New on Radio 4: Sport and the British
Senior Producer, A&Mi
Fanny Blankers-Koen, far right, of the Netherlands finishes first in the Women's 100m during
the XIV Olympic Games Circa August of 1948 in London
Clare Balding's new 30 part series on sport in Britain starts today at 1.45pm on BBC Radio 4 after the World at One. The first part looks at the Rise of Olympism while tomorrow Clare visits Broad Halfpenny Down in Hampshire, regarded by many as the birthplace of cricket.
Paul Murphy is the editor of the Radio 4 blog