Thomas Bartley

Wimbledon preparing to re-invite Russian and Belarusian players

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) could be braced to welcome the return of Russian and Belarusian players to Wimbledon, according to reports. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year, both Russian and Belarusian players were banned from competing in Wimbledon. The decision was however not welcomed by tennis’s...
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Posted Mar. 21, 2023

World Cup respite for a Haiti on the brink

The power of sport to unify and inspire is unmistakable. But what about for a country in the depths of despair, a nation that even the UN concludes is on the ‘verge of an abyss’? It is the contradiction that Haiti’s qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup presents. At...
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Posted Mar. 10, 2023

Athletics needs a boost, and a Netflix documentary could be it

At a recent indoor meet in Clermont-Ferrand in France, Sweden’s Armand Duplantis leaped to another pole vault world record feat. A sixth in the 23-year-old’s already illustrious career, it was yet another demonstration of his history-making excellence and dominance in the discipline. But did you hear about it? Probably not....
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Posted Mar. 4, 2023

What is going on in British gymnastics?

In June, the publication of an independent review into historic abuse in British Gymnastics rocked a sport fundamental to many of Team GB’s 21st-century Olympics success stories. Yet, nearly a year on from the publication of Anne Whyte KC’s damning conclusions, the sport has yet to get a grip on...
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Posted Feb. 26, 2023