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  • Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France
    Geraint Thomas to claim first Tour de France title

    Two-time Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Geraint Thomas will claim his first Tour de France title on Sunday, after retaining the leader’s yellow jersey ahead of the ceremonial final stage. The Team Sky riding Welshman holds an overall lead of 1min 51sec as they head to Paris for the finale of the 105th edition of

  • Simone Biles set for return to competition at U.S. Classic

    The wait is almost over. It’s been 710 days since Simone Biles completed her run through the Rio 2016 Olympics where she claimed four gold medals and a bronze. On Saturday, she’s set to return to competition at the U.S. Classic in Columbus, Ohio, the final qualifying event for the U.S. gymnastics national championships. Though

  • Yuzuru Hanyu Immortalised as a Pale Ale
    Yuzuru Hanyu is flavour of the month with ‘All Eyes on Yuzu’

    Yuzuru Hanyu may be known as the ‘Prince of Ice’ but this summer he has been put on ice in more ways than one. That’s because a brewery has created a craft beer called ‘All Eyes on Yuzu‘, inspired by the reigning Olympic champion. The Muskoka Brewery based in Ontario, Canada, created the beer, which

  • Simone Biles, Mario Mola, Geraint Thomas
    Simone Biles Headlines Olympic Stars in Action This Weekend

    This weekend sees a four-time Olympic champion in action, as Simone Biles makes her return to gymnastics. In Paris a new champion will be crowned in the Tour de France, while there is ITU World Series action in Edmonton, and international judo, golf, and tennis also on offer – something to cater for every taste. Without

  • After a Challenging Year: Can Axelsen Retain World Title?

    Reigning world badminton champion Viktor Axelsen has had his season hampered by very different things. First an injury and then… guess what? Pollen! The Rio 2016 bronze medallist and world number one has been struggling with allergies, causing him breathing problems. “I haven’t really been able to follow the amount of practise that I really

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    Quickfire interview: ‘Geguri’

    Her Korean name is Kim Se-Yeon, but she is known as ‘Geguri’. The 19-year-old is the first woman to play in the Overwatch League, a professional Esports league. Overwatch is a popular video game, with over 40 million players across the world. Geguri, who plays for the Shanghai Dragons, took part in the recent Esports

  • Florencia Chagas of Argentina, who became the first player to score a triple-double in FIBA under-17 Women's Basketball World Cup history. (Photo: fiba.basketball)
    Knockout round underway at Under-17 Women’s Basketball World Cup

    The round of 16 is underway at the FIBA Under-17 Women’s Basketball World Cup. All 16 teams competing in the tournament advanced after a preliminary group stage, which helped seed the teams for the elimination bracket. The tournament, now in its fifth edition, is taking place in the Belarussian capital Minsk. Favourites include Australia, who

  • Peter Burling And Blair Tuke set to race at Tokyo 2020
    New Zealand’s Burling and Tuke vow to defend Olympic title at Tokyo 2020

    Virtuoso New Zealand sailing pair Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have confirmed they will race and try to win consecutive gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. After winning gold at Rio 2016, they helped Emirates Team New Zealand claim their first America’s Cup in 17 years and have also just finished the Volvo Ocean Race.

  • Yuzuru Hanyu is back
    Yuzuru Hanyu back in competition earlier than expected

    Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will be back in competition earlier than expected. The ‘Prince of Ice’ had to pull out of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in March in Milan due to ankle pain and was expected to return to action at the 2018 Grand Prix in Helsinki, Finland, in November. September return

  • Yuto Nagatomo: Eyes on the ball
    Yuto Nagatomo ready to answer call for Tokyo 2020

    Japanese footballer Yuto Nagatomo wants to play for his country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The experienced ex-Inter Milan player revealed his intentions at an event in Tokyo. The 31-year-old Galatasaray player hopes to be picked as an overage player for the men’s under-23 squad, saying he’s willing and ready if selected by coach Hajime Moriyasu.