The quadruple gold and silver medal Olympic champion opens his campaign in the 40-foot catamarans in Singapore next month
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Monday 09 July 2012
As a second of the new MOD 70-foot trimarans suffered damage to an underwater foil, the new leader of the Krys Ocean Race from New York to Brest, Yann Guichard’s Spindrift, rattled off 639.9 miles in 24 hours.
Sunday 08 July 2012
A wet and windy opening 24 hours saw Sidney Gavignet and Brian Thompson, so full of modest ambition before the start, leading the new 70-foot trimaran class in Oman Sail across the Atlantic from New York to Brest in the Krys Ocean Race.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Tim Cahill is considering leaving Everton for a new challenge in the Middle East having already rejected a multi-million move to Saudi Arabia.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Back into the cut and thrust of boat-on-boat racing, Brian Thompson this weekend was watching his new boat take to the water. It is in sharp contrast to a career often spent beating the clock or beating his brains out on his own.
Friday 11 May 2012
Whether you want a beach holiday, a bustling city break or a desert adventure, the unique destination of the Sultanate of Oman can provide it all
Wednesday 02 May 2012
Not just another revival of a venerable old staging but its 25th showing in the 50th year of director John Copley's work at the Royal Opera House. They served up a cake and a vintage cast for the occasion - and the snow fell once more on the Latin Quarter swelling the Christmas Eve crowds at Cafe Momus.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
Senegal Football Association president Augustin Senghor has confirmed Newcastle duo Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse are in line to be chosen for his country's Olympic campaign.
Saturday 21 April 2012
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing articles and documents with intent to use them for terrorist purposes overseas.
Friday 20 April 2012
Britain’s Leigh McMillan completed an impressive four days to win the second event in the 2012 series of the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, China.
Thursday 19 April 2012
British Olympic sailor Leigh McMillan swept into the lead on the third day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta in Qingdao and Britain’s reigning world match racing champion, Ian Williams, pulled back up to third overall going into the final day.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
A solid start for Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team put them in third place at the end of the first day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta in Qingdao.
Friday 13 April 2012
First, it was Harrods and then Manchester City football club – now the Gulf is buying culture. Last week, the Royal Opera House (ROH) made its debut in the Gulf, in the culturally thirsty region of the UAE. I decided to pack my bags and head off to the Arab premiere of Beloved Friend at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, as part of the Abu Dhabi Festival.
Friday 16 March 2012
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Thursday 01 March 2012
Australia scored three goals in four minutes in the second half to beat Saudi Arabia 4-2 yesterday, dashing the Saudis' hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Monday 27 February 2012
Mark Cavendish clinched his first big win of the 2012 season and in his new Team Sky colours yesterday, when he easily outshone his rivals for a sprint victory in the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Classic, in Belgium.
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