Watching Volleyball in Iran means Jail if you are female, so no Volleyball in Iran now – #FreeGhoncheh

I wrote a couple of days ago about the utterly absurd case in Iran of a British citizen Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, being found guilty of spreading anti-regime propaganda and in fact all she had actually done was to attempt to go a watch a game of Volleyball, a sport that is apparently the exclusive preserve of men. … Read more

Claim: Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian of all time

So is Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian of all time? Well the problem here is how you define the term “Greatest”. Now please do not misunderstand where I am going with this, because last night, he did something truly amazing. With the help of his teammates in the 4x200m freestyle, he won his 19th Olympic … Read more

Study of Sports related products reveals … no evidence to support claims.

Yes, it is almost Olympic time, so obviously I have no idea what could have possibly inspired a team of researchers led by Dr Carl Heneghan of Oxford’s centre for evidence-based medicine to look into the claims made for sports related products. The BMJ has their study and it is entitled “Mythbusting sports and exercise products“. … Read more