In a multi-record breaking event, marred by controversy over the technology of the new swimsuits, the final day of the 2009 World Aquatics Championships featured a fairly typical line-up for the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay. Aside from Australia replacing Canada, and Brazil in place of Italy, the event could very well have been…

IBU Biathlon World Championship Under Way

The Biathlon World Championship got underway this weekend in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and what an eventful start it's been. The weekend began with the news that three members of the Russian team had been banned following failed drugs tests, two from the women's and one from the men's events, all very strong contenders. In addition,…

In Preparation for the Bionilympics

Hard to believe that Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter, has won his appeal to trial for the upcoming Beijing Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned a ban imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations, after the latter said his carbon fibre blades give him a mechanical advantage. Essentially the ruling rests on…

Pursuing the Fabled Maximum

The World Snooker Championship this year has certainly been entertaining. Newcomer Liang Wenbo's marathon 13-12 victory over Joe Swail proved to be a tense finish after the youngster made a number of rash errors (deserved of his "Kamikaze Kid" nickname) to allow Joe Swail to creep back from 12-8. Should he win the competition he…

Gołota Back on Form

Caught a replay of Andrzej Gołota's title fight with Mike Mollo from back in January last night on Eurosport. The derby (both boxers Chicago residents) went the distance, with Gołota taking some punishment from Mollo's right hand leaving him with an eye that always looked like it could cause the fight to end. Nevertheless, Mollo…