Dare to Dream

It starts with a dream and a decision… Today Anthony Joshua defeated reigning olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle to take gold in the men’s super heavyweight boxing finals, having already beaten him the previous year in the world championships. What is fascinating and encouraging to me in equal measure is that, 4 years ago, Anthony had […]

Learn and Move On

I was surprised at the incredible bias of Steve Cram, Brendan Foster and John Inverdale, following Turkey’s Asli Cakir Alptekin’s gold medal win in the 1500m tonight. Apparently she had previously served a two-year suspension for doping after the 2004 world junior championships. Cram started the diatribe with “Well that might not be received – […]

Six of the Best

It doesn’t get much better than this – six gold medals for team GB on home turf. I’m exhausted just from watching it all on TV! It’s amazing to think that, 4 years ago, Jessica Ennis and her coach were sat on her sofa watching the Beijing Olympics, wondering whether they could make it happen […]

Tour De Force

Bradley Wiggins deservedly graces the pages of our newspapers this morning, having become the first Brit ever to win the Tour De France since its inception in 1903. This is a very special accolade because, for all the records that get broken, becoming the first to achieve something can never be taken away from you. […]

A Difference in Attitude

I met a friend for lunch today.  As we walked to Poole Quay and watched the Sunseeker Yachts idling gently past on the water, I was reminded of a pact we made with each other several years ago; that whoever became a millionaire first would take the other for lunch in Hong Kong. Today, full of […]