Tag Archive for Sport

Sport’s New Strategy

Lord McConnell

      With the final whistle minutes away, Scotland were within touching distance of the Rugby Union World Cup semi-final, the only northern hemisphere team still in contention. But in those last two agnonising minutes Australia scored a controversial penalty to take the semifinal place. Scotland played like heroes and silenced those that had…

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…

The EU and Sport: kicking it off

Baroness Young

The EU and sport probably aren’t two things that are often thought of together but a Committee which I chair has spent the past few months considering just that. The Lisbon Treaty gave the EU for the first time a formal competence to act in the field of sport. It is a limited competence and…