Michael Rutter - seen here in 2008 at Blackhill - is hoping to equal Joey Dunlop's tally of 13 wins on Saturday. Picture credit: Gavan Caldwell
IN A a car, 70mph is a ‘hairy enough’ experience. Now, imagine travelling at speeds at almost treble that along public roads – on two wheels, not four. All this week, bike fans have been descending in their thousands to the North Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland to watch some of Britain and Ireland’s most talented motorbike riders do battle, writes Jason Craig from the Belfast Telegraph media centre.
Everyone has heard of the Isle of Man TT races, but less so the North West 200. The two races vary greatly; the former is against the clock, whereas the latter is against one another, like MotoGP if you will. Continue reading
FORMER MOB boss, Michael Franzese takes questions from attendees at the Play The Game 2009 world sport conference, including journalists, academics, and members of the general public.
MIKE MCNAMEE, a highly respected lecturer at Swansea University, where he is Professor of Applied Ethics, will be speaking at the Humber Theatre later on today at 16:30pm. McNamee is also a published author, with his most recent work, ‘Ethics, Dis/Ability and Sports’, linked to the subject he will be tackling at the Play The Game world sport conference, in a talk entitled: ‘Oscar Pistorius as Para/Olympian: difference, equity and slippery slopes’. Pistorius is the double-amputee record holder in the 100, 200 and 400m. After being initially banned from competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the decision was reversed unanimously by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, stating that the ban be “revoked with immediate effect”, writes James Osbourne.
WILLIAM GALLIARD gives his thoughts on money in sport, and what this can mean for the future, with reference to the financial impact on football, and profits.
Ray Ranson, CCFC's "saviour" who helped the club avoid administration
DR. JOHN Beech believes that too many football clubs of this era have become too dependent on a “benefactor” to bankroll their funds and feels many have become too dependent on their owner’s finances, writes Steven Carpenter. Continue reading