Five sports fashion icons

Why do so many athletes feel the need to make bold fashion statements? Sports Gazette decided to come up with a list of some of sports biggest fashion icons.  1. Serena Williams Serena Williams has won 23 singles titles in Grand Slams. Since the tennis legend won her first US Open at 16

Recent criticism of poppies and sport misses the point

poppy fields

Jonathan Liew wrote of the “tedious poppy circus” a little while ago in the Independent. He argued that the various annual remembrance rituals, at sporting events and more widely, have become for many people a self-conscious show. The BBC also ran a piece which asked if the core message of

The match we all remember, replayed and commemorated this Christmas

Depiction of the 1914 game

One particular football match, played more than a century ago, still resonates to this day and has acquired legendary status. On Christmas Day in December 1914, a British officer ventured into the usually bullet-wracked No-Man’s Land near Ploegsteert Wood (‘Plug Street Wood’ to the Tommies) in Flanders  encouraged by the Germans’

“I believe in this team” – Takis Fyssas talks World Cup play-offs and Euro 2004

With Greece facing a winner-takes-all World Cup play-off against Croatia, Matt Horsman tracked down one of the stars of the country’s incredible Euro 2004 winning campaign, Takis Fyssas, to ask him about Greece’s chances this time around and what it was like to be a European Champion. The underdog story is

Ian Darke exclusive part two: Career highlights

In the second part of this interview, Ian tells us about his favourite events that he has commentated on, what piece of commentary he thinks that he is best known for and also who he thinks has been his best co-commentator over the years. Being a commentator for nearly 40 years

Can Romell Glave be as good as Usain Bolt?

Romell Glave burst onto the track and field scene earlier this year scooping both the 100m and 200m titles at the 2017 England Athletics Under 20 Championships . Relatively unknown in the U20 category, 17-year-old Glave defeated many athletes two years his senior. “I was expecting it because I trained hard for

Lizzie Simmonds: “It’s seen as a weakness to talk about mental health”

“Actually, what is the emphasis on here? Should we be developing well-rounded, successful, athletes who give it all for their country and then are functional and happy in later life, or are we purely looking at numbers on a medal table?” As Lizzie Simmonds questions the predicament facing British sport, with