- The Middlesbrough striker hasn’t won in the Premier League since August 2015 – while things are even worse for Sunderland’s Jack Rodwell. Who else has had similar runs to forget? Middlesbrough’s new signing, Rudy Gestede, may have only played one match for his new team, but he has already set an unwanted record in the Premier League. The Benin forward now has the league’s longest winless streak – managing 32 games without victory. (He last won when Aston Villa
- • Swimmer has won medals at world, European and Commonwealth level
• The 26-year-old was fourth in the women’s 50 metres freestyle at RioThree-time Olympian Fran Halsall has announced her retirement from swimming.The 26-year-old was fourth in the women’s 50 metres freestyle at the Rio Games as an Olympic medal proved elusive once more. Related: Fran Halsall: I’ll get an Olympic rings tattoo if I win gold in RioContinue reading...
- British swimmer Fran Halsall, a three-time Olympian, announces her retirement after a 10-year international career.
- The champion swimmer, 22, on winning two gold medals at 13, finally meeting Michael Phelps and crying happy tearsMy life changed at the Beijing Olympics. I was only 13, but I came away with two gold medals. I was so shocked and surprised to win. Later I won the Young Sports Personality of the Year and became the youngest person ever to get an MBE. To think that was only eight years ago… It feels like a lifetime.I’ve never been bullied. I’m just small. I can do everything every
- After the success of Running Like a Girl, the Brighton author turns her pen to swimming – with buoyant resultsIf reading can be likened to swimming, one glides through this memoir as if in a single length. But it must have been effortful to write – and, at the beginning, to live. I had approached Leap In cautiously – had not leapt in at all – assuming it to be a publisher’s initiative, a calculated sequel to Heminsley’s recent bestseller Running Like a Girl. T
- The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2016 and recalls how each one was createdAndy Murray wins Wimbledon again – 10 July135mm lens 1/1600 f4 ISO 1000Championship-winning point at Wimbledon is always a bit nervy for me even though I have done many of them over the years. There are some pretty big decisions to be made – what lens do you go on as you don’t know where on the court they will celebrate? Do you go upright or landsc
- Who won the the Todd Carney cup for bad publicity? How about the Mile Jedinak golden microphone for unfortunate gaffes? And then there’s Warnie … Your host Russell Jackson hands out the prizesIt was a bumper year of on-field and off-field misbehaviour in the NRL, with incidents including but not limited to a player being knocked out with a fire poker at a charity party (admit it, nobody had that on their NRL player behaviour bingo card), a positive cocaine test, fraud squad raids, m
- From Usain Bolt’s golden triumphs to a green pool and Michael Phelps’s herculean achievements, the Games were swept along by a crazy rhythm in RioOn the seventh day of the Games, it seemed, for a brief, bewildering moment, as though a bomb had gone off in the Olympic Park. A thunderclap sounded around the aquatics stadium and echoed across the food court. No one fled. Instead everyone sped towards the scene. It turned out that Brazilian police had detonated a discarded rucksack &ndas
- Record breaker and gold medallist Adam Peaty stopped on the red carpet at BBC Sports Personality of the Year to thank this surprised Rio volunteer.
- Swimming Australia has announced it won’t renew its sponsorship deal with Speedo. The swimwear company – founded in Sydney in 1914 but now based in Nottingham in the UK – has had a long partnership with the national team, beginning at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games, where Dawn Fraser and Murray Rose were among Australia’s gold-medal winners. The team will wear a different brand at the world championships next year in Budapest. Speedo’s partnership with the Austral
- This is what it looks like when a sports volunteer gets a video call from one of the stars at Sports Personality of the Year.
- • Additional investment for four sports that lost Tokyo 2020 Olympic funding
• It comes as part of £88m package for grassroots sportSport England is planning to soften the blow for four sports that had their elite funding axed last week by providing additional investment to help them bring young talent through. Related: UK Sport funding axe ‘catastrophic’ for badminton, says chief executiveContinue reading...
- Paralympic swimmer Ellie Robinson is crowned 2016 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, saying it's the "icing on the cake".
- Swimmer Ellie Robinson wins the 2016 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award after claiming gold at the Rio Paralympics aged 15.
- This weekend saw two events which involved racing in and on two of water’s three states. In Windsor, Canada 1,000 of the world’s best swimmers competed at the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) whilst Heerenveen in the Netherlands played host to the fourth event in the ISU Speed Skating World Cup. We bring you our pick of the best images from both events Continue reading...
- Max Litchfield sets a new British record to win 400m individual medley silver at the World Short Course Championships in Canada
- Andrew Willis wins Great Britain's second medal of the World Short Course Championships in Canada with silver in the 200m breaststroke.
- Welsh swimmer Georgia Davies wins GB's first medal of the World Short Course Championships in Windsor with backstroke bronze.
- Capturing every drop of water around Japan’s Daiya Seto during the men’s 200m individual medley final, as he wins bronze in the World Swimming Championships in Windsor, Ontario, Canada Continue reading...
- Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Robbie Renwick announces his retirement from swimming.
- Britain's Adam Peaty wins Fina's Olympic Performance of the Year award for his 100m breaststroke final win at Rio 2016.
- David Finney, 83-year-old coach at the Bridge Swimming Club in Redditch, wins the BBC Unsung Hero award for the West Midlands.
- Two-time British coach of the year Jon Rudd is to take over as the National Performance Director of Swim Ireland.
- Rio gold medallists Sascha Kindred, Susie Rodgers and Stephanie Millward are omitted from the British Para-swimming 2017 squads.
- Former British policeman, Ben Hooper, begins his world-record attempt to swim across the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday. Speaking at the start point of Hann Bay, east of Dakar in Senegal, Hooper says he intends to raise £1m for charity on his journey to Brazil, more than 1,900 miles (3,000km) away
Briton Ben Hooper begins world-record attempt to swim across Atlantic OceanContinue reading...
- Gloucestershire man, 38, sets off on five-month journey from Senegal to Brazil that will see him strive to swim a total of 1,900 miles for up to 10 hours a day After a delayed start, a former British policeman aiming to swim across the Atlantic finally set off Sunday from Senegal, bound for Brazil more than 1,900 miles (3,000km) away.“Here we go,” said 38-year-old Ben Hooper, as he tugged on his goggles and said goodbye to loved ones and supporters on the beach of a hotel in Hann Bay
- Britain's two-time world and Commonwealth champion swimmer Liam Tancock retires from the sport, aged 31.
- British swimmer Ben Hooper is hoping to become the first person to swim the Atlantic Ocean.
- The swim stage of an Ironman triathlon always generates some striking images, as hundreds of competitors charge into the water like a herd of migrating wildebeest. This shot gives things a slightly different tone, with the water droplets and lens flare giving things a decidedly dreamlike quality Continue reading...
- Commonwealth champion Ross Murdoch loses his elite British Swimming funding after missing out on a place in the Rio Olympic final.
- Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Robinson tells how she is hoping to inspire a new generation of disabled people to take up the sport.
- A 59-year-old woman dies after taking part in the Hong Kong Harbour Race, following the death of a man during the event on Sunday.
- BBC Points West joins Olympic silver medallist Siobhan-Marie O'Connor as she returns to meet her former coaches in Keynsham.
- Greta Agnew turns on her way to qualifying from the women’s 50m backstroke heats on day one of the Fina Swimming World Cup Dubai 2016 Continue reading...
- Those affected include Olympic swim star Cate Campbell
Information released includes details of therapeutic use exemptions
Four more Australian athletes including Olympic swim star Cate Campbell and world champion slalom canoeist Jessica Fox have had their confidential medical information leaked by cyber espionage group Fancy Bears.
The information released includes details of therapeutic use exemptions or TUEs, which allow athletes to use certain prohibited substances under strict rules to trea
- Meet four inspirational people taking part in the first ever Swim Serpentine in London on Saturday and Sunday, 24-25 September.
- BBC London meets some of the 4,5000 swimmers who will be taking part in the inaugural Swim Serpentine on 24-25 September.
- • Kane, 13, gets silver in S13 100m backstroke after record in heat
• Hynd wins SM8 200m medley and Hannah Russell wins second goldThe final night of competition in the Aquatics Centre was one to cherish for ParalympicsGB. Ollie Hynd became a three-times Paralympic champion after breaking the world record in the SM8 200m individual medley, Hannah Russell won her second gold in Rio and Ellie Robinson’s bronze in the S6 100m freestyle means that the 15-year-old has two medals to sh
- The best images from the seventh day’s action in Rio, where ParalympicsGB bettered their tally of 34 gold medals from London 2012Continue reading...
- Gold medals for USA, Thailand and Ukraine on busy nightThe Rio 2016 Paralympics medal table in fullRob Davies and Hollie Arnold earn golds for ParalympicsGB 1.04am BSTThat’s all for now. Thanks for following along with us and check back tomorrow for more Paralympic action! 12.50am BSTIt’s another medal for Team GB as the doubles team of Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker rally from a second-set bagel for a 6-3, 0-6, 6-1 win in the bronze medal match over Japan’s Miho Nijo and Yuii
- Gold medals for USA, Thailand and Ukraine on busy nightThe Rio 2016 Paralympics medal table in fullRob Davies and Hollie Arnold earn golds for ParalympicsGBEmail email@example.com or tweet: @Simon_Burnton 12.01am BSTAnd with that, I’m gone. I’ll leave you in Bryan’s very safe hands. Bye! 12.00am BSTAnd she does! Konkoly takes gold, with Ellie Cole of Australia winning silver and China’s Wang Jiexin coming third. This isn’t as close as the men’s rac
- David Weir misses medals, Ellie Simmonds takes bronzeThe Rio 2016 Paralympics medal table in fullRob Davies and Hollie Arnold earn golds for ParalympicsGBEmail firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet: @Simon_Burnton 10.48pm BSTIn the wheelchair basketball, Britain’s women are playing China in the quarter-finals, and they’re leading and apparently comfortable, 53-32 up in the fourth. 10.47pm BSTIn the Olympic Stadium they’ve started some Men’s 200m T11 heats. Brazil’s
- Rolling report on day six of the Rio 2016 ParalympicsThe Rio 2016 Paralympics medal table in fullRob Davies and Hollie Arnold earn golds for ParalympicsGBEmail email@example.com or tweet: @Simon_Burnton 9.23pm BSTAlfie Hewett and Gordon Reid are about to start their wheelchair tennis men’s doubles semi-final, against Japan’s Satoshi Saida and Shingo Kuneida – they’re currently knocking up at the Olympic Tennis Centre. 8.57pm BSTJust over half an hour before th
- ABC on Tuesday released new video of a protest during Ryan Lochte’s debut on Dancing with the Stars. The footage, which was not seen by audiences at home when producers cut to a commercial, shows a man being tackled by security and later escorted off stage in handcuffs. It also shows a group of protesters in the audience wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts being told to leave Continue reading...
- Her five gold medals to date are unlikely to be enough for the Paralympian whose singleminded determination and love of swimming date from early childhoodAt the swimming club where Ellie Simmonds spent her formative years, people remember that from an early age she always wanted to be in front. A decade and a half later, the desire remains and has just driven her to win her fifth Paralympic gold medal at the age of just 21.Related: Ellie Simmonds steals the show on golden night for British swimm
- The best images from Rio, documenting all the action, reaction and emotion from another day of extraordinary featsContinue reading...
- US swimmer Ryan Lochte’s debut on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars is interrupted on Monday, as protesters wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts rush the stage. The protest happens as Lochte, notorious for urinating at a gas station in Rio during this summer’s Olympics, is hearing feedback from judges on his performanceRyan Lochte’s Dancing with the Stars debut interrupted by protesters Continue reading...
- ParalympicsGB take three gold medals in the pool on day five of the Rio Games on Monday with Ellie Simmonds winning her fifth gold overall and breaking the world record in the SM6 200m medley. There are also victories for Sascha Kindred and Susannah Rodgers. Away from swimming, Great Britain add a further two gold medals with Will Bayley in the class 7 table tennis and Aled Davies in the shot putEllie Simmonds steals the show on golden night for British swimmers
- • 21-year-old wins fifth Paralympic gold and breaks SM6 200m medley record
• Victories also for Sascha Kindred and Susannah RodgersOn a night of three golds in the pool for ParalympicsGB Ellie Simmonds stole the show by becoming the first SM6 swimmer to race below three minutes in the 200m medley. After an F42 shot put gold for Aled Davies during the morning session of the athletics Simmonds followed Sascha Kindred’s lead by shattering the world record in the clammy Aquatics Cent
- • Dame Sarah Storey’s prediction comes true as she finishes outside medals• Hannah Cockroft is imperious on the track in defending T34 100m titleDame Sarah Storey, who knows a thing or two about track cycling, did say that Kadeena Cox was going to smash her rivals out of the Velodrome in the C4-5 500m time trial. Tempting though it was to suspect that Storey was trying to lure her younger team-mate into a false sense of security, her prediction was spot on. By the end of Cox&rsqu
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