The Independent has published my blog ‘In a league of its own: sport and human rights’. It appeared as Editor’s Choice in the Notebook section of the newspaper’s website. Join in the discussion here.
Category Archives: Newspaper features
On Wednesday, I’m being interviewed by Yasuaki Hiramoto of the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun for an article on London’s Olympic history. Mr Hiramoto is in London for a series of interviews on all aspects of the Olympic Games in the build-up to 2012. Watch this space for a link to the interview when it is available.
Henry Taylor won three gold medals in the pool at the 1908 London Olympic Games, and a clutch of other medals between 1906 and 1920. Paul Taylor”s piece in the Manchester Evening News uses Henry Taylor’s story as a way in to The British Olympics.
The Southern Daily Echo picked up on Southampton’s Olympic history in this feature on The British Olympics. Thanks to journalist Keith Hamilton for a great piece. One of my aims in writing the book was to remind people all over the country that the Olympics are not just about London, so it was really gratifying to see this kind of local appreciation.