Mike Rowbottom Chief Feature Writer

Mike Rowbottom, one of Britain's most talented sportswriters, covered the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics as chief feature writer for insidethegames, having covered the previous five summer Games, and four winter Games, for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian.

Mike Rowbottom

Recent articles by Mike

"Siberian Express" Shubenko and Yanit bring first day at 2013 European Indoor Championships to rapid conclusion

By Mike Rowbottom at the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg

nanadjimouMarch 1 - A 2013 world-leading performance of 7.49sec by Russia's "Siberian Express" Sergey Shubenko in the men's 60 metres hurdles, and a European rankings-leading effort and Turkish record of 7.89 in the women's 60m hurdles by Nevin Yanit brought the first full day of action here at the European Athletics Indoor Championships to a thrilling conclusion.

New Balance sign up as sponsors of Athletics Ireland

By Mike Rowbottom

Team New Balance athlete Fionnuala Britton 040213February 3 - Ireland's double European cross-country champion Fionnuala Britton was among the athletes modelling kit produced by New Balance at the Dublin launch event to mark the company's new position as the sponsor for Athletics Ireland in a multi-year deal.

Bolt's winning return to Virgin Media TV ad campaign

By Mike Rowbottom

virginmediaFebruary 2 - Usain Bolt, David Tennant and Sir Richard Branson have returned for Virgin Media's new multi-million pound advertising campaign following the ban imposed on a previous campaign last July by the Advertising Standards Agency.

Bring Back the Mile Announces Tour 2013

By Mike Rowbottom

millrosemileJanuary 29 - Bring Back the Mile, the group campaigning to bring the iconic distance back into the main athletics calendar, has announced an inaugural tour that will include 13 events all across the United States and an end-of-the-year gala.