The anticipation and excitement are all but tangible in British rowing, with the Olympics less than four months away.
After another gruelling day in the Sri Lankan sun, England were still clinging on to their hopes of retaining their world No1 status on Tuesday, battling back late on the first day to give themselves a fighting chance of winning the second Test.
Rory McIlroy did not win the 2012 Masters on Tuesday but he took a significant step towards the prize, spring-cleaning away the final wreckage from that infamous afternoon last year when his frailties were exposed.
Great Britain and Australia took their team pursuit duel to a new level in qualifying at the World Championships here, with the GB quartet of Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Andy Tennant and Geraint Thomas the fastest by a whisker.
Ernie Els has been there and done everything, from winning major championships to accumulating more money than any man could ever desire.
There is a symmetry, deliberate no doubt, in staging the final Test match of England's eastern winter at the P Sara stadium.
In the world of top-class professional golf unanimity is rare but there was plenty of agreement around at the halfway stage of last year's PGA Championship after Tiger Woods played dreadfully to miss the cut at the Atlantic Athletic Club.
Chris Froome has admitted missing a drugs test while on holiday earlier this year, in what the 2013 Tour de France winner described as “a hugely frustrating situation”.
Gareth Thomas, the Labour MP and London Mayoral hopeful, has begun attempting to co-ordinate support behind a bid for London to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
Mo Farah took a hiding from the media over the past week, especially when it was revealed that he had missed two drugs tests before London 2012.