Based in Paris, Gavin Mortimer is an award-winning author who writes about sport, France and history for The Week.
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Parisians enjoy bronze sculpture depicting Zidane's moment of madness in 2006 World Cup final
Arsenal manager says there’s no way Emirates stadium can be used to hold rugby matches in 2015
French champions talk the talk, but Gunners can expect to launch European campaign with a win
Mark Cavendish puts himself in great position for world championships road race in Netherlands
Tiernan-Locke is just 24 seconds behind race leader Howard and he’s a mountain specialist
Murray looks bewildered after he finally overcomes Novak Djokovic in gruelling five-hour US Open final
Or will Chris Froome be the Brit to beat when Spanish cyclist returns to the Tour de France?
Chance for public to salute Jessica Ennis, Bradley Wiggins, Mo Farah and Co – and vice versa
Blake runs third fasted 100m in history to show Usain Bolt he'll have his work cut out in Rio
Buy a basketball hoop, a flag, a Bradley Wiggins signed shirt – all available in the great Games sell-off
But the crowd gave Olympic volunteers a bigger cheer than Russell Brand miming on a camper van
Few will disagree with sprinter after he became first Olympian to defend 100m and 200m titles
It's not us making fun of KP's massive ego, say team-mates – but Pietersen remains sceptical
Cycling champion 99.9 per cent sure these will be his final Games as he asks: 'How can you top this?'
Beaten French champion Gregory Bauge demands to know how the young English cyclist won
While Team GB was racking up six golds, our footballers were flunking penalties once again
No time to celebrate as the Jamaican sets out to defend his 200m and 4x100m relay crowns too
Heptathlete records three personal bests as Team GB enjoys its best Olympic medal haul in a century
'I crashed on purpose to get a restart,' says Hoy's team-mate Philip Hindes before changing his story
Man of the people Wiggins leaves 'prawn sandwich fest' to celebrate with time trial spectators
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