This week’s roundup also features some footballer initiations, memorable Women’s Rugby World Cup moments and a basketball balls-up
1) If the norovirus lays off, the London Stadium should deliver a big moment this weekend with the 4x100m: elite sprinting, Usain Bolt’s final farewell, plus potential baton-based slapstick. It’s an event that has produced some classic clips: Jamaica’s Bolt-finished world record win in 2012; Team GB’s men’s victory at Athens 2004; and a classic from Seoul 1988: USA versus East Germany versus USSR, featuring Flo-Jo. And here’s a montage of classic baton fumbles, inevitably featuring Britain and some familiar sounding commentary: “Jarrett’s gone off well, storming down the back straight, Jarrett will hand over to Braithwaite, not bad, oh! Braithwaite’s dropped the baton!” Here’s the story of the US women’s team’s baton struggles – and their ultimate redemption in 2012. And finally, of course, there’s this again. It’s not 100m, but still, any excuse. UCC, from the depths of hell!
2) The Women’s Rugby World Cup is under way. Re-live some memorable past moments with England star Maggie Alphonsi’s top World Cup memories, some tries and highlights from 2014 and New Zealand’s victories in 2010 and four years previously.