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2000 Olympics: Cathy Freeman’s golden moment

2000 Olympics: Cathy Freeman’s golden moment

2000 Summer Games Host: Sydney, Australia Medal table winner: United States of America     Held between September 15th and October 1st, the 2000 games saw the Olympics return to Australia for the first time in 44 years. The country’s most famous city trumped Manchester and Beijing in the bidding process to recreate the honour […]

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Lampard has saved his MLS career

Lampard has saved his MLS career

Just two months ago, Frank Lampard’s ‘American Dream’ appeared firmly on the ropes. The English midfielder had hoped for a quiet end to his career with a spell in the States, but received quite the opposite. However, it appears in recent weeks that Lampard has turned his fortunes around. It’s proven a resurgence that has […]

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1996 Olympics: Centenary celebrations

1996 Olympics: Centenary celebrations

1996 Summer games Host: Atlanta, United States of America  Medal table winner: United States of America       Held between July 19th and August 4th, the 1996 games saw the centenary celebrations of the modern Olympic games. As the last tournament in the 20th century, Atlanta was chosen as the city to hark back […]

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Chris Froome deserves greater credit

Chris Froome deserves greater credit

This week saw Chris Froome seal his third Tour de France title in style. With his arms around the Team Sky squad down the Champs-Elysees, there was little doubting that the Brit deserved the victory. In fact, the confirmation of the hat trick went a long way in asserting his dominance of cycling’s toughest competition. […]

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1992 Olympics: Spanish sporting spirit

1992 Olympics: Spanish sporting spirit

1992 Summer Games Host: Barcelona, Spain Medal table winner: Olympic unified team   Held between July 25th and August 9th, the 1992 games saw Spain host as the Olympic carnival shuffled towards the new millennium. With the Iberian nation hosting the games for the very first time, Barcelona proved the hub of a successful albeit […]

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Allardyce is the right man for England

Allardyce is the right man for England

From Fabio Capello to Sam Allardyce in four years, it certainly doesn’t look great on paper. Nonetheless, the FA have spoken and the ex-Sunderland boss will now become the next manager of England. It’s been a quick turn-around since Roy Hodgson’s shameful resignation at the European Championships, but haste was a necessity. Many fans have […]

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How Portugal conquered Europe

How Portugal conquered Europe

Having whimpered out of the group stages with not a single win to their name and a defence that couldn’t keep out Iceland or Hungary, it’s fair to say Portugal were far from fancied to win Euro 2016. However, in one of the quirkiest rises to glory in the history of an international tournament, Cristiano […]

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Messi’s Argentina retirement is shameful

Messi’s Argentina retirement is shameful

In Argentina, the retirement age for men is 65 years. Nonetheless, Lionel Messi has decided to end his services for his country at just 29-years-old. On the back of defeat to Chile in the Copa America final, the Barcelona superstar has turned his back on international football. It’s proven a decision that has divided Argentina […]

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Euro 2016 Group Stage Overview (Part 2)

Euro 2016 Group Stage Overview (Part 2)

  Having sunk my teeth into the teams comprising groups A, B and C, it’s time to complete my overview of Euro 2016’s gripping group stage…   Group D Croatia (8/10): The tournament’s dark horses have certainly lived up to the billing by overcoming Spain to top the group. With Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric […]

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Euro 2016 Group Stage Overview (Part 1)

Euro 2016 Group Stage Overview (Part 1)

  After nearly a fortnight of relentless international football, the end of the group stage marks a two-day breather from the persistent drama. The tournament has already seen shocks, screamers, late winners and heartbreak galore. Before the knockout rounds commence and the juggernauts lock horns, lets look back and assess the competition thus far:   […]