No athlete in history has earned as much per second as Usain Bolt but the long line of punters queueing out of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for last-minute tickets on a grotty, sodden Friday night suggested he was worth his fee, whatever it was (the whispers on the athletics circuit, where everyone is paid in dollars, start at $100,000 and rise steeply thereafter).
Chris Froome has successfully negotiated the formality of a procession from Sèvres into Paris to win his second Tour de France in three years.
Jessica Ennis-Hill will decide whether to compete in next month’s world championships in Beijing after testing herself in the long jump and 200m at the Anniversary Games on Saturday.
When Usain Bolt sashayed into a cramped and overcrowded London hotel room on Thursday to face the world’s media, he blinked at the barrage of flashbulbs before uttering one word under his breath: “Wow”.
Carl Froch will not miss the physical and spiritual grind of his calling, nor the aggravation that comes with the deal-making and -breaking, the spats and feuds, that create as much rancour as money – although he was pretty good at that, too.
Stephane Pasquier dispensed high-fives to punters all around the paddock after winning the Grand Prix de Paris aboard Erupt here on Tuesday evening, and was perhaps starting to wonder if he will get a chance to do so again after the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Sir Dave Brailsford believes Team Sky’s computers have been hacked by critics who are sifting through Chris Froome’s performance data for signs he could be using performance-enhancing drugs.
Leeds' young trio met up with the boxer before Thursday night's home kit launch.
Punching the air in triumph, a pumped-up Mo Farah definitively demonstrated the doping allegations levelled at his coach and his training partner off the track had not affected his performance on it.