Sailing

Apr 26, 2014 12:37pm

To anyone who witnessed the superhuman effort required by Ben Ainslie to grasp victory from the jaws of defeat and sail his boat Rita to his fourth successive gold medal off the Weymouth coast in August, his decision to retire from Olympic...

Apr 26, 2014 12:39pm

In the weeks before these Games, the West Yorkshire brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee dreamed of crossing the line together in the triathlon, though they knew the Olympic rules prevented such a finish. As it turned out they both found a way to...

Apr 26, 2014 12:40pm

Athletics is always labelled the blue riband event of an Olympic Games, and in the case of London 2012 the billing was entirely justified. Although rowing and cycling sent a wave of excitement across the nation during the first week, it was the...

Apr 26, 2014 12:41pm

At the end of six thrilling and at times ill-tempered days of high-class Finn sailing a fourth gold medal for Ben Ainslie on the Weymouth waters was testimony above all to the racing heart of this grand Olympic veteran. Ainslie has now edged past...

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