Layla Anna-Lee

Entries by Layla Anna-Lee

Are The Rio Olympics Going To Be A Disaster?

(4) Comments | Posted 2 January 2016 | (00:00)

It's the biggest sporting event in the world. In terms of viewing figures it obliterates the Super Bowl and is well ahead of the FIFA World Cup, but despite the Olympic Games bringing us the greatest sporting tests for gold it also often bears political drama.

Every host nation...

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Fiji Has Never Won an Olympic Medal but Rio is Their Best Chance Yet - Exclusive Interview

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (23:43)

Photo Credit: Ben Ryan

The 2016 Olympics in Brazil marks the debut of rugby 7's in the competition. As a football obsessed nation gets to grips with the fairly novel idea of actually picking up the ball, the more...

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Forget Team GB - Five Reasons Olympic Football Is Going To Be Awesome

(1) Comments | Posted 16 July 2015 | (01:21)

Above Fiji qualify for the 2016 Olympics - Photo credit: OFC

Back in May Great Britain's separate FA's pulled the plug on Team GB and therefore our Olympic football dream. In short England, Scotland and Wales could not hold it...

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The Champions League Stars

(0) Comments | Posted 12 September 2014 | (14:22)


The first international break of the season is always the hardest to take - we've just had our first taster of club football only to be faced with a 2 week break. There was however some exquisite talent on show and some highly...

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Champions League Transfers

(0) Comments | Posted 4 September 2014 | (16:28)


On Monday night the transfer window battened down its hatches once again. Summer is over and it's time for football transfers to go in to hibernation until New Years Day 2015. Some Champions League clubs will be delighted with their summer dealings -...

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UEFA Champions League

(1) Comments | Posted 2 September 2014 | (01:00)



It's back - the greatest club competition on the planet and the 2014/15 season promises to be one of the most exciting yet.

With Barcelona and Real Madrid each holding some of...

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The World Cup Waves Ripple On

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2014 | (15:39)


Since the World Cup finished just under two weeks ago we have seen a some big changes in World football, I've been curious to see the effect playing on the worlds stage had on player values and who has come out...

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Surprise - You're Going to the World Cup Final!

(0) Comments | Posted 17 July 2014 | (11:50)

Copacabana is calm and quite apart from the road to the airport which is jammed with taxis taking travellers home. The locals are relieved and the country proud. We did the World Cup and we did it well (just don't mention the score).

The final took place in Rio's...

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Heartbroken Brazil

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2014 | (08:25)

Brazilians turned their shirts inside out. Many left the Minerão stadium at half time. By the fifth goal Brazil fans were applauding Germany and when the whistle blew at a score line of 7-1 in the World Cup Semi Final against Brazil those left in the stadium stood to give...

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Live From Brazil - The Last Eight Teams

(0) Comments | Posted 4 July 2014 | (12:44)

This year's world cup has been exceptional on so many levels - almost to the point that it's sad to see any of the teams go; couldn't we just let the World Cup go on for a little bit longer this year?

We're down to the last eight teams in...

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The Greatest Competition in the World

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2014 | (10:06)

The group stages are coming to a close and the excitement of the knockout stages is kicking off on Saturday. We're knee deep in to the greatest competition in the world and, England aside, what an incredible competition it's been so far!

I'm in Rio filming my World Cup experiences...

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'Boxing is Like a Drug' - Speaking to Duke McKenzie MBE

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2012 | (14:36)

With 19,000 tickets sold for his comeback fight on November 24 former World Champion Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton is set for a massive comeback.

More than 3 years since his last fight Hatton will fight Ukrainian boxing sensation Vyacheslav Senchenko to prove his worth, not that he needs to....

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Speaking to Jake Humphrey on the Lewis Hamilton move

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2012 | (11:58)

In one of the most sensational transfer stories of F1's history Lewis Hamilton has announced that he is to leave McLaren after fifteen years and move to Mercedes, who have offered him a three year deal beginning at the start of the F1 season 2013.

Since the news broke,...

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Fame Should Be A Reflection Of Success

(0) Comments | Posted 24 September 2012 | (11:34)

When I was away filming in Marbella, a good looking young man figured out my work with a major magazine and decided to come and ask me for advice. "I'm a footballer" he said, as we sat in our swimwear at an outrageously flamboyant celebrity filled beach party. "I wanted...

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London 2012 is Over...

(3) Comments | Posted 12 September 2012 | (01:00)

The Paralympic closing ceremony has finished. London 2012 is over and the Olympic flame is undoubtedly already covered in glitter, doused in caipirinha and in between a dancers butt cheeks as it makes it's merry way to Rio.

With a countdown of 1426 days to go till Rio 2016,...

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An Athlete's Life Is a Tough One

(1) Comments | Posted 5 September 2012 | (01:00)

The Paralympians have arrived with a tremendous appetite for gold, at the time of writing we stand in second place on the medal table with a staggering 54 medals, 16 of which are gold. Only China are ahead of us.

The discipline and drive of our athletes cannot be...

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"Look Up at the Stars and Not Down at Your Feet"

(0) Comments | Posted 30 August 2012 | (11:08)

Professor Stephen Hawking introduced the Paralympic opening ceremony combining sport, science and curiosity to bring us a display of unity and positivity that truly has no boundaries.

Ticket sales and athlete entries, that have broken all records from before, clearly tell us that social attitudes have changed and respect...

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Meet The Superhumans

(0) Comments | Posted 28 August 2012 | (01:00)

"Forget everything you thought you knew about strength.

Forget everything you thought you knew about humans.

Meet the superhumans."

Channel 4 will be broadcasting the Paralympic games and have given it the most incredible build up with a marketing campaign that turns our discriminations...

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Bidding Farewell to the London 2012 Olympic Games

(0) Comments | Posted 15 August 2012 | (01:00)

After seventeen days and sixty five glittering Team GB medals we bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympic games.

London's biggest party was thrown in the Olympic stadium Stratford to celebrate all the athletes that have worked to hard to compete in such a glorious fashion.

Amongst bones...

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Britain: A Great Nation of Cyclists?

(7) Comments | Posted 13 August 2012 | (01:00)

Writer Gerry Stergiopoulos said, "If you want to know why the British are so good at cycling, just look at the price of public transport".

Team GB have a staggering 12 medals in the Olympic cycling disciplines - seven of which are gold in the track cycling and matches our...

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