Sunday, 4 December 2011

Unsporting language

An article in The Daily Telegraph last week (30th Nov 2011) quite rightly complains about the fact that no women are among the 10-strong shortlist for this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year.  The article points out that seven British women have won world titles this year, but the shortlist includes Andy Murray and other men who 'have hardly performed spectacularly well this year'.  The catalyst for this entirely sound complaint is the award, for the fourth time, to one of our high-flying female athletes Chrissy Wellington, of the title 'World Ironman Triathlon Champion'.   

A trace of irony there?

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