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Sporting Chameleon end-of-year awards 2009

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WHEN December rolls around many newspapers, magazines, television shows, etc produce a list of who sank or swam in that year.

The Sporting Chameleon, far from producing any original content, will do the same. Read the rest of this entry »

Onions saves England despite inability

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ENGLAND escaped with a draw on Sunday from the first test against South Africa.

They were indebted to Paul Collingwood and Graham Onions’ 19-ball last wicket partnership, after a collapse from 205-4 to 218-9.

Onions, though by no means the world’s worst batsmen, bats at number 11 very much on merit.

Watching tailenders bat is a spectacle unrivalled in international sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Bolt’s dominance rebuilds athletics’ reputation

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USAIN BOLT picked up his second gold medal at the World Athletics Championship yesterday with a dominant performance in the 200m.

This was also Bolt’s second world record of the event, his 19.19sec following a 9.56sec in the 100m.

In any other sport Bolt’s dominance would be boring.

But instead he has saved athletics. Read the rest of this entry »

Gender bender row overshadows gold medal

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SOUTH African teenager Caster Semenya strode to glory at the World Athletics Championship on Wednesday with a brilliant 800m performance.

Usain Bolt equally dominated the 100m and 200m.

Bolt was immediately lauded as an icon, one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Semenya is derided as a man, running in a female event. Read the rest of this entry »