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Goodbye Mr Bolt – Hopefully We’ll Meet Again

It was 17 years ago in Jamaica when a relative of mine said to me “Reggie Bolt have one relative, him fast you see Gary”. Now the late Reggie Bolt was a childhood friend of my dad who grew up … Continue reading

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IAAF Prize Money Sucks: Do Athletes Need Their Heads Testing?

Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and other top athletes are in the final stages preparing for the IAAF World Championship Athletics at the Olympic Stadium in London this August. Next to the Summer Olympic Games the biennial IAAF World Championship is … Continue reading

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WADA & Their Excuses for TUEs

When news broke that sports stars took banned substances with the blessing of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), I was not that surprised. As back in 2014 I saw a report from Kent Universty highlighted that… ‘70% of top UK swimmers … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali: Another Positive Influence Gone in 2016

With Muhammad Ali passing away last Friday, he joins a long list of respected influential figures to have died in 2016. That list includes Music: David Bowie, Natalie Cole, Dennis Davies (drummer on Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster”), Keith Emerson, Glenn Frey, Leon … Continue reading

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Sebastian Coe’s and the future of Athletics

Now that Sebastian Coe has started his role as International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) chief he will no doubt be inundated with ideas on how to take the sport forward. Here are my own thoughts. Learning from other sports … Continue reading

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Blatter’s back battered and bolder. For now

Sepp Blatter remains FIFA president. What was the fuss last week? UEFA has a lot of explaining to do in how they campaigned against Blatter so disastrously. UEFA chief Michel Platini recommended that his body vote for Prince Ali bin … Continue reading

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Time to Talk – Time to Listen

Last Thursday as I finished weighing up the pak choi crop in Old Harbour, Jamaica I went online and to find what’s going on in UK radio land. and settled on sports radio station Talksport. The programme on (7pm UK … Continue reading

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