Posts tagged with ‘Olympic’

Cavendish Wins Milan-San Remo; but how’d you know?

March 22, 2009

Mark Cavendish wins by 11cm over 185km! Gazzetta della sport run the race and have a Mario Cippollini interview here.  Websites and news agencies across the globe are full of Cavendish’s win but in Britain it’s a 15 second radio item and well-buried articles on the BBC etc.  Most UK news even forgets to mention […]

So Far Ahead – Beryl Burton

January 16, 2009

Following GB cycling’s successes at the recent 2008 olympics and world championships, I was reminded about the accomplishments of Beryl Burton who died early over 10 years ago. It seems that in any sphere of human endeavour there is always one person who is head and shoulders better than anyone else.  We had the domination […]

One More Shot at the Warrington Cycle Campaign

August 18, 2008

With the recent (overwhelming) successes by our cyclists at this years Olympics, one would think that this would spur even more people to get on a bike, lose a bit of flab, save a bit of money or even aspire to higher things. For all those new starters, there are one or two obstacles to […]

Georgia, the Pipelines and The Marx Brothers

August 14, 2008

My previous post, just before I went on a short break, warned that the Olympics might become a side-show in a widening chain of events.  This has turned out to be true.  My quotation from the Buddhist monk, Nichiren Daishonin, could now really have the word land exchanged for the more relevant world. If the […]

Georgia: Disaster looms for the West while it Watches the East

August 9, 2008

If the nation is destroyed and people’s homes are wiped out, then where can one flee for safety? If you care anything about your personal security, you should first of all pray for order and tranquillity throughout the four quarters of the land, should you not? – Nichiren Daishonin / On Establishing the Correct Teaching […]