The Big Read (Paralympics)

Dame Kelly Holmes: Crossing the void


altBy Dame Kelly Holmes - 24 March 2009

Nothing, but nothing, will ever compare with the nerves and excitement I felt when I stood on the start line of my Olympic finals. But today, as I host the first of my new Trust's events for retiring athletes I do feel a certain sense of anticipation.

Tony Ward: Pays tribute to the great John Rodda





By Tony Ward - 17 March 2009

I was deeply saddened to read of the death of John Rodda (pictured), who wrote on athletics for the Guardian between 1960 and 1995. John was the doyen and most respected of athletics writers. His contacts with the sport were at the very highest level as those of us, on the other side of the fence as it were, all too frequently discovered.

John Steele: The funding decisions we have taken are right


By John Steele - 13 March 2009



The end of March signals the end of UK Sport’s Beijing cycle of investment and the beginning of the new Olympiad that takes us through to London 2012. The investment of the past four years has born incredible fruit, with the amazing Olympic and Paralympic success of Beijing accompanied by a shift in attitude and approach across the elite sports landscape.