Chloe McCardel yesterday became the first person to swim almost 80 miles (129km) unassisted in open water during a 42½-hour crossing from Eleuthera in the Bahamas to Nassau, according to her support team.
A transformation from Olympic curling medallist to Scottish Track Championship cycling finalist in a matter of months seems designed to attract the attention of WADA, world sport's doping police, and Claire Hamilton certainly hopes so.
The short-term future of the multi-million pound British curling programme may have been placed in amateur hands but both the players who must protect it and the administrators charged with delivering value for money have expressed confidence that the risk is minimal.
Dave Edwards struck a blow for old-style amateurism at curling's European Championship Play-downs yesterday with a shock defeat of David Murdoch's Olympic silver medallists in a dramatic deciding match which went to an extra end at the Dewar's Centre last night.
Scotland heaved an immense sigh of relief as they won their Test Series against England at Stanley in County Durham yesterday, with the result of the overall Series going right to the very last bowl for the Scots to edge a 6-5 cliffhanger.
Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium remains in the frame to stage an NFL regular season game, it has been confirmed, even with plans accelerating towards hosting additional games at Wembley and the long-term prospect of adding a British franchise to the league.