Little could better emphasise the extent to which the Olympics has changed since its inception than the story of Eric Liddell, 1924 gold medallist and inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire.
Stuart Broad will be leaner than ever, but possibly not quite as mean, as he embarks on a gruelling 12 months with England in Dubai this week.
"I can't wait," Shanaze Reade says, her eyes opening wide in anticipation of a new year which has had a buildup like no other in British sport.
Preamble: This game could just as easily be called the Kleenex Consolation Bowl.
When Leicester travelled to Sale at the end of October, the Tigers lay 11th in the Premiership having lost five of their opening six fixtures.
Henrietta Knight's new year wish was delivered more quickly than most will be when Calgary Bay gave her and her husband, Terry Biddlecombe, a timely boost at Cheltenham.
Andy Murray has never wanted for friends in tennis.
Look online and you'll find a series of remarkable films of Johnny Dawes rock climbing.
God, like everyone else who can get a ticket, is coming to Las Vegas.
The Spaniard who lost his European half-marathon record to Mo Farah on Sunday has said that what Farah had broken “is the record for Somalia”.
Floyd Mayweather has refused to agree to a penalty over drug use in his upcoming title fight, according to Manny Pacquiao’s adviser.