An occasion harking back to ancient times, the London 2012 Olympics will feature 26 sports and a total of 302 separate events. New events are added at every Games; while fresh sports are introduced, the less fortunate (or perhaps less popular, or more arcane) are shown the door. The least successful of all have been
Much as I love my job promoting all corners of the world, and take the chance to travel abroad whenever the opportunity arises, I am passionate about being British and would be hard-pushed to live anywhere else. Okay, so the weather can be challenging, but there’s nothing more character-forming than an outdoor picnic in conditions
Would you prefer to attend the Olympics in London, with the potentially dire weather, huge crowds and transport system melt-down – plus the impossible task of obtaining tickets at a reasonable cost – or the Nemean Games in Greece in an ancient stadium dating back to 2,300 BC, bathed in the warmth of a Greek
On Sunday 13 May, Steph and I found ourselves doing a marathon. Not the annual London run, although we were in London, but an Olympic Games-themed Trekathon, which saw us zigzagging across the city on foot. The London Stadia Trekathon is the creation of our client Discover Adventure, a specialist organiser of trekking and cycling
Helena and I have started our training regime for the one-day, 26-mile London Stadia Trekathon, taking in the sites of the 2012 Olympics, that the two of us are undertaking on 13 May. We are treating it seriously – investing in incredibly comfortable (but not at all stylish) footwear and a pedometer, and setting off
The host for the 2016 Olympics will be announced this evening at 1800 BST. The four contenders are Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. I’m torn between the passionate bid of Rio de Janeiro and the green, logical approach of Tokyo. If Rio’s bid wins it will be the first time for the Games
Hot off the press from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) – golf is set to join the Olympics from 2016 onwards after a 112 year absence. The big question is if the big guns in the sport will be bothered to show up, is an Olympic gold medal enough of an enticement and has it become a world game?