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Adam Peaty: 'No One Works As Hard As Me In The Pool And The Gym'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

At just 21, Adam Peaty made history at the Rio 2016 Olympic games for becoming Britain’s first male Olympic swimming champion for 28 years. He broke...

Amor Eyes Fifth Hong Kong Title

Oliver Pickup | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

Simon Amor knows precisely what is required to prevail in the Hong Kong Sevens, perennially the most-coveted prize on the circuit. England have won at the sport's mecca on four occasions, in a golden five-year spell between 2002 and 2006; Amor, now the country's head coach, starred as the playmaker in each success, and even skippered the side in their last triumph 11 years ago.

Maddie Hinch On Why Her Training In The Gym Is Key To Her Success

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Maddie Hinch made history in Rio by winning Great Britain’s first Olympic gold in the women’s hockey team. The 28-year-old first began playing ho...

Shocking Photos Show Rio Olympic Park Decaying After Just Seven Months

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK

Last summer saw Team GB enjoy their best Olympics ever, with a whopping 26 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze medals - but those heady days will seem a lon...

Sevens Powers Canada's Rugby Union Revolution

Oliver Pickup | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

It's indisputable: 2016 was the most significant, epochal year in the long history of rugby sevens, when the awareness and popularity of the sport fin...

USA Eagles Aim To Soar In Las Vegas 7s

Oliver Pickup | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

Mike Friday, the head coach of the USA men's rugby sevens team, joked on the eve of last summer's Olympics that if his team managed to achieve a dream podium finish he would anoint fellow Englishman Tom Hardy as the actor he would most like to portray him in the inevitable Hollywood movie depicting the against-the-odds triumph.

Bold Ambition As We Target Further Olympic Success At Tokyo 2020

Liz Nicholl CBE | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Sport
Liz Nicholl CBE

As we look ahead to Tokyo 2020, the Government has tasked us with building on the successes of London 2012 and Rio 2016 and that is why we have set a challenging aspirational goal that will motivate the high performance system to strive for even greater heights.

I've Won Gold, Silver And Bronze At The Paralympics, More People With A Learning Disability Should Have The Same Opportunity

Jessica-Jane Applegate | Posted 14.10.2017 | UK Sport
Jessica-Jane Applegate

I'm Jessica-Jane Applegate, I'm 20 years old and I'm an elite swimmer. I've competed in competitions all over the world, I've set over 75 new British Swimming records and I've won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in London 2012 and Rio 2016 and in 2013 was given an MBE. I also have a learning disability.

My Letter To Louis Smith After Seeing 'That' Video

Julie Siddiqi | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Sport
Julie Siddiqi

Dear Louis - My heart sank when the video appeared online over the weekend. As a proud Brit, as a Muslim, as a parent and as the Mum of a son who is an Elite Level-5 gymnast representing his region next month in the national finals, my heart really did sink. I had to discuss it with him; I wish I hadn't needed to.

For The Olympics To Survive It Must Change, Starting Right Now

Xavier Toby | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Sport
Xavier Toby

When I think back on the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, the first word that comes to my mind is "meh". I do so wish I'd been more excited.

The Paralympics Did Inspire Me But Not In The Way You Might Think

Mathy Selvakumaran | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mathy Selvakumaran

But for me, as a person with a disability I've had since birth, having the opportunity to watch the Paralympics means so much more to me than just being an "inspiration" in the most sentimental of senses.

Why Are Our Trains Not Suitable For Superhumans?

Laura Moore | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK
Laura Moore

I saw a post on Twitter today that really angered me.  One of our Gold medal winning Paralympians, Sophie Christiansen OBE, had been stranded on a train because Great Western had not ensured there was a ramp for her when she arrived at Paddington Station.

Brazil Has Made The World Smile Yet Again

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

Brazil as a tourist destination, previously known predominantly for its beautiful beaches, diverse culture, gastronomy and natural resources, has also become a benchmark for having world potential in other segments, such as sports, events and business. And, as befits this moment, we want to be given due respect for who we are today as a country, with attention paid to the path we are following.

I Have A Disability And Feel Empowered - Every Four Years

Ellie May Forrester | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Sport
Ellie May Forrester

The Paralympic Games illustrate that when a disabled person has the right support, is valued and, importantly, listened to, they can succeed to the best of their abilities. If we put a little of this philosophy, enthusiasm and energy into supporting disabled people every day, not just every four years, all disabled people could feel that they too can achieve and make a valued contribution to society.

Rio Paralympics 2016. Are People With Disabilities Superhuman Or Simply Human?

Luca Badetti | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK Sport
Luca Badetti

As the Rio 2016 Paralympics continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, international attention of varying degree is being given to this second round of Olympic sport galore, involving persons who have disabilities.

Four Paralympians Ran The 1500m Quicker Than Olympic Gold Medallist Did

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK

Four Paralympians ran the 1500m in a quicker time than the Olympian who won gold did. Algeria’s Abdellatif Baka, who is visually impaired, won gold ...

23 Incredible Photos That Show Paralympians In Action At Rio

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The Paralympics have been underway for just a matter of days and already we’ve seen some incredible feats of strength and resilience. Abdellatif Ba...

Why Are Paralympians Being Treated As Second Class Athletes?

Charlie Proctor | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Sport
Charlie Proctor

With the Olympics, every single sporting event was filmed by the host broadcaster and was available for audiences to watch. With the Paralympics, it has been a completely different story. There are currently no television cameras being used at all to record some sporting events including the rowing. As a result, Channel 4 resorted to sending their own camera crews out to the rowing venue so viewers in the UK could enjoy at least some sort of coverage. When a country can't even commit to providing cameras and live coverage of all sporting events, should they even be allowed to host the games?

It's Not The Paralympic Athletes That I'm Inspired By

Laura Moore | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Moore

While many people are being inspired by our amazing Paralympic athletes I relate more with another group of important people during these games... the Paralympic parents and this is my letter to them.

Why Athletes With A Learning Disability Should Have More Opportunities At The Paralympics

Stephanie Moore | Posted 09.09.2017 | UK Sport
Stephanie Moore

I have trained most of my life to reach the top level in sport, and there are many more athletes like me who are being excluded from being able to compete at the highest level. We need to see better equality for athletes with a learning disability.

Waste Mountain Could Be Golden Opportunity For The World's Poorest

Richard Gower | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Richard Gower

Our present economic model, which could be described as 'take, make, dispose', has generated significant improvements in our standard of living, but is also harming us. According to the World Health Organisation, each year twenty times more people die of diseases linked to mismanagement of waste and pollutants than die from malaria.

Why Gary Lineker's Wrong About The Olympics!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 27.08.2017 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

So Gary, dear Gary, yes you might think it dull to hear yet again that people find that watching other sports shows up how obnoxious the cheating and time wasting is in football, but the reason it's said every time, is because it's still just as true now as it was the last time, and as it will be the next time too.

Changing The Game: What The Olympics Can Teach Brands

Amelia Kallman | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

From wearables, virtual reality and augmented reality, to the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robots and drones, technology is truly changing the game at this year's Olympics

Why I Won't Be Attacking Lynsey Sharp

Keely Thorne | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Sport
Keely Thorne

People must equally, surely appreciate that this feels unfair for the athletes competing against her. Undeniably, if someone has testosterone levels that are three times the normal range for females and are competing in an athletic event against females, they have an advantage!

Few Countries Could Hope To Match Team GB In Rio - Let's Enjoy It

Stephen Mayne | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Sport
Stephen Mayne

Only a small number of countries are big enough, rich enough, and obsessed enough with sport to have the luxury of losing count of medals over the course of any single day. As our team returns home victorious, it shouldn't be ignored or taken for granted. It's something to celebrate.