Jacob Sweetman: The Polish pole vaulter and the GDR's Des Lynam

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apology

Vasas NOT Vasa's. Sheesh

Ode to joy more than 5 years ago

Swedes

Well the Swedes have a fairly bloody history if you go back a while as the Vasa's went round being unpleasant to assorted northern europeans. And they were Vikings before that! So just the Swiss it is then.

Also last week you talk about 'elegant shabbiness' and this week you're giving fashion tips about brown jumpers. I've seen how you dress and can only suggest you stick to sport while avoiding fashion tips. On the plus side when you get sent to North Korea a brown jumper will seem like the height of luxury.

Ode to joy more than 5 years ago

Your Obsession with the Communists

"they killed thousands and thousands". on that basis you can't write about anyone. maybe the swiss or sweden?

Keith Milne more than 5 years ago

Your Obsession with the Communists

..and the capitalists system never killed anyone ?
Lots of people would like to erase all traces of the DDR from history it justifies their black & white view of the world.
I for one like reading about subjects that nobody else writes about,especially in English.

ian more than 5 years ago

Your Obsession with the Communists

Is wearing rather thin now. They were evil, and killed thousands and thousands. Quite why you think this makes it okay to write about them every week, just because of a "sporting context", I dont know? You probably dont even leave your squat to see what is happening in Germany. Can I suggest a real job, or maybe go to North Korea. You'll like it there, and the sport is excellent.

GOP more than 5 years ago

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