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Breaking the age barrier: Sport’s oldest champions

By Abergele Jones, published on Mar 25, 2014

However, not only have the adverts promoting an active, gym-going lifestyle started power-lifting for your attention, but it has shone an interesting light on age.

It was noted by several online platforms that, if Roger Federer wins one of the three remaining major tennis tournaments of 2014, he will be one of the ten oldest winners of a Grand Slam. Wimbledon is set to serve 23rd June, by which time, Federer will only be 32 – hardly a geriatric player.

If you want sports stars in their twilight years, look to John Whittemore for a little inspiration. Sadly now passed, John was... (more)

Tags: football, tennis, cycling

Dickens vs. Camelot

By Shane Joseph, published on Sep 20, 2012

It saddened me to see top tennis players hit thirty and then retire at the US Open this year, their bodies giving way, their spirits no longer in the game, worn out and tired – at thirty! Like gladiators of old, albeit richer.

I wondered whether this is a harbinger for the world of work as well where super-productivity is the driver. The rhetoric seems to indicate otherwise: “seniors are returning to work,” “older workers are prized,” “more people are working beyond retirement age,” say the newspapers and magazines. The basis for these stories is that the boomer bulge is drying up and... (more)

Tags: spring, productivity, occupy, arab, camelot, dickens, dickensian, gen x, tennis, us open, wall

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