Kathryn White looks at the disputed Olympics of the past, for example Nazi Germany, Munich and Moscow, analysing why sport and politics can collide so easily.
Since the birth of the modern Olympics, Great Britain has played its role consistently in the movement. It has competed in every Summer Olympics since 1896 and is the only team to have won a gold medal in every single Summer Olympics. To add to these laurels, London is now the only city to have Continue Reading
It’s been a golden summer for Team GB’s cyclists. The country collectively cheered when Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes managed a world-record 42.6 seconds in the men’s team sprint. However this talented trio must be glad that they weren’t reliant on Britain’s first two-wheeled vehicles. Londoner Denis Johnson patented his version of Continue Reading
Other than by the Olympians of Greece, sport has not been influenced and organised so effectively before or since the Victorians. Take a selection of sports known and cultivated by the British. I suppose football is on your list, as is rugby and probably tennis and cricket too. The Victorians had a say in all Continue Reading