Monthly Archives: October 2013

More training; training with Lu Xiaojun; the arrival of Mr Graber

It’s the end of another long day spent in the training hall. More athletes, coaches, and delegates have arrived; I’m trying to upload videos over an internet connection slower than what Matthew Broderick used in “WarGames”; and Graber is snoring and … Continue reading

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The teams start to arrive; some casual training by the Chinese…

Unlike at previous years’ Worlds—Turkey in 2010, Paris in 2011—I’ve arrived at this year’s Championships before the actual start of the competition, and indeed before almost anybody else. When I went to get my accreditation (The Human Circus this year having … Continue reading

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WROCLAW: A prelude to the 2013 Worlds…

“Kwiat bez zapachu, jak człowiek bez duszy” (Traditional Polish proverb; loose translation: “A flower without a smell is like a World Championships without a Klokov.”) After a hellish drive through the nightmare of traffic that perpetually surrounds the city of … Continue reading

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