Party Lines

Getting into the Olympic spirit?

Gift for Greece

Spirit of London 2012? The best thing that could happen to the Olympic Games would be to send them home

Fussball über alles

The German film Der Ganz Grosse Traum shows the delightful story of the first Anglo-German conflict (football match, that is)

To the Polo Saddle Born

While polo as a spectator sport is primarily for the Manolo-wearing classes in England, in Argentina it is much more of a national sport

On Track: The Great Olympic Cover-up

In order to encourage Muslim countries to send more women athletes to the Games, the IOC is allowing them to wear the hijab

Old-order Collapse

Australia's performance in the Ashes is symptomatic of the newly-prosperous nation's fixation with consumerism

Dealing with the Wrong ‘Uns

Our Mole inside cricket wonders whether the ICC has the guts to take on those who besmirch the game

Flagging Loyalty

The cross of St George is everywhere, and is a symbol of the militant ugliness of countless English people

Fifa, Ho, Hum

The greed and stymied idealism of world football's ruling body is casting an ominous shadow over this summer's World Cup tournament in South Africa.

Park and Ride

The Olympic juggernaut has trampled over any local council objections to its project. Now it looks like it will do the same to Greenwich Park

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"