Sport in London

The best of British passion to leave lasting legacy

The best of British passion to leave lasting legacy

It has been a fabulous fortnight and more. I have enjoyed every bit of these Games, not only savouring the athletic endeavours but also the grand venues, which provided an aura of magnificence to the entire extravaganza.

Monday, 13 August, 2012, 9:13pm

Sebastian Coe's next prize could well be IOC's top job

Sebastian Coe's next prize could well be IOC's top job

Legend has it that the London 2012 Olympic bid came about over a morning cup of coffee in the canteen of the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland some nine years ago.

12 Aug 2012 - 9:28pm

For openers, we're left with a rather empty feeling

The bombastic London 2012 opening ceremony is continuing to cause many a wrinkled brow in international online lecture rooms, where a global army of sinologists are earnestly debating the differences between Danny Boyle's extravaganza and Zhang Yimou's jaw-dropper four years ago - more so after London mayor Boris Johnson said his city's curtainraiser had 'knocked spots off' Beijing 2008's first

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sleepless Chelsea youths have Munich on their minds

Chelsea Reserves manager Dermot Drummy was hoping Lucas Piazon and his teammates would be playing with a smile on their faces today at the HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

FA Cup final looks likely to be cagey, low-scoring affair

Chelsea v Liverpool in tonight's FA Cup final has both a sense of the conventional and the unfamiliar. They are two of the most decorated clubs in the competition's long history and come from the Premier League's dominant big six, yet strangely enough this is the first time they have met in the final.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am


All eyes will be on London this summer as the British capital hosts the 2012 Olympic Games.

New hotels are under construction, with more than 4,500 extra rooms expected to be completed by July, and improved transport links and new facilities such as shopping malls, especially in east London, will benefit locals and visitors over the long term.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Difficult to see how QPR can stop United's charge

A month ago, when Manchester City led neighbours United by two points, it seemed inconceivable the English Premier League title race would be virtually decided by early April. What was a three-horse race, until Tottenham dropped away, now looks likely to turn into a triumphal procession for United.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Abramovich puzzle becomes deeper with each manager

'A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma' - Winston Churchill's famous quote about Russia's intentions in the second world war as easily applies now to the actions of Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch whose plan for Chelsea is far from clear.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Chelsea no longer part of Premier League's duopoly

Chelsea and Manchester United have dominated the English Premier League championship for so long that it seems strange only one of the teams are in the title hunt as they go into tomorrow's showdown at Stamford Bridge.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Balance of power puts the focus on Man City v Spurs

At the start of the season Arsenal v Manchester United would have been the pick of tomorrow's Super Sunday showdowns in the English Premier League, but such has been the shift in the balance of power that the more significant match is Manchester City v Tottenham.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

No beating about the Bush for Hughes at QPR

Things are likely to get worse before they get better as new manager Mark Hughes tries to turn around the Asian-owned Queens Park Rangers.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

United, Gunners turn to old hands hoping for miracles

'Out with the old, in with the new' is the traditional refrain associated with the new year in England, but clearly it has been lost on Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Chelsea and ailing Gunners move into the EPL spotlight

The match-of-the-weekend focus switches from Manchester to London tonight as Chelsea host Arsenal in the latest clash between teams from the Premier League's big six, although it's not quite set up in the way most people would have expected at the start of the season.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

East London ready to rise from the ashes

Staging a large-scale multi-sports event like the Olympics costs billions of pounds and therefore promoting a legacy value is one of the best ways to convince taxpayers their money is being well-spent.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Blues will be up against it, trying to contain United

The Manchester United juggernaut was halted in Europe with a midweek Champions League draw at Benfica, but on domestic form they rate a good bet in tomorrow's showdown against Chelsea.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am