Is this the end of athletics?
With recent news of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Jess Ennis-Hill retiring, should be we be concerned for the future of athletics? London 2012 was meant to be the UK’s crowning glory; to inspire people to get into sports and combat the obesity epidemic. At the start it seemed like it was working; the Great Britain team outperformed expectations, the nation fell in love with stars such as Ennis-Hill, and sports participation rates were higher than ever in 2012. But for all that talk about ‘inspiring a generation’, the statistics suggest that sports […]