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  • Surf heroes Kelly Slater and Bethany Hamilton talk Tokyo 2020

    Olympic debutantes? Surfing will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. But will superstars Kelly Slater and Bethany Hamilton take part? Both spoke about their Olympic ambitions while at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Slater 50-50 for Tokyo Kelly Slater is a true legend of the sport with 11 World Surf League titles.

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    Yuzuru Hanyu: “I cannot ride a bicycle”

    Yuzuru Hanyu has made a startling admission. He may be a master on the ice, with insane levels of poise, technique, athleticism and artistry all wrapped into his slight frame. But put him on two wheels and Hanyu is likely to fall over. The double Olympic champion took part in a celebration for PyeongChang 2018

  • What do the new IAAF rules on testosterone mean?

    Athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, has announced new ‘eligibility regulations’ for female runners, to take effect in November 2018. These regulations only apply to international events from 400m to one mile (1600m). The move has come after complaints that certain athletes, most notably double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, receive an unfair advantage due to naturally

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    Playoff time at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

    (Lead image credit: © WCF / Richard Gray) Curling. Everybody loves it. Even Mr T. It’s just two months since Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris won the inaugural Olympic mixed doubles tournament. Now, 40 of the world’s best pairs are gathered in Oestersund, Sweden, competing for the title of 2018 world champions. What is mixed

  • LeBron’s late late show!

    LeBron James has again showed just why he is one of basketball’s greats. The four-time NBA MVP landed a three-pointer on the buzzer to give the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 98-95 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. 📽 Every angle of LeBron James’ game-winner in Cleveland! #WhateverItTakes #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/WJDojj0JGB — NBA (@NBA) April 26,

  • Hanyu enjoys the Garden Party!

    Japan’s double Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu joined other PyeongChang 2018 gold medallists at a very special spring party in Tokyo. The event was hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Held in the Akasaka Imperial Gardens, Hanyu was one of around 2,500 invited guests.   Olympians out in force   Also in attendance

  • From worst to best? Sixers ‘trust the process’

    In November 2015, the Philadelphia 76ers made history. But not in a good way. A defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies saw them slip to 0-18, equalling the worst season start ever in the NBA. Having ended the previous campaign with 10 straight reverses, the Sixers owned the worst losing streak in major U.S. professional sports

  • The world’s first virtual mascot helps inspire Everton to victory

    A bedridden 14-year-old boy has become the world’s first virtual mascot. With the help of a robot known as AV1, lifelong Everton fan Jack McLinden was able to get the true matchday experience of the team’s Premier League match against Newcastle. 🤖 | Introducing the world’s first ‘virtual matchday mascot’, enabling a a child too

  • Mo Salah: The Rise of the Egyptian King

    Mohamed Salah will hope to fire Liverpool towards a place in the Champions League final when they host his former club AS Roma in their semi-final first leg on Tuesday. It has already been an incredible season for the Egyptian striker. On Sunday, Salah was named Professional Football Association (PFA) Player of the Year. Decided by a

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    Can you spot Yuzuru Hanyu?

    Thousands upon thousands of fans lined the streets of Sendai as Yuzuru Hanyu was treated to a hometown parade, six weeks after retaining his Olympic figure skating gold at PyeongChang 2018. Event organisers estimated that 108,000 people had come out to catch a glimpse of their hero. High quality pic of a high quality man