The XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are now well underway in what are reported to be some of the coldest and most treacherous conditions yet for a Games to be held in. Great Britain’s darling of short track speed skating and current World Champion, Elise Christie, agonisingly crashed out of the 500m final today meaning Great Britain’s wait for its first medal continues. View Full Post
New Year, New Rules: the Introduction of Video Assistant Referees in English Football. A Happy New Year to all our readers. The New Year is traditionally a time to get into shape and commit to new resolutions and it would appear the FA is no different by confirming that Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system technology would be utilised for the first time in last night’s FA Cup 3rd round match between Brighton and Crystal Palace and in one of the Carabao Cup semi-final ties and the subsequent final. View Full Post
The Ashes – Jimmy Anderson & Momentum Swing Down Under – Test Match Cricket at its Greatest Sports Shorts has previously covered the topics of both Test Match cricket generally and the introduction of Day/Night matches to the international arena. These articles focussed on the difficulties of ensuring Test Match cricket remains relevant and attractive in the modern era of sports consumption and participation where the common theme appears to be less equals more (fan engagement, player participation). View Full Post
2017 Autumn Internationals – Yet more games for elite rugby players. This weekend sees the opening of World Rugby’s Autumn International window where the top teams from both the Northern and Southern hemisphere will do battle in various ‘friendlies’ in order to better their standing in the World Rankings. Rugby has become increasingly professional over the last decade as a result of which there is a greater demand to see the best teams go head to head in an already congested season. View Full Post
Tim Cahill – A celebration too far? Picture the scene. It is the 109th minute in extra time of a decisive World Cup Qualifying Play Off. You are captaining your country against a team fuelled by the dream of reaching a World Cup in what would be extraordinary circumstances given the turmoil that the nation has faced throughout its campaign. View Full Post
Chris Froome wins the Vuelta a España but does he get the plaudits he deserves? A review of yesterday morning’s sports pages revealed turmoil at Crystal Palace (Frank De Boer subsequently became the Premier League’s first  managerial casualty of the season after only 77 days in charge), continuing debate over Sadio Mane’s red card and analysis of a convincing Series win for the English cricket team‎ over the West Indies, leading many to consider them favourites ahead of this winter’s Ashes Tour of Australia. View Full Post