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‘Never shoot with a wonky pea!’: meet the alternative world champions
From a double-title peashooter to the Michael Schumacher of lawn-mower racing, the unlikeliest sports require skill and stamina

Nige Tassell

03, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Heroes, runners and riders: sports books to get your heart racing
From American football in Texas to long-distance running in Kenya, Nige Tassell picks the books that will transport any sports fan

Nige Tassell

18, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'Your ego has to be left at the door': the secret life of the understudy
From the warm-up comic to the F1 test driver and the reserve goalie, what is it like to work in someone else’s shadow?

Nige Tassell

02, Nov, 2019 @10:00 AM

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'I've never slowed down': meet the sports champions playing into their 80s
Pam became a world champion in her 80s, and Dickie still tackles hard at 83. What’s their secret?

Nige Tassell

05, Jan, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Sporting children of champions: 'I've always had a need for speed'
From Freddie Hunt to Chris Eubank Jr, the offspring of sports stars often end up competing, too. Is the name a help or a hindrance?

Nige Tassell

15, Apr, 2017 @7:00 AM

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'The love affair became an obsession': meet the megafans of small teams
Forget the major league: you’ve not known true joy or despair until you’ve backed your local team

Nige Tassell

24, Sep, 2016 @7:30 AM

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Never mind the bus pass: punks look back at their wildest days
What happens when you go from bassist to banker and punk rocker to priest?

Nige Tassell

07, May, 2016 @9:00 AM

Nige Tassell talks revinvention with Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Astatke invented Ethio-jazz. Now he’s reinventing himself. By Nige Tassell

Nige Tassell

30, Apr, 2009 @11:01 PM

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