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  • Ledecky smashes 1500m free world record on pro debut

    Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky shattered her own 1500m freestyle world record in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Ledecky was swimming for the first time as a professional after forgoing her final two-years of amateur eligibility at Stanford University. And she announced herself in the pro ranks in spectacular fashion, smashing her previous best by five seconds!!!

  • Vonn shelves plans to take on the men… for now

    Lindsey Vonn will not try and take on the men in the upcoming season. The 2010 Olympic downhill gold medallist had made a proposal to race in the World Cup men’s downhill at her beloved Lake Louise in November. But her request will now not be discussed at this week’s International Ski Federation (FIS) Congress

  • No races for Wayde van Niekerk in 2018

    Wayde van Niekerk will miss the entire 2018 season after rupturing right knee ligaments during a celebrity touch rugby game in October. His manager Peet van Zyl told Sportsmail that the Olympic and world 400m champion won’t make his competitive comeback until next year. “His rehab is going great. He’s in really good shape. The

  • Proposed rule changes divide figure skating world

    Officials from the Dutch International Skating Union have asked the International Skating Union to raise the minimum eligibility age of senior figure skaters to 17. Currently the governing body allows skaters aged 15 and above to enter senior events. We sent in an Urgent Proposal today for #ISU #Congress in Sevilla to raise the #FigureSkating

  • Kiteboarding set for lift-off at Paris 2024

    Kiteboarding is set to provide a gust of fresh air at Paris 2024. World Sailing announced that the high-octane, wind-propelled sport has been selected as one of 10 sailing events in France. The IOC is still to give its formal approval to the 10 events but seeing that it does, here is what fans can

  • Kelly Slater interview: Olympics, surfing and artificial waves

    There is no end in sight for surfing legend Kelly Slater. The 11-time world champion revealed to the Olympic Channel that he wants to surf legendary Hawaiian surf-spot Pipeline ‘until he is 70’. Slater is 46 and still going strong. Although a foot injury has kept him pretty much out of action since July 2017

  • Captain Neuer in Germany’s provisional World Cup squad but Götze out

    World Cup-winning goalscorer Mario Götze has been left out of Germany’s provisional squad for the tournament in Russia. But Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made the 27-man roster of the defending champions despite being out of action since breaking his foot last September. Joachim Löw will need to present his final selection to FIFA by

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    Olympic champ Darren Campbell “nearly died” after brain bleed

    “I nearly died.” Harrowing words from Darren Campbell, part of Great Britain’s winning men’s 4×100m relay team at Athens 2004. The 44-year-old suffered a bleed in his pituitary gland last Tuesday and was rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. Campbell currently works as a radio presenter for the BBC, and told the broadcaster he

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    Five young stars to watch out for at FIFA World Cup

    At every World Cup, there is always the breakthrough player. The starlet who really makes himself known on a global scale. Think James Rodriguez announcing himself at Brazil 2014. Or Germany’s Thomas Mueller bursting onto the scene four years earlier in South Africa. So who will it be this time around at Russia 2018? Here are

  • Rippon and Harding advance to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ final

    Olympic figure skaters Adam Rippon and Tonya Harding will be two of the three finalists of ‘Dancing With the Stars’. Three more Olympians were eliminated in the third week of the competition after receiving the lowest combined judges and audience score: Figure skater Mirai Nagasu, luger Chris Mazdzer and softball player Jennie Finch Daigle. NFL