Month: December 2008

NatWest on the run

A NatWest TV advertising campaign which focuses on the cost-saving benefits of giving up gym membership in favour of ‘running down the street’, has been withdrawn following lobbying by the fitness industry’s trade organisation, the FIA.

100 metre sprint world record could go as low as 9.48 seconds – but probably no lower

2008 was a great year for sports fans including Usain Bolt shattering both the 100m and 200m world records at the Beijing Olympics and knocking tenths of a second off each in the process. The fact is that athletes have been getting faster and faster since times have been accurately recorded, but is there an upper limit to how fast athletes can run?

Leading European swimming coaches protest over the use of ‘performance enhancing’ swimsuits

The unease over the Speedo LZR Racer suit felt by many swimming coaches prior to the Beijing Olympics, flared into outright revolt when Fifteen of the 17 top European nations, including Great Britain, signed a protest which is to be presented to world governing body Fina calling for a number of regulations to be discussed and implemented.