Wendy Bruce’s coach Kevin Brown

1992 Olympian Wendy Bruce trained at Brown’s Gymnastics under Kevin and Rita Brown.

Wendy:

I ran down the podium stairs, I ran past Steve, I ran past Bela, I ran past my team, I ran all the way to the end of the arena and right into the arms of MY coach.

All the years of training, all the tears, all the anxiety and emotion, all the uncertainty, and all of the work was all worth it. Everything Mr. Brown had worked for in his life had finally been accomplished. It was all over and it all went our way. For the first time in a long time everything worked out. I hit all of my routines. I had the best competition of my life and it was in the Olympics. We both couldn’t have asked for more. …

I Got the Medal, but He got the First Hug.

proposed – High Diving a demonstration sport in Tokyo

High diving, mixed synchronised swimming, basketball 3×3 and BMX freestyle are among at least 25 extra events and disciplines in 15 sports proposed for inclusion at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. …

(in addition to) the five additional sports added last year to the programme just for Tokyo 2020: baseball and softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. …

Inside the Games

Thanks Tom.

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A sensationalist writer in Australia got some reaction to a post titled: The Commonwealth Games Are Old, Irrelevant And It’s Time To Retire Them

I disagree. I’m very much looking forward to Commonwealth Games next year. Here’s the article you want to read instead.

How the Gold Coast is morphing into a Commonwealth Games playground

It’s only one year to go before nearly 7000 athletes converge on Queensland’s Gold Coast for the most exciting Commonwealth Games yet.

Durban, South Africa lost the 2022 Commonwealth Games due (partly) to an incompetent, corrupt federal Government. But I’ve little doubt that the 2022 will be soon awarded to another city. Either Liverpool, Birmingham or Manchester.