may recall that a few weeks ago I told you that to celebrate the launch of the Official Book of the London 2012 Olympic Games, rowing legend and all round nice guy Sir Matthew Pinsent had (perhaps rashly) agreed to submit himself for questioning, and that members of the public (and that included you) […]

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