British gymnast Louis Smith has put his retirement plans on hold and declared he wants to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.
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Monday 18 August 2008
Beth Tweddle narrowly missed out on winning another British gymnastics medal by finishing fourth in the uneven bars final.
Monday 18 August 2008
It may seem like a trinket compared to the sackful of golden bullion that has come Britain's way here but the bronze medal won by 19-year-old gymnast Louis Smith yesterday stands out as an invaluable artefact for his sport.
Friday 15 August 2008
Yang Wei wiped away eight years of frustration to become only the second Chinese man to capture the all-around gymnastics title at the Olympics yesterday.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
Monday 11 August 2008
What's your favourite Olympic sport? For me, it has long been weightlifting. There is one obvious problem with weightlifting of course: It's as dodgy as hell in the drugs' department.
Saturday 02 August 2008
The British gymnast Beth Tweddle, whose career has been punctuated by injuries, has been all but ruled out of two events at this month's Olympic Games.
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Two female Chinese gymnasts, including a gold-medal favourite, might be too young to participate in the Beijing Olympics. Several online records and reports show He Kexin, the host nation's top competitor on uneven bars, and Jiang Yuyuan might not yet be 16, the minimum age for Olympic eligibility for gymnastics. Both were chosen for China's team last week.
Sunday 22 June 2008
Friday 09 May 2008
Gordon Brown and Wendy Alexander, Labour's leader in Scotland, have been taunted by political opponents over their split on whether Scotland should hold an early referendum on securing independence from the United Kingdom.
Bonachela Dance Company, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London<br />Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Barbican, London
Sunday 24 February 2008
Friday 19 May 2006
Sunday 09 April 2006
Tuesday 20 September 2005
Friday 15 July 2005
Thursday 26 August 2004
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