SOMEWHERE OVER THE #RAINBOWLACES IS MARDI GRAS FAIR DAY

15 February 2017 Comments 2

The festivities kick-off for Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras this coming Sunday – and I’m delighted to say we’re there too!

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TOUR DE KRISTEN WINS THE RACE

7 February 2017 Comments 1

Later this month, I am speaking at the Crossing the Line Summit being put together by my good mate, Gearoid Towey.

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#AusOpen. Just WOW!

30 January 2017 Comments 2

I don’t know whether, like me, you caught the Australian Open tennis finals over the weekend.

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And we’ve got kick-off!

19 January 2017 Comments 0

I’m back from a summer break in Australia for the festive period – and glad to be so. Not just to be back in Europe and away from sweltering Sydney, but also to be back on deck for a new year. There’s so much to do!

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SKINS WATERCOOLER AWARDS FOR 2016

29 December 2016 Comments 1

I started these awards last year because so much happened in the world of sport that we at SKINS care very deeply about. After thinking that 2015 might be about as big as it could get in terms of sports corruption and governance, 2016 didn’t really give any respite – so here we are again!

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Farewell 2016

23 December 2016 Comments 1

2016 has been quite a year.

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Russia 2018 safe even if Mutko isn’t

19 December 2016 Comments 0

My previous post – on saying ‘nyet’ to Russia – was somewhat prescient.

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SAY ‘NYET’ TO RUSSIA!

6 December 2016 Comments 2

If you’ll excuse the pun, I’ve got some skin in the game of what I’m about to write about.

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Supporting the ‘Comeback Story’

28 November 2016 Comments 1

Earlier this month, we announced a new partnership with a sporting team. Nothing unusual in that. Brands like SKINS do it all the time.

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WANT TO DO SOMETHING GOOD IN NOVEMBER? BUY SKINS!

1 November 2016 Comments 2

I rarely, if ever, use my Watercooler blog to exhort you to buy SKINS gear.

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‘Big Sport’ not fit to investigate itself

25 October 2016 Comments 1

I don’t know about you but I’m fairly certain UK Athletics Chairman, Ed Warner, wouldn’t have made-up what he, as a minimum, thought he heard about Qatar paying bribes to land the 2017 IAAF world championships. Having said that, I am not saying that Seb Coe is not telling the truth; or, indeed, the other four witnesses the IAAF’s ethics board spoke with about the issue.

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WHO DO YOU TALK TO?

12 October 2016 Comments 2

I caught the end of a documentary on Tuesday evening on television in Australia. It’s called Man Up, put together by Gus Worland, a radio personality.

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ROB YOUNG TRANS-AMERICA RUN ATTEMPT

2 October 2016 Comments 24

As some readers are aware, earlier this year an athlete supported by SKINS, Rob Young of the UK, attempted a record Trans-America run attempt. He didn’t make it, pulling out of the attempt after 36 days citing an injury.

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While FIFA says racism is fixed, athletes in the US kneel

27 September 2016 Comments 3

There have been a few issues swirling around in recent weeks.

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PARALYMPICS IS ALL ABOUT ABILITY

14 September 2016 Comments 1

I promised I wouldn’t write for a while since my most recent stint of the ‘Olympic Series’ but it would be remiss of me not to mention the Paralympics. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to watch it as much as the Olympics Games. I was on holiday during the Olympics so I had the time and opportunity to watch; now I’m back at work with the usual busy schedule so it’s mainly highlights that I catch.

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RIO 2016: REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM – LET’S MAKE IT MORE THAN A SYMBOL

21 August 2016 Comments 2

The IOC does many things I do not approve of; I wrote about one yesterday. It also does things which are worthy of praise; I wrote about one last week. For my final Olympic blog, I want to talk about another positive initiative from the IOC – the Refugee Olympic Team.

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SOCHI 2014: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

20 August 2016 Comments 2

I care so deeply about the issue of LGBTI rights, especially amongst sportsmen and women, that earlier this year SKINS conducted a #RainbowLaces campaign in my home turf of Australia to raise awareness about homophobia in sport.

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BERLIN 1936, MEXICO CITY 1968, MUNICH 1972: OWENS, BEAMON, WOTTLE

19 August 2016 Comments 1

Today I highlight three Olympians, across 36 years, who demonstrate humility and dignity and have made me go “wow”.

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LONDON 1948: WE’VE COME A LONG WAY, BUT THERE’S STILL A LONG WAY TO GO

18 August 2016 Comments 0

I had tended to think of Dutch athlete, Fanny Blankers-Koen, simply in terms of considerable athleticism and her four Gold Medals at the London 1948 Olympic Games. But she was much more. She was a game-change in world athletics and, more importantly, for all women athletes.

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MELBOURNE 1956, SYDNEY 2000: BIGGER THAN JUST THE GAMES

17 August 2016 Comments 0

Many say that ‘sport and politics shouldn’t mix’, but they are more often than not inextricably tied. Sometimes the co-mingling of the two is actively sought. The Olympic Games is set against a backdrop of the social, cultural and political environment in the host country, the competing nations and the relationships between nations.

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