A lot of people complain about having to pay the licence fee, but in general sports fans should have few quibbles, especially with the recent Olympics coverage, and the Paralympics which begin this weekend.
Things aren't quite as good for football fans who had to rely on Reuters, AFP or newspapers like the Sun to find out that England had just won a World Cup. I didn't see anything about the England victory on the BBC or its online service, which ought to be surprising for a broadcaster which, according to its impartiality report, institutionally supports equality for women and gay people.
Apparently sport can make you brainier, Newsround reported today. Scientists in America looked at ice hockey players and fans and found that when they listened to conversations about their sport it stimulated part of their brains resulting in language skills improvement.