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  • IOC President Thomas Bach talking to Esports star
    Esports have arrived in Lausanne

      IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed two leading Esports stars to the headquarters in Lausanne, ahead of the IOC-GAISF’s Esports forum this weekend. The purpose of the forum is to begin the conversation between Esports and the Olympic Movement and see if the two can work together in the future. Manchester City FIFA video game

  • Aly Raisman from red carpet of ESPYS
    Aly Raisman leads abuse victims in powerful moment at ESPYS

    US Gymnast Aly Raisman and 140 other women who suffered sexual abuse by former US team doctor Larry Nassar delivered an incredible, emotional moment at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. The group were honoured with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, for their courage and determination in confronting Nassar at his trial earlier this year.

  • Figure Skater Javier Fernandez competes at the Winter Olympic Games
    Figure skater Javier Fernandez on coaching future, Spanish ham and mentor Brian Orser

    Figure skater Javier Fernandez is nearing the end of his competitive career. After returning from PyeongChang 2018 with a bronze medal for Spain, he is now looking to move into coaching. He left home as a teenager simply looking to improve his figure skating. As he neared his 20th birthday, it became obvious that Fernandez

  • Team GB flagbearer Lizzy Arnold holds the Union Jack
    PyeongChang Skeleton Champ Lizzy Yarnold recovering after back surgery

    Lizzy Yarnold has started her recovery at home after successful back surgery. The double Olympic skeleton champion has not announced a return date. World Cup season begins in December. The 29-year-old made history at PyeongChang 2018 as she became Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian when she successfully defended her Olympic title. “I had surgery on my spine to

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    Athletes to Watch: Central American & Caribbean Games

    A five-time world champion. A couple that owes their romance to Rio 2016. An Olympic rookie who clinched Puerto Rico’s first gold medal. These are just a few of the athletes competing in the 23rd edition of the Central American and Caribbean Games. What you need to know The 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC)

  • Cycling - 5th La Course by Le Tour de France - 112.5-km from Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand - July 17, 2018 - Mitchelton-Scott rider Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands wins the race ahead of Boels-Dolmans rider Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
    Van Vleuten wins La Course after stunning finish

    Annemiek van Vleuten has added to her Giro Rosa overall victory with an impressive comeback win at La Course by Le Tour de France. The Dutchwoman trailed compatriot Anna van der Breggen on the descent into Le Grand-Bornand. But van Vleuten closed the gap in the final metres on a slightly uphill finish, winning by

  • Boxing - Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker - World Heavyweight Title Unification Fight - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - March 31, 2018 Anthony Joshua celebrates after winning the fight Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
    Joshua to fight Povetkin at Wembley on 22 September

    Anthony Joshua will defend all his world championship titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on 22 September.  The battle of the two Olympic champions will be the fourth consecutive bout Joshua has fought in a stadium setting. The unbeaten Briton defeated Joseph Parker and Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, and overcame Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley

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    Bolt poised to play football in Australia

    Usain Bolt is closer than ever to making his dream come true and becoming a professional football player. The eight-time Olympic champion is in talks for a trial with the Central Coast Mariners, a team in Australia’s top-flight. The club based in Gosford on the Central Coast (New South Wales) confirmed the “negotiations” in a

  • PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 23: Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky grabs a glass of champagne during stage twenty one of Le Tour de France 2017 on July 23, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
    Things we’ve learned so far from the 2018 Tour de France

    Nine stages down, 12 to go. A week later than usual, the Tour de France has finally reached its first rest day, in the town of Annecy. The general classification team leaders haven’t had much to ride for yet, but that will change on Tuesday as the race enters the Alps. Here we pick out

  • Hamish Bond at the start of the individual time trial race at Gold Coast 2018
    Interview: Hamish Bond shares insight on new life in cycling

    Hamish Bond likes to go outside his comfort zone. The bigger the challenge, the better. The two-time Olympic rowing champion has reached every imaginable peak in his sport. Now he’s embarking on a bid to win another Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020. In cycling! But he’ll have to qualify first. The 32-year-old Kiwi, who just