Punishing Putin – He’d Better Get Used to It

Paul Knott / December 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM 79 views

Kremlin spokesmen have described Russia’s banning from the 2018 Winter Olympics as a “humiliation”. For once, they are telling the truth. They should try to get used to the pressure because the underlying fragility of President Putin’s regime could soon…

Sexism and Racism Still Dominate World Athletics

Paul Knott / September 7, 2016 at 11:00 PM 322 views

I watched Caster Semenya win the 800 metres at the Weltklasse athletics meeting in Zurich last week and was troubled by the reaction to her victory. Semenya’s lap of honour took much longer than the race, as she basked in…