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Oliver Donaldson

Why has basketball not taken off in the UK?

Perhaps it is the case that in each society there is a limited amount of space for popular sports. Once a particular sporting culture has established itself and the country’s sports fans’ conscience is occupied by particular sports, there is a diminished capacity for interest in additional sports.

A weekend to remember

If anything, this year’s Champions League Final acted as a smokescreen (or more precisely a red flare) to cover the more exciting and controversial events of a jam-packed weekend for sports fans around the world.

A front-foot approach

What can the Cricket World Cup do to increase its fanbase?

Beyond the surface level: which court is the ideal one for tennis?

Few major sports are defined by their playing surface in the same way that tennis is.

A whole new ball game

Oliver Donaldson on rackets sports you might not know

A sport for everyone?

Why croquet is a sport which thrives in its contradictions

The Enduring British Tradition

Why the Boat Race still captures our interest almost two centuries on