As the winner of two gold medals at Atlanta 1996, the retired US sprinter Michael Johnson understands what is required to succeed at a home Games better than most.
Stuart Lancaster is to apply to become England's next permanent head coach but, as he is fast discovering, there are a lot of people intent on trashing his job prospects.
Andy Murray says he likes a fight.
Sir Clive Woodward has said that Stuart Lancaster, the interim England rugby coach, should consider himself "lucky" to have been given the chance to work at such a senior international level.
The ending of the AFC Conference Playoff final was a heartbreaker for the Baltimore Ravens. Now the New England Patriots will go on to contest the Superbowl with the New York Giants in a re-match of 2008. But what did we learn about the key protagonists?