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.
Certain athletes evoke a particular charm whenever they step out onto the field or court. Some legends simply operate in a different space-time continuum, exhibiting a unique blend of skill and guile that takes the breath away. Some are hardy, tough bastards while others glide as if their bodies were not
He may have everything stacked against him, but St Mary's University athlete Ted Ntibazonkiza has his sights firmly trained on the ultimate goal — representing Great Britain at the Olympic Games. After attending the same secondary school and the same university as Mo Farah, can Ted take his career to the next level
Great Britain's national team are confident heading into the IIHF 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship Division 1A tournament this week in Budapest. It wasn't 10 minutes into my conversation with head coach Pete Russell before he likened Team GB's chances of finishing top-two in the tournament with Leicester City's formidable and unlikely
Ahead of the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, we spoke to three-time British national champion Phillip Harris about his rise to the pinnacle of the sport. The 28-year-old Blackpool native was stranded in a London airport with an unexpected moment to reflect, eagerly waiting for details on his delayed
Michael Jordan knew a fair bit about winning. And it was the great Chicago Bulls shooting guard who declared: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” For Chris Adcock, these words could scarcely be more pertinent. Ranked seventh in world badminton, the 28-year-old heads to April’s Commonwealth Games as