It doesn’t seem that long ago since I wrote my first post for 2017 and mentioned the Rainbow Round of Sport that is on this coming weekend, April 6-9.
In the weekend just gone, SKINS commenced an exciting new partnership which is part of our investment in the future citizens of sport.
I’d like to introduce you to my latest venture. A podcast series that you can find here entitled Citizens of Sport, with the first one being with one of the most polarising figures in world sport – Lance Armstrong.
Recently the CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank, came under fire because of his lavish praise of US President, Donald Trump.
The festivities kick-off for Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras this coming Sunday – and I’m delighted to say we’re there too!
Later this month, I am speaking at the Crossing the Line Summit being put together by my good mate, Gearoid Towey.
I don’t know whether, like me, you caught the Australian Open tennis finals over the weekend.
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!
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!
My previous post – on saying ‘nyet’ to Russia – was somewhat prescient.
If you’ll excuse the pun, I’ve got some skin in the game of what I’m about to write about.
Earlier this month, we announced a new partnership with a sporting team. Nothing unusual in that. Brands like SKINS do it all the time.
I rarely, if ever, use my Watercooler blog to exhort you to buy SKINS gear.
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.
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.
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.
There have been a few issues swirling around in recent weeks.
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.
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.