Emma John is a sports journalist and deputy editor of Observer Sport Monthly magazine. She writes on the arts for The Guardian and is a former Time Out theatre critic.

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Sport
29 January 2009
It took several centuries for a pig's bladder to evolve into a spherical football. Björn Borg didn't come round to the...
Lifestyle
22 January 2009
It's a time of New Year's resolution for England's cricket team. This week they arrived in the West Indies under a new...
Politics
08 January 2009
It is a long time since the tennis press descended on Shrewsbury for its low-profile women's feeder tournament. Nor...
Society
11 December 2008
So, it came down to the facial hair. With the benefit of hindsight, we should have seen Roy Keane’s impending departure...
Sport
21 August 2008
If you've been following the Olympic swimming, you're probably aware of the curious case of the relay team that...
Sport
14 August 2008
As everyone knows, there is an unavoidable hypocrisy involved in sports writing. We pick apart performances we could...
Society
07 August 2008
Having pledged last week to enjoy these Olympics, I have found another reason to get excited. It's the very real chance...
Asia
31 July 2008
There are a few places where it is inadvisable to be a cynic. At the My Little Pony convention, for example. Or during...
Sport
24 July 2008
If there's a sudden baby boom among quintagenerians in nine months' time, blame Greg Norman. I suspect there were more...
Sport
17 July 2008
Old drummers don't die, they just gig at stately homes. So I discovered at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, held on 11-...
Lifestyle
10 July 2008
Kevin Pietersen's ego. Graeme Smith's hard-ass captaincy. Dale Steyn's 98mph delivery. Hashim Amla's batting. The...
Sport
03 July 2008
This year's Wimbledon has been genuinely surprising - major upsets as top seeds went out, fingernail-shredding...
Lifestyle
05 June 2008
I'm missing Justine Henin already. Sure, her tennis was never considered the most riveting, but let's face it, she was...
Sport
29 May 2008
Formula One enjoyed a season of high drama in 2007, but this season had started quietly - for everyone but Max Mosley,...
Sport
22 May 2008
The Portuguese tourist board has come up with a campaign in which some of the country's most famous faces - José...

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