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Author Archive for Nadia Khomami

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Winter Olympics inspires Britons to hit the snowdromes

Indoor snow slopes are experiencing a sharp increase in visitors since the Games beganInspired by the Winter Olympics, thousands of people are hitting indoor snow slopes across the UK to try their hand at skiing and snowboarding for the first time.A wo…

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Women’s rugby World Cup final gets primetime slot as popularity grows

Rise of Red Roses shows shifting culture of rugby as tens of thousands of women and girls take up the sport at grassroots level

Rather than Catchphrase, ITV viewers will see England’s Red Roses take on New Zealand in the women’s rugby World Cup final on Saturday night, underlining the sport’s soaring popularity.

It is the first time the final, being played in Belfast’s Kingspan stadium, has won a primetime slot on Britain’s most popular commercial channel and caps a triumphant summer for England’s female rugby players.

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Eric Bristow apologises for Twitter football sex abuse comments

Former darts champion, who has lost Sky Sports role, says it was ‘miswording’ to suggest victims were wimps

The former world darts champion Eric Bristow has apologised for a number of offensive tweets he sent out in relation to the football sexual abuse scandal.

Bristow, 59, was sacked by Sky Sports, where he had been a regular contributor to darts coverage since the early 90s, after writing on social media: “Might be a looney but if some football coach was touching me when I was a kid as I got older I would have went back and sorted that poof out.”

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Greg Rutherford freezes sperm over Olympics Zika fears

Long jumper’s partner also reveals she and their son will not attend Rio Games amid concerns about disease affecting newborns

The British Olympian Greg Rutherford has frozen a sample of his sperm before attending the Olympic Games in Rio because of his concerns over the Zika virus.

Rutherford’s partner, Susie Verrill, said the couple, who have a son called Milo, decided to freeze his sperm because they wanted to have more children in the future and were worried about the risks of the disease. Zika infections in pregnant women have been linked to babies being born with microcephaly, or an unusually small skull, and other severe brain defects.

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British basketball tries to bounce back from loss of £7m in elite funding

UK Sport accused of ignoring popularity of a sport played by inner-city teenagers, with funding based on medals won Continue reading…

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Ian Thorpe comes out as gay in Parkinson interview

The Australian swimming champion tells a private tale of depression, alcohol problems and drug abuse Archive interview: Ian Thorpe talks to Donald McRae in 2012 Continue reading…

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Jim Clark rally: three spectators killed after car swerves off track

Car reportedly struck bystanders after swerving off the track during the Jim Clark Rally near Coldstream, Scotland Continue reading…