Looking around at the spectators yesterday at the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) competition being held in London's Olympic Park, I was clearly not the only middle-aged dad to have dragged along a child.
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Liam Morgan: Chris Froome and how suspicion continues to be prevailing response to sporting greatness
The level of suspicion which accompanies magnificent sporting feats these days was there for all to see after Chris Froome’s performance during a dramatic 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia.
Forty years ago this week, the World Cup finals began in Argentina.
One of the most exciting things about watching Italian track and field athletes is the excitement they generate among their own supporters.
Now here's a thing: for all the, er, developments of the past couple of years, Russia's pursuit of soft power through sport still appears to be going swimmingly.
Vasyl Lomachenko is a name which does not trip easily off the tongue but it has found its way to the lips of the boxing cognoscenti. They argue that the double Olympic and world amateur gold medal winner from Ukraine, a world professional champion at three weight divisions after only 12 fights, may now be the greatest of all time.
Nick Butler: Fake breakaways, prank calls and mock transfers among the best and worst practical jokes in sport
There was a great story told at the Giro d'Italia last week involving Australian and Belgian cyclists Adam Hansen and Tim Wellens.
Michael Pavitt: Plans for revamped Club World Cup providing more entertainment than existing tournament
Credit to Gianni Infantino. His plans for a revamped 24-team Club World Cup have already made the tournament far more entertaining than the existing one.
Ever since the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was declared non-compliant in November 2015, a question has ominously lingered over the sports movement; just how long can this go on?
The finishing touches have just been added to ‘’Olympic language’’, a new exhibition at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. It concentrates on the ‘’look‘’ of the Games which coordinates symbols, decoration of the stadium and even street signs.
Mike Rowbottom: A familiar sporting tale as Graves and ECB find a hundred ways to leave cricket lovers
Long ago, in another millennium, there was a weekly television show called The Word. It wasn't in the beginning - it actually started at 6pm on Fridays and then moved to a late-night slot.
Not all time is of equal value; this can - or should - have a bearing on the administration of justice.
Internationally renowned sports stars from Egypt are a bit thin on the ground, give or take the odd squash player or émigrés like Jaroslav Drobny, the exiled Czech who took temporary political refuge under the African nation's flag and won Wimbledon back in 1954.
A sporting performance which caught my eye more than any other over the weekend was a superb 800 metres time of 1min 47.50sec in Manchester, clocked by Great Britain's Max Burgin eight days before his 16th birthday.
The Baku 2015 band are almost back together, as the European Games prepares for the second leg of its tour around Europe - well, Eastern Europe.