Recent articles by Gavin Mortimer

Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson, not Beckham, is the real goldenballs

Point of View Fri 17 May, AT 14:59

As Becks bows out, his illustrious rugby-playing counterpart is poised for another triumph

Sarkozy under investigation for 'exploiting frail L'Oreal heiress'

First Post Fri 22 Mar, AT 10:05

Ex-President 'in state of incomprehension' at court's decision – but he faces up to three years' jail if guilty

Christine LaGarde

Cops raid Lagarde's Paris home: not the headline the IMF needed

First Post Thu 21 Mar, AT 11:56

Christine Lagarde's appointment was meant to bring a fragrant new era post-DSK. What went wrong?

Why is Steve Walsh refereeing crucial England v Wales game?

First Post Fri 15 Mar, AT 08:56

Australian referee has 'previous' with England and has been described as a 'walking timebomb'

Bradley Wiggins calls Lance Armstrong 'a lying bastard'

First Post Fri 25 Jan, AT 08:30

Wiggins recalls episode from 2009 Tour de France when Armstrong suddenly found new strength

'I'm sorry.' Cycling career was one big lie admits Armstrong

First Post Fri 18 Jan, AT 08:24

'If there's a truth and reconciliation commission, I'll be the first man in the door,' he tells Oprah

Armstrong 'confesses to doping but could take others down'

First Post Tue 15 Jan, AT 09:03

Leaked reports of Oprah interview say cyclist could give evidence against those who helped him

Gay marriage protest shows France plagued by self-doubt

First Post Mon 14 Jan, AT 14:42

The majority of protesters were white, bourgeois and unable to accept that France must change

Will Lance Armstrong confess to Oprah – or is it too risky?

First Post Wed 9 Jan, AT 08:54

Interview muddied by extraordinary claim that cyclist once offered $250,000 ‘donation' to doping watchdog

Economist angers French with yet another nationalistic slur

First Post Fri 4 Jan, AT 14:41

French insulted as weekly mag portrays Obama as a Frenchman – and a cliched one at that

Bradley Wiggins crowns year with sports personality trophy

First Post Mon 17 Dec, AT 07:48

'What a year!' Victorious cyclist takes 30 per cent of vote to beat Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray

Does 'boxer' Freddie Flintoff realise what he's getting into?

First Post Fri 30 Nov, AT 09:37

Fears for cricketer's safety as he prepares for tonight's bout against jailbird Richard Dawson

Bradley Wiggins 2-5 favourite to win sports personality award

First Post Tue 27 Nov, AT 08:47

Shortlist for BBC awards ceremony includes 11 Olympians and Paralympians – plus Rory McIlroy

Lance Armstrong cuts ties with cancer charity Livestrong

First Post Tue 13 Nov, AT 12:31

But cheeky Twitter photo, showing his seven yellow jerseys, doesn't win him any new friends

Wiggins: 'I was lucky to avoid Armstrong drugs conspiracy'

First Post Fri 12 Oct, AT 09:28

Shocked Tour de France champ thanks British Cycling system for keeping him clean

Lance Armstrong 'serial cheat' who enforced doping - report

First Post Thu 11 Oct, AT 08:47

Cyclist's reputation in tatters after team-mates give evidence of illegal doping culture he inspired

Zidane's infamous headbutt appears in bronze at Pompidou

First Post Thu 27 Sep, AT 11:11

Parisians enjoy bronze sculpture depicting Zidane's moment of madness in 2006 World Cup final

The Emirates Stadium

World Cup Rugby at Arsenal? Wenger puts the boot in

First Post Tue 18 Sep, AT 12:19

Arsenal manager says there’s no way Emirates stadium can be used to hold rugby matches in 2015

Rene Girard

Montpellier vow to make it ‘hell’ for Arsenal tonight... We’ll see

First Post Tue 18 Sep, AT 10:43

French champions talk the talk, but Gunners can expect to launch European campaign with a win

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke first Brit to win Tour for 19 years

First Post Mon 17 Sep, AT 08:23

Mark Cavendish puts himself in great position for world championships road race in Netherlands

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