Freddy Mercury didn’t live long enough to perform his duet with Montserrat Caballé at the opening ceremony of the 1992 Olympics, but their tribute to Barcelona, from which I stole my title, proved prophetic, for one of the most enduring images from the games was from the diving pool where the hilltop setting created an illusion of athletes diving from an even greater height because the horizon revealed the city far below. 310 more words
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I recently came to the realisation that I am not getting any younger and that I will definitely die soon. Admittedly, I am 24, so I probably won’t die all that soon, but nevertheless for the first time I realised that I was getting older – after all, if I were footballer, I’d no longer be considered a young talent. 248 more words
Olympic medallist and lawyer Tricia Smith was voted president of the Canadian Olympic Committee on Sunday morning.
A four-time Olympic rower from Vancouver, Smith won silver at Los Angeles 1984 in coxless pairs with teammate Elizabeth Craig. 383 more words
I’ve been involved in the hockey world since I started playing about 12 years ago at my local club. I have managed to play with and against some of the better youth players around in England, and have even managed to rise to a level in my umpiring of the sport where I continue to see the rising stars. 579 more words
Three-time Olympian Kristina Groves reached the pinnacle of her sport, long-track speed skating, by winning four Olympic medals.
Groves won two silver medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, claiming silver in both the 1,500 metres and team pursuit. 1,152 more words