Monthly Archives: May 2010

Making the cut…Spending cuts announced for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Wenlock and Mandeville, the Olympic and Paralympic mascots, were unveiled last week. The one-eyed creations are said to have been created from the last drops of steel left over from the construction of the final support girder for the Olympic Stadium: A creative idea, not a money-saving one. It is little more than coincidence that [...]

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Stoking the Fire…Ben Stokes is taking cricket by storm

Times Online have called him “one of the most startling talents to emerge in the English game”, Durham Head Coach, Geoff Cook said “he’s genuinely extraordinary”, Richard Cramer, FrontRow Legal described him as having “the potential to develop into one of the country’s top all-round cricketers” … is it a bird…is it a plane… Ben [...]

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Third Wheel…Lance Armstrong accused of using performance enhancing drugs

Seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has been accused of using performance enhancing drugs by his former team-mate, Floyd Landis in a series of emails sent to officials at USA cycling and the International Cycling Union according to the Wall Street Journal. Pat McQuaid, head of UCI, cycling’s governing body believes that Landis [...]

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Republished Bebo Pictures – No Privacy Laws Broken !

Loaded Print Bebo ‘pin-up’ Pictures of a 15 year old But No Privacy Law Broken. The wonders of social networking sites are yet again, arguably, being outweighed by the negative turns it can take on people’s lives.  Pictures, originally uploaded in 2006 onto Bebo, of a then 15 year old girl were published by Loaded [...]

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Slip up may cost England World Cup bid

Much has been made by the state of the turf at Wembley in recent months. In the FA cup semi-final Tottenham fell victim to the surface when Michael Dawson slipped in his attempt to block a shot from Portsmouth’s Frederic Piquionne – a shot which fired the south coast club into the final. The final [...]

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Race Stewards sore over O’Brien’s lame excuse

Horse racing trainer Aidan O’Brien has been referred to the British Horseracing Authority in London under Rule B83. Following Cape Blanco’s impressive win in the Totesport Dante on Thursday, racecourse rumours were rife that the Derby second favourite was lame and television pictures appeared to show that the colt was stiff. Race stewards acted to [...]

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“Pac-man” packs the punches in politics

Manny Pacquiao hangs up his alias “Pac-man” and starts his fight for his country as a “congressman” for the start of the 15th Congress of the Philippines. It is believed that Manny Pacquiao, already master of the boxing ring in 7 different weight divisions, a professional actor and singer, a military reservist and a married [...]

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Could the new Government cause the Olympics to swap their rings of fire for the economy option?

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport states that, amongst many other things, they want to “improve the country’s sporting system”, by effectively providing coordination and significant funding to various non-departmental public bodies, such as UK Sport. The UK has experienced a turbulent few days in the world of politics, but with the new cabinet [...]

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