What is the toughest Olympic Sport? | Burning Questions

Several Olympic sports lay claim to being the toughest. The technicality of speed skating, the skill of figure skating, the bravery of ski jumping. But there are few sports on the planet that are as notoriously tough as the dreaded biathlon. (BURNING QUESTIONS – WHAT IS THE TOUGHEST OLYMPIC SPORT?) Combining gruelling cross-country skiing with shooting – No, it’s not […]

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Fighting for new blood – Inner-city cricket: the state of play

To fight for the attention of the sporting public in a crowded market, cricket is trying to evolve With participation dwindling too, the ECB has put in place several projects such as All Stars Cricket for five-to-eight-year-olds, a women’s Soft Ball Festival and a new city-based tournament scheduled for 2020 to address those slumps. While its mooted format is controversial, […]

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Doping in sport: why it can’t be stopped | The Economist

Doping in sport: why it can’t be stopped | The Economist

It was one of sport’s darkest episodes A much bigger scandal with Russian athletes than we knew Following the Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014… …Russia was proved to have carried out… …a vast state-sponsored doping operation Conspiracy to conceal positive tests Widespread doping by Russian athletes at the Sochi Olympics I don’t think anyone was expecting the gravity… …in terms […]

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