On 20 September 2018, athletes and sports fans alike were left in shock following the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) controversial decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant following allegations of mass state-sponsored doping.
Anthony Joshua not only successfully defended his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO titles when finishing off his Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin in the 7th round in the Wembley Stadium boxing ring on Saturday night but he also was a winner in the more rarefied surroundings of the Business and Property Court (Intellectual Property List Chancery Division) of the High Court of Justice just 2 days before.
On July 7 2018, 176 marvellous men on their cycling machines set off on the 3,351 kilometre slog that is known as the Tour de France. And at the end of it – after 3 impossibly gruelling weeks - a Welshman, Geraint Thomas, stood in triumph on the Winner’s podium! British riders have, of course, now won the Tour de France six out of the last seven times. But hanging over this year’s edition, at least for this British cycling fan, was the realisation that this is probably the last Tour pre-Brexit, and so there is an additional level of uncertainty about what the 2019, post-Brexit edition, will look like.