Column: Inspirational stories behind athletic achievement
I love the Olympics - to me, it is the greatest show on earth. Forget the Premiership, European Championships, and Rugby League’s Four Nations. You can keep them.
Unlike some other walks of life, athletes are just like you and me.
They haven’t been born with a silver spoon in their mouth or a sense of entitlement – they are ordinary, down-to-earth folk, who have worked hard in life but have achieved the extraordinary.