Simon Barnes

2017 Australian Open - Previews

A stroke of genius

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The picture had been chosen for its utterly gratuitous depiction of female beauty. It showed Justine Henin, the Belgian tennis…


Not cricket

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Sport is a serious matter. If you have any doubts on that score, shed them now, because this is to…

Equestrian - Olympics: Day 10

The medal machine

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Never forget Atlanta. Every time a British athlete wins a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, remember the…


Olympic Notebook

13 August 2016 9:00 am

How strange it is to be watching the Olympic Games on television. No wonder people have such rum ideas of…


What wasps do for us

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Dom Perignon, Pimms, Carling Black Label, Coca-Cola — one’s as good as the other, so far as they’re concerned. Even…