Tag: sports

Out of the blocks

But what happens once the racing is over? By CHRISTINE PAUL. Swimming made her name but with a strict diet, rigorous training and no social life, Giaan Rooney struggled to stay afloat. Has her real life begun now her competitive career has ended?  

John Konrads

‘The Olympic gold medal, that’s the high of all highs. It’s an environment of everything you’ve always strived for. Pride, joy, and relief … a lot of relief’ The former Olympic swimmer opens up about his youth as an avid athlete, his rise to gold-medal fame, his 13-year stint at the top of L’Oréal Paris, and how he finally managed…

John Newcombe

His handlebar moustache was once rumoured to be insured for 13 million dollars and he used to hang out with George W. Bush. A close friendship between the two was revealed in the 2000 presidential election when a driving under the influence charge resurfaced and Bush explained it away by saying: “Yeah, but I was out with John Newcombe”. What…