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Mike Rowbottom Chief Feature Writer

Mike Rowbottom, one of Britain's most talented sportswriters, covered the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics as chief feature writer for insidethegames, having covered the previous five summer Games, and four winter Games, for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian.

Mike Rowbottom

Recent articles by Mike

Lammers signs off with a goal as Dutch women maintain nation's World Cup fever with hockey gold

By Mike Rowbottom

The Dutch women celebrate after winning the Rabobank Hockey World Cup on home ground in The Hague with a 2-0 win over Australia ©AFP/Getty ImagesA day after orange celebrations were rampant in Brazil following The Netherlands'  5-1 win over football's defending World Cup champions Spain, Dutch sporting followers were able to acclaim another World Cup victory as their women's hockey side beat Australia 2-0 to earn gold medals which were presented by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.



Eaton makes Diamond League history as Felix returns to 200m heights

By Mike Rowbottom

Ashton Eaton, pictured winning world indoor gold this year, became the first decathlete to win an event at a Diamond League meeting in Oslo as he earned victory in the 400m hurdles  ©AFP/Getty ImagesAshton Eaton became the first victorious decathlete at an Diamond League meeting tonight as he earned victory in the 400 metres hurdles at the fifth of the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) 14 circuit events at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo -  where United States team-mate Allyson Felix won the 200m on her debut in the Norwegian capital.