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Sporting Chameleon end-of-year awards 2010

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BACK by popular demand and a few days late the Sporting Chameleon end-of-year awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Season finale shows UK like a bit of tennis

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THE ATP World Tour Finals in London seem to be widely acknowledged as a great success.

But with Andy Murray exiting the tournament via the Duckworth-Lewis method, along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, how will the competition fare as it reaches the knockout stages? Read the rest of this entry »

Polyurethane not suiting Phelps and co

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WORLD records galore have tumbled at the Swimming World Championships in Rome.

But the action has been overshadowed by the row about why all the records – 35 at the last count – have been falling.

Bodysuits made from 100% polyurethane (which I believe is also the main ingredient in a McNugget) have turned swimming into an equipment sport much like Formula 1.

To put it another way, if I was in a 100% polyurethane suit and Michael Phelps was in his birthday suit, I would have a decent chance of beating him.

But this is not the main swimsuit controversy in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

The good, the bad and Sue Barker

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A LONG overdue list for The Sporting Chameleon.

Quite simply the ten best and worst things of Wimbledon 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Steady on before celebrating like Mr Tickle in a blender

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I MUST admit I thought Rafael Nadal had made up his knee injury as an elaborate excuse as to why he lost his French Open crown.

But pulling out of Wimbledon would be taking the fable a tad too far, so it seems he probably is injured after all.

This isn’t good news – Nadal is a phenomenal tennis player and his rivalry with Roger Federer is one of the greatest things happening in any sport right now.

However Andy Murray has his chance of victory skyrocket after Nadal announced his disappearance from Murray’s half of the draw. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

June 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm