The most recent example of a democratic state that cancelled a bid for the Olympic Games came in November 2018 when Calgary voted against hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. Stockholm is still bidding for those Games. It withdrew its bid for the 2022 Games and also the current bid is arguable.
The absence of a global championship can sometimes starve the athletics season of its usual excitement and rich story lines. However, there was still much to savour in 2018 with the European Championships being the showpiece event in an absorbing calendar year. The summer’s Championships cemented Dina Asher-Smith’s status as the leading light
Comebacks, breakthroughs and controversies, tennis has had it all in 2018. The Sports Gazette looks back on the year by ranking the six biggest talking points. 1. Serena Williams angered by umpire during US open final Undoubtedly the main talking point of 2018, the US Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka
2018 was the year of 'The Rocket' Ronnie O’Sullivan, as he officially became the greatest snooker player of all-time, moving onto 19 majors, overtaking Stephen Hendry’s 18. He also becoming the record UK Championship title holder with seven. This victory statistically proves something snooker fans have known for a long time.
2018 had a few milestone moments to treasure in Gymnastics, a sport which continues to grow in popularity and recognition around the world. This year saw 22,000 gymnasts involved in British Gymnastics events, with 11,260 medals awarded to those athletes. All this was witnessed in front of 50,000 spectators over the
In the wake of England’s heart-breaking 6-0 defeat to Australia in December 2017’s World Cup final, fans didn’t have to wait too long for the return of rugby league. Super League XXIII got underway on February 1st, with defending champions Leeds Rhinos getting the ball rolling with a 16-12 victory at
For a sport that has thus far been marginalised from Olympic inclusion, squash has enjoyed good exposure this past year. Featuring at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires and with the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) YouTube channel most recently hitting 100,000 subscribers, the global reach of squash is