Tag Archive for Olympics

Sport’s New Strategy

Lord McConnell

      With the final whistle minutes away, Scotland were within touching distance of the Rugby Union World Cup semi-final, the only northern hemisphere team still in contention. But in those last two agnonising minutes Australia scored a controversial penalty to take the semifinal place. Scotland played like heroes and silenced those that had…

A New Year’s Resolution worth keeping?

Lord Bates

In recent weeks images and stories of the Christmas truce in 1914 have offered us a reassuring flicker of humanity in a time of collective insanity. The Queen used her to Christmas message to the Commonwealth to speak movingly about truce referring to the Olympics and the wider potential of sport to bring about reconciliation. The truce…

What do we want from an Olympic legacy?

Baroness Valentine

Lord Harris of Haringey is currently conducting an inquiry into the Olympic legacy (The Committee on Olympic and Paralympic legacy). I suspect we all have very different ideas of what a good legacy would look like. The Government of course has come out one year on with some (difficult to substantiate or disprove) statistics proving…

Sport, sport and more sport

Lord Soley

Having been wowed by all the Olympics and now by Murray I have to say the British are suddenly a sporting nation again. Whoopee!! But as someone who is profoundly ignorant about sport can anyone tell me who the British women were who won the grand slam in the US? I have been assuming that…