They Came To Reign in Spain

Isn't it always the way? You wait for a major sporting competition to come along, and three show up at the same time. At least they did last week in Spain. In the space of a few days the World Cup in athletics got off the blocks in Madrid, the World Equestrian Games went to the starting gate in Jerez and the World Rowing Championships were launched in Seville.

At the athletics track the crowd had hoped to see U.S. sprinter Tim Montgomery, fresh from setting a new 100-m world record at the season's last Grand Prix event...