Tag Archive for Olympics

Sport, sport and more sport

Lord Soley

Having been wowed by all the Olympics and now by Murray I have to say the British are suddenly a sporting nation again. Whoopee!! But as someone who is profoundly ignorant about sport can anyone tell me who the British women were who won the grand slam in the US? I have been assuming that…

The Olympics

Lord Soley

I am not great on sports – I tend to like lonesome activities like hill walking but I thought the Olympics were a great success. From the stunning opening ceremony to the closing ‘party’ and all the activities in between it really did show all the strengths of the UK. Few other countries could replicate…

Sarah Attar – the Saudi Olympic runner

Lord Soley

I was delighted to see Sarah Attar competing for Saudi. Why? Because she is the first woman to compete for Saudi Arabia but she had to wear a hijab. She came last but as the first woman to take part for the Saudi team she has set an important precedent and I suspect with her…

Murray mints gold.

Baroness Lister of Burtersett

I never thought that my second blog would be about sport.  But as a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tennis (couch-potato division), I wanted to mark Andy Murray’s achievements at the Olympics.  I was lucky enough to be cheering him on on Murray’s Mount (surely no longer Henman Hill?) on Sunday and…