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  • BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Michael Phelps attends the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year on December 18, 2016 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
    Michael Phelps launches new mental health campaign

    Michael Phelps faced many dark moments in his career, despite his unprecedented success as an athlete. Even now the retired swimmer is going through challenging times. The American openly admitted that he considered suicide after his six-medal haul at London 2012. But the 23-time Olympic champion wants to use his own experiences to support others suffering from

  • Ryan Lochte reveals comeback plans

    Too old to win again? Ryan Lochte is ready to prove his critics wrong as he embarks on his comeback to competitive swimming in earnest. After a quiet 2017, the 12-time Olympic medallist made his return to a major national competition last Friday at the Atlanta Classic, recording the third best time in the men’s

  • Olympic Games Logo Quiz

    Munich 1972, Mexico 1968, Los Angeles 1984… some iconic Olympic Games had bold and revolutionary design programmes. Could you identify their logos from a single picture? Take the Olympic Games Logo Quiz to test your Olympic graphic design history.   Can’t get enough? Watch our new series, Design Focus, and go beyond the rings into the intriguing history

  • Holzdeppe
    How sport helped this Olympian overcome his shyness

    Sport can change lives in so many different ways. Some big, globally felt impacts. Others small, individual, subtle. But all are important. Raphael Holzdeppe has his own, special story of how sport helped transform his live. The German now spends his life aspiring to ever greater heights. Through pole vault, Holzdeppe found a way to

  • Soccer Football - International Friendly - Russia vs Argentina - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 11, 2017 Argentina’s Lionel Messi gestures REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
    Argentina, Belgium, and Spain name Fifa World Cup squads

    More teams have been naming their preliminary or final rosters for the Fifa World Cup in Russia next month. Argentina, Belgium, and Spain have all released their squad lists and this is who made the cut… Argentina Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano lead Argentina’s star-studded World Cup squad announced today. Jorge Sampaoli’s team only barely

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Yuki Kawauchi of Japan competes in the Men's Marathon during day three of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 6, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)
    Boston Marathon champ Kawauchi breaks local 71 km record

    Remember Yuki Kawauchi? The Japanese long-distance runner was the unexpected winner of the Boston Marathon earlier this year. He beat world champion Geoffrey Kirui to do so. And he’s still an amateur — he works as a high-school administrator. So what next for someone who’s just produced such a shock win? A 71 km ultra-marathon

  • From a rising cycle star to a snowboard prodigy: Things you might have missed over the weekend

    It was another packed weekend in the wonderful world of sport, with seasons and careers ending in football, Rafa Nadal reclaiming the world number 1 tennis ranking, and action on the golf tours hitting the headlines and backpages around the world… but here are several other stories you might have missed: 1. Cycling: A new

  • Sweden
    Sweden savour shootout success over Switzerland

    A familiar feeling for Sweden’s Tre Kronor ice hockey team. They are crowned world champions again after another nail-biting victory sealed in a shoot-out. Last year, they pipped Canada to the title. This time, they ended the dream of Switzerland in the final. Relief and happiness Filip Forsberg scored the decisive goal in the shootout,

  • COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - MAY 19: The team of Sweden celebrate victory over the United States after the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Semi Final game between Sweden and USA at Royal Arena on May 19, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
    Going for gold again: Undefeated Sweden aim for IIHF World Championship double

    Sweden’s ice hockey world title defence goes on! Tre Kronor (Three Crowns) are just one game away from winning back-to-back men’s world championships after a resounding 6–0 win over USA in Copenhagen. The Swedes were the only team to make it out of the group stage unbeaten. And they’ve continued that run in the playoffs, having

  • The sports to watch this weekend

    1. Swimming – USA Pro Swim Series, Indianapolis Katie Ledecky is absolutely tearing it up in her first meet since turning professional. No matter the month, it’s always fun to drop that World Record splash! Looking forward to more fast racing this week in Indy @USASwimming @stanfordwswim pic.twitter.com/vuWQeszt63 — Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) May 17, 2018