Four years after Team GB’s success at London 2012, the British athletes exceeded their previous medal haul by reaching 66 medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday. Great Britain’s unprecedented performance in Brazil, surpassing China to second in the overall medal table, produced iconic … Continue reading
An epic double of 5,000m and 10,000m gold medals, a generation of aspiring youngsters doing the “Mobot” and a potential knighthood for Mo Farah; is this a throwback to the memories of London 2012? Of course not. We are 3 years on … Continue reading
Last night’s Sports Personality of the Year awards showed why 2012 has been a year that will long live in the memory. The huge success of Team GB at the Olympics and Paralympics rightly took centre stage as it was a summer that the British public will never forget.
It was a remarkable show, in stark contrast to the controversial ceremony that took place last year. The whole event was completely inspirational, especially as Martine Wright, who survived the London 7/7 bombings to play sitting volleyball at the Paralympics, told of her struggle to compete as she won the Helen Rollason award.
Every four years, the Olympic games gives us a moment of magic that we will never forget. A moment that, in the years to come, will be recalled by the millions who saw history being made. In Beijing 2008, Usain … Continue reading
Last night saw the most eagerly awaited race of London 2012 reach its climax and the 100m final did not disappoint. The four fastest men of all time lined up at the start for the first time in Olympic history, … Continue reading
It is hard to believe that London 2012 has already had two full days of Olympic competition and the special memories are already being made. Here are my personal favourites so far: Archery The Italian men’s team recorded a dramatic … Continue reading
Usain Bolt’s failure to win both the 100m and 200m finals at the Jamaican Olympic trials last week has become a major talking point in world athletics. The hero of the 2008 Beijing Olympics was completely outclassed by his Jamaican teammate … Continue reading
Last Sunday, I visited the Riverbank Arena at the Olympic Park to watch the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament. Even though the cold temperatures made the test event feel more a part of the Winter Olympics, there were still two men’s hockey matches to look … Continue reading
With only 100 days to go until the Olympic games begin Play with Flair is celebrating this milestone by looking back 100 years to the Olympic games in Stockholm 1912. This was the first Olympic games where competitors from all … Continue reading
As I’m based in the UK, I can safely say that there is a great buzz around as we prepare for London 2012. Organisers are even providing tourists with the Olympic Legends Map, if they weren’t already confused when walking about London.
All of the names on the map are rightly placed as legends of the game, but I’m excited about the man sitting on the basketball and tennis line (the black line) named Kobe Bryant.
He may have experienced some troubles in his private life recently, but this man is a living legend of the game. London 2012 will be only his second involvement with the USA team in an Olympic competition. His impact in Beijing 2008 was unquestionable as he helped Team USA win their Gold medal with a 15 point average.
Some in the NBA are beginning to question Kobe Bryant, as he is no longer one of the young talents in the game. Yet, he is still the most recognisable face of the LA Lakers and the amount that he has acheived in his 15 years as a professional shows that the talent of legends lasts forever.
See Kobe Bryant’s highlights from the Beijing 2008 final here: