Sporting Rivalries

SUMMER OLYMPICS

Next up in our Sporting Rivalries Series is the Summer Olympics.

The Olympics are the pinnacle of an athletes’ career and the headline act in any sport fan’s calendar. The schedule of an athlete will often revolve around the Olympics, ensuring that the games see the very best sport stars from around the globe competing at their absolute peak. With four years of preparation all boiling down to a single performance, the sporting stakes could not be higher than at the Summer Olympics where rivalries are often intense, sometimes controversial and always compelling.  The core of the Olympic values is respect, shining through in many of the rivalries, but not so much in others.

Seb Coe v Steve Ovett (Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984)

Two of the finest track athletes, Seb Coe and Steve Ovett, that Britain has ever produced reached their peak at the exact same time and happened to compete in...

Next up in our Sporting Rivalries Series is the Summer Olympics.

The Olympics are the pinnacle of an athletes’ career and the headline act in any sport fan’s calendar. The schedule of an athlete will often revolve around the Olympics, ensuring that the games see the very best sport stars from around the globe competing at their absolute peak. With four years of preparation all boiling down to a single performance, the sporting stakes could not be higher...

Next up in our Sporting Rivalries Series is the Summer Olympics.

The Olympics are the pinnacle of an athletes’ career and the headline act in any sport fan’s calendar. The schedule of an athlete will often revolve around the Olympics, ensuring that the games see the very best sport stars from around the globe...

Next up in our Sporting Rivalries Series is the Summer Olympics.

The Olympics are the pinnacle of an athletes’ career and the headline act in any sport fan’s calendar. The schedule of an athlete will often revolve around the Olympics, ensuring that the games...


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