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Thursday 30 June 2011
Two weeks on from his war of words with Charles van Commenee, Phillips Idowu has another confrontation on his hands. The dispute between the world triple jump champion and the head coach of UK Athletics about the circumstances of Idowu's withdrawal from the European Team Championships has yet to be resolved.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
The International Olympic Committee will not intervene further in the financial dispute that has engulfed the London 2012 organisers, the body's president, Jacques Rogge, said yesterday.
Friday 11 March 2011
The British Olympic Association last night announced it has taken its financial dispute with London 2012 directly to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to settle.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
IOC president Jacques Rogge is to tell Iran that the London 2012 Olympics logo is not racist.
Monday 07 February 2011
Police in Switzerland looking for missing twin girls whose father apparently committed suicide searched Lake Geneva today.
Saturday 29 January 2011
When Edward Nassar asked General Bernard Law Montgomery to sign his autobiography, "Monty" invited the Lebanese collector to his English home. "The front door opened and there was a long corridor in front of me. And there were 20 oil paintings on the wall. And they were all of Montgomery! All 20 of them! There was Montgomery with Eisenhower, Montgomery with Churchill, Montgomery, Montgomery, Montgomery..."
Thursday 23 December 2010
Few singers can boast of a career lasting more than 65 years; Hugues Cuénod was one who could, but the Swiss tenor was in every way an extraordinary artist. Fluent in six languages, he had an unusually wide range of sympathies spanning four centuries, from Dowland, Monteverdi and Bach, to Berg, Honegger and Stravinsky, encompassing every type of vocal music from café chantant to oratorio. Equally at home putting across popular songs with Jane Laquien, as the duo "Bob et Bobette", or singing Satie's Socrate in the salon of the Princesse de Polignac, he had not one but several careers, as concert singer, recitalist, musical-comedy artiste, teacher and as a superb operatic character tenor. These careers overlapped each other, but after the Second World War the character tenor became the most important and successful.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
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Friday 30 July 2010
In the centre of St Austell there is a mural displaying some of the most notable sons and daughters of the Cornish town. Next to images of Daphne du Maurier, Nigel Martyn and John Nettles is one of Jemma Simpson. The 26-year-old has appeared as an extra on Neighbours and been on the set of The Da Vinci Code but it is fair to say that in the wider world beyond the Tamar Bridge, she has yet to make a name for herself as a leading lady.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
The name of Philippe Braunschweig may be less familiar than the name of his creation, but that is a measure of its success. The Prix de Lausanne, which he founded in 1973, has been a major signpost in the career of many great ballet dancers; past winners who have gone on to become international stars include Carlos Acosta, Darcey Bussell and Diana Vishneva.
Thursday 08 July 2010
Lord Foster has pointed out that he is not a nom-domiciled UK resident and has never sought "non-dom" status, his letter setting out his position is here.
Tuesday 29 June 2010
The three children of a wealthy electronics engineer lost a High Court feud with their stepmother today over a £1.8 million cash transfer a few months before his death.
Saturday 05 June 2010
Asafa Powell continued his impressive early-season form by cruising to 100 metres victory in 9.72sec at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo last night.
Saturday 05 June 2010
Over the years, any number of artists, writers and film-makers have laid out their visions for the future of the world in which they were living. In the late 1940s, in an almost uncanny anticipation of what was to come, George Orwell penned his account of a land blighted by pervasive government surveillance, with the classic novel 1984. In 1981, the director John Carpenter gave us the sci-fi action movie Escape From New York, in which the city had been transformed into one big maximum security prison. And who could forget Prince's worldwide hit "1999", in which "the sky was all purple" and there were "people running everywhere".
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