The FINA Diving World Cup, which doubles up as an Olympic Games test event, begins on Monday, in London, and I will be commentating for Radio 5 Live at the event.
One of the main names at the event will be Tom Daley and I managed to grab a five minute phone interview with him this week. He always gives a very good interview and he has been in front of the cameras since the last Olympic Games, so he is always very slick. He is never going to give much away but it was nice to speak to him. There will be an element of pressure on him this year, competing in his home Games, but the Chinese divers were so dominant at the World Championships in 2011 that may be off him somewhat.
British diving's performance director, Alexei Evangulov has suggested that Tom might have to cut back his media commitments or risk missing out on a medal.
Tom is massively in demand but I don't think he is doing that much media work. It is very hard to get him for an interview and the day I spoke to him was on the day that all the GB team were carrying out media commitments. Tom also has his work with his sponsors to fit in too. But his performance director knows him best and the two parties need to discuss his schedule. As an athlete you have got to do the interviews but you have also have to do the work, otherwise there will be nothing to talk about afterwards.
It was disappointing to see the Blues' game with Middlesbrough abandoned after 37 minutes at the weekend, due to a frozen pitch. There was a pitch inspection held in the morning of the game and then another one at 1.45pm, with referee Dean Whitestone, which begs the question, why was the game allowed to go ahead at such a late stage?
Obviously there was player safety to think about and nobody wants to see anyone get hurt on the pitch but I guess the decision was made all the more frustrating as the Six Nations game between Italy and England was played, in worse conditions. In cricket, once the game has progressed past a certain amount of overs, supporters don't receive a full refund and there probably should be something similar in football but the dilemma would be, what would constitute a full refund and what wouldnt?
Ipswich are not doing great in the Championship and yet the supporters turned out in their thousands, on a cold day, to support their team, so the club have to be careful that they do not shoot themselves in the foot.
They have to respect the fans that turn out, especially with the position the team are in, in the Championship.
I know of one person who took his young son, who was desperately disappointed when the game was abandoned. I don't know whether or not they will be able to make the replay.
If you are local I guess the subject of travelling is not as bad but I know the Blues have a big London following and I can understand them being gutted, especially when there is not a huge amount of money around. Since the game, the club have announced the people who had tickets for the original game will be entitled to a significant discount.
I don't know all the facts and I will understand if the club say that they can't afford to do anything more than that, but they do have to be aware that the people losing out are the fans.