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Give 'em a chance to take a breath or two

Am I the only person who finds it incredibly irritating to see hyperactive sports presenters sticking their mike in the face of athletes/connections just as the action has finished and before they have even had a chance of get their breath back?  271 more words

Grand National


My coverage of Crufts 2015 in Dog World (11th March 2015).

This year’s Crufts started with the usual ‘silly season’ stories mushrooming all over our national press. 1,643 more words


The BBC’s Boat Race Broadcast: Credit where it’s Due

1 April 2016

Tim Koch argues that the unfortunate segments involving Seann Walsh in the BBC’s Boat Race programme should not distract from the excellent overall coverage provided by BBC Sport. 1,032 more words

Clare Balding to write children's book

Broadcaster Clare Balding has signed a deal to publish her first children’s book.

The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop is aimed at seven to 11-year-olds. 157 more words


Fury At Tyson


I like Amateur Boxing. I hate Professional Boxing.

For a while in the 1970s, it seemed that (professional) Boxing had shaken off its image of Corruption and Exploitation and under Mohammed Ali (worldwide) or Henry Cooper (in Britain) and Barry McGuigan (in Ireland) had moved away from the seedier side. 1,383 more words