Based in Paris, Gavin Mortimer is an award-winning author who writes about sport, France and history for The Week.
'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
Three golds for the Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan – none for Britain. Come on Brad!
'You let your dad down I hope you know that' wrote troll after Daley and Waterfield failed to win medals
'Girl power' gets Team GB on the medals table after Saturday's disappointments
GB’s male gymnasts and women’s footballers provide bright spots on disappointing Day One
Longest-serving royal consort in British history described himself as an 'amoeba' – but the nation owes him more than it knows
Like the SAS, the tough-as-nails Royal Marines section dates back to Winston Churchill's day
How did a respectable Parisian couple's two young children come to test positive for cocaine?
Elite rugby director humiliated and RFU is disarray after vice-captain's punishment is slashed
When Britain went to war in 1914, the FA refused to allow players to break their contracts to enlist
I practised kicking all those years and what good do it do me, Jonny laments in his memoirs
Confusion reigns as rugby authorities investigate what went wrong in New Zealand
Roberto Mancini's men cruise into the Carling Cup quarter finals with Liverpool, Chelsea and Blackburn
Win over Wigan puts Magpies level with Chelsea while Liverpool are held to a draw by Norwich
World Cup: Thousands
plan to see Wales-France
on giant screens at Cardiff
Rugby World Cup: Playing
in the last four for the first
time since 1987, Wales try
to keep feet on the ground
Rugby World Cup: Martin
Johnson picks Wilkinson at
fly-half while Flood comes
in for injured Tindall
Irate Rugby Board targets
marriage proposals, tweets,
even inappropriate quotes
from the Bible
41-10 scoreline does no justice to Georgia’s ferocious commitment and hides England’s many sins
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