Since curling became my day job I’ve been part of teams that have changed line-up and coaches on several occasions.
The play-downs for the European Championships always come with huge pressure.
In every sport you strive for consistency but there’s no escaping the fact that there are a few weeks of the year when it’s more important to peak than others.
You can be pretty sure that if Lee Westwood says anything controversial in the build-up to the Ryder Cup it will be on the say-so of his captain.
Darren Clarke’s Ryder Cup picks got everyone talking and the same has been the case for Davis Love III.
We should know by now never to take anything for granted as far as Andy Murray is concerned.
Maybe the fairest way for the Ryder Cup teams to be put together would be to do away with the captain’s picks.
Picking a top three out of a sensational Olympics for Great Britain in Rio is no easy job.
The British cycling team has been given the ultimate compliment by some of their rivals.
All Olympic Games seem to have a news story in the background in the build-up.