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The Summer Redneck Games begin

The competition began in Georgia when Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics, and now features events like watermelon seed spitting and an armpit serenade.
Read more… 22 May 2012

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In search of the original British Olympics

There is one place to see some old-fashioned Olympian action this summer – and it is not London.
Read more… 19 April 2012

Seven secret surf spots

World-class surfers reveal their favourite places to catch the perfect wave.
Read more… 17 April 2012

Beyond the Headlines

Playing golf around the world

With golf returning to the Olympics in 2016, the rules have been globally standardized for the first time in history – but cultural conventions still vary by destination.
Read more… 06 April 2012

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The UK’s highly unusual athletic games

From conkers and cheese rolling to the noble art of toe-wrestling, a few of 2012’s traditional British competitions do not have Olympic approval.
Read more… 05 April 2012

Tee off in Alabama

Robert Trent Jones designed a 468-hole paradise in Alabama that puts golfers through their paces. The courses can be as beautiful as they are difficult.
02 April 2012

The UK fires up for the Olympics

The official 2012 Torch Relay is set to begin in May, passing through a stellar line-up of the UK’s greatest attractions as it spreads the word about the Olympic Games.
Read more… 28 March 2012

Novice diving off Sabah’s coast

While Sipadan has a reputation for attracting expert underwater explorers, there are many options throughout Borneo’s Semporna Archipelago for less-advanced divers and snorkelers.
Read more… 27 March 2012


Rugby, and a party, in Hong Kong

The annual rugby Sevens event, when scores of visitors descend on the Chinese territory for the weekend, is a non-stop celebration of drink -- and sport.
Read more… 19 March 2012

Sidestepping London’s Olympic crowds

During the summer festivities, get around easily and get some sleep, all while avoiding the maddening mobs and inflated hotel prices.
Read more… 06 March 2012

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