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Cheltenham Festival

SPRING has sprung, March has arrived and the Cotswolds is once again buzzing as it’s about to unveil the annual Cheltenham Festival, the finest four days of National Hunt racing anywhere in the world. Forget imposters Royal Ascot, Kentucky, Breeders Cup and Arc weekends – all pygmies that pull up short when pitted against this iconic extravaganza, a spectacular coming together in glorious friendly combat of the greatest jumping thoroughbreds of Britain and Ireland. With the spectre of Covid-19 receding and restrictions being lifted, the sold-out signs are already up, as punters in their thousands from all corners of the home nations and beyond prepare to partake in the annual pilgrimage to Prestbury Park and indulge their love affair with the sport of kings. Keep Reading

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Investing into Gibraltar

Investing into Gibraltar sports delivers many returns, both in economic terms and in terms of the health and social benefits that wider participation in sport provides within our community. Regular sporting activity provides both physical and mental health benefits. From a GDP perspective there is also evidence to suggest that investment in Sport increases GDP.  Keep Reading

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QUITE how Qatar came to be chosen to host the 2022 World Cup remains something of a puzzle – the strict Muslim country, population less than 3 million and devoid of any football tradition, at the time with no stadia and universally perceived as a country with a dodgy human rights record, was mysteriously handed stewardship of the beautiful game's most treasured tournament, seeing off rival bids from established football nations United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia. Keep Reading

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The sports story of 2021

PLANET Earth's struggle to shed the shackles of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic is at last showing signs of success and, as always, sport leads the way on the road back to normality. Come with me as we take a look at the highs and lows of this desperate year. Keep Reading

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NOVEMBER'S here and with the accompanying chill come the Autumn Internationals when rugby union's southern hemisphere heavyweights, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, world-ranked 1-2-3 respectively, invade the British Isles with all guns blazing to remind uppity European nations just where the powerhouse of the sport burns brightest – the fulcrum that will never be extinguished despite the odd momentary flicker or two, an opportunity to reaffirm that any spark of an ascendancy-shift northwards is just another illusion, a dream destined to perish like so many before. Keep Reading

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