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Into the blue: free-diving in Antarctica – in pictures

?ahika Ercümen, a world record-holding free-diver from Turkey, is diving in Antarctica as part of a scientific research mission. Photographer Özge Elif K?z?l is travelling with her to document the trip Continue reading…

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Rhys McClenaghan claims pommel horse win after Max Whitlock stumbles

• Northern Irish teenager gave an impressive display• Whitlock fell during final to finish in seventhThere is no false bravado about Max Whitlock, just an unwavering faith founded on what the double Olympic champion has achieved and what might yet be a…

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Alistair Brownlee misses out on fourth European triathlon title

• Frenchman wins the gold in Glasgow• Yorkshireman fades to fourth on the run-inAlistair Brownlee was thwarted in his pursuit of a fourth European triathlon title on Friday as Pierre Le Corre ran away to gold in the sunshine of Strathclyde Country Park…

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Teenagers Cheng and Toulson win diving gold at European Championships

• 15-year-old Cheng competes in her first major competition• Laugher wins gold in men’s springboard eventThe innocence of youth, they say, brings insulation from fear. Eden Cheng, 15 years young, betrayed little sign of nerves or trepidation when she s…

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European Sports Championships – liftoff for a new spectacle of sport

Athletics take top billing in the 11-day feast of eight sports that begins in Glasgow on Thursday and organisers hope the BBC’s 12 hours of coverage a day will be the start of something bigA neat trick involving a sleight of hand is about to be perform…

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Tom Daley: ‘If I hadn’t met Lance, I don’t know if I’d be diving now’

From being objectified at 14 to coming out five years later, the diver has lived his life in public. Still only 24, he talks about his marriage to Lance Black, fatherhood – and why he’s speaking out about gay rights around he worldYou could say this ab…

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Former athletes sue USA Diving over allegations of sexual abuse

Lawsuit claims coach coerced young divers into sexWill Bohonyi was fired by Ohio State University in 2014Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sex…

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Tom Daley brings focus to Commonwealth countries’ anti-gay laws – video

Tom Daley has used the aftermath of his 10m synchronised diving gold to strongly condemn anti-gay laws in 37 Commonwealth countries. Daley, a four-times Commonwealth gold medallist, is married to screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, with whom he is expecti…

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Commonwealth Games day nine – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, athletes and rugby sevens takes precedent among those going for glory Continue reading…

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Tom Daley speaks out on anti-gay laws in Commonwealth nations after winning gold

Daley and Dan Goodfellow win 10m synchronised final Compatriots Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams claim silverTom Daley won gold in the 10m synchronised event with Dan Goodfellow and then used the platform to strongly condemn anti-gay laws in 37 Commonwe…

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Jack Laugher makes it two Commonwealth golds and eyes a third

• Englishman takes top honour despite lack of ‘full fitness’• Annie Last grabs gold; women face hockey play-off with IndiaJack Laugher’s rivals must worry about what he could achieve at full fitness after the Englishman won a second Commonwealth gold m…

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Jack Laugher wins gold in 1m springboard to defend Commonwealth diving title

Harrogate diver dominates as Australia’s James Connor earns silverScotland’s James Heatly takes bronze to emulate grandfatherSir Peter Heatly won three gold medals in the 1950sJack Laugher completed the first part of a possible hat-trick with men’s 1m …

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Commonwealth Games day seven – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, divers, gymnasts and athletes are among those going for gloryClick here to check out all our photographic content from the 2018 Games Continue reading…

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The best sports photos of 2017 – video

Here we’ve selected our favourite sports images from 2017: from surfers riding the Hawaiian waves and Rory Best’s encounter with a Maori Warrior to Mo Farah’s stunned reaction after another world title and David Warner taking a flying catch in the Ashe…

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Fina 2017 world aquatics championships – in pictures

With almost 3,000 athletes competing in 75 contests across six different aquatic disciplines, the 2017 FINA world championships in Budapest was one of the biggest sporting events in the world in terms of participation and global exposure. We bring you …

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Winning 27m dive from Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 in Italy – video

Highlights from the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 held in Polignano a Mare, Italy, on Sunday. Canadian diver Lysanne Richard wins the women’s competition for the first time, diving from the 21.5m platform. The winner of the men’s category, jumping from the 27m platform, was Russian Artem Silchenko, who celebrates his first win since 2014. Photograph: AFP/Red Bull/Dean Treml

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Rio 2016: Guardian writers pick their favourite Olympic moments

From the brilliance of Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and the Fiji rugby team to a Ryan Lochte ‘sit-in’ and a selfie that reminded us all why the Games still matter

How do you pick just one moment? What about Wayde van Nierkerk’s world record lap of the track? The midnight showdown between Renaud Lavillenie and Thiago Braz da Silva in the pole vault? The police’s decision to terrify everyone in the Olympic park by exploding a rucksack containing a coat and a pair of socks just because they could? Almost every last little thing done by Simone Biles? If I really have to pick, the top three would be Michael Phelps’s final solo races. His revenge against Chad le Clos in the 200m butterfly, when he won back the title he lost at London 2012; his last showdown with Ryan Lochte in the 200m medley, when he beat an Olympic record set 2,000 years ago; and then his loss to Joseph Schooling in the 100m fly, when he finished in a three-way tie for second and finally seemed to find a kind of peace in defeat. Andy Bull

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Rio 2016: Guardian writers pick their favourite Olympic moments

From the brilliance of Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and the Fiji rugby team to a Ryan Lochte ‘sit-in’ and a selfie that reminded us all why the Games still matter

How do you pick just one moment? What about Wayde van Nierkerk’s world record lap of the track? The midnight showdown between Renaud Lavillenie and Thiago Braz da Silva in the pole vault? The police’s decision to terrify everyone in the Olympic park by exploding a rucksack containing a coat and a pair of socks just because they could? Almost every last little thing done by Simone Biles? If I really have to pick, the top three would be Michael Phelps’s final solo races. His revenge against Chad le Clos in the 200m butterfly, when he won back the title he lost at London 2012; his last showdown with Ryan Lochte in the 200m medley, when he beat an Olympic record set 2,000 years ago; and then his loss to Joseph Schooling in the 100m fly, when he finished in a three-way tie for second and finally seemed to find a kind of peace in defeat. Andy Bull

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Sport picture of the day: Iván García dives into the blue

With the diving pool no longer green, the underwater remote cameras at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre can be utilised again to capture the amazing trails that divers like Mexico’s Iván García make as they enter the water

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Jack Laugher adds springboard diving silver to his synchronised gold

• Laugher won synchronised Olympic title with Chris Mears
• Men’s 3m event won by Cao Yuan of China with Germany’s Hausding third

Jack Laugher has gained GB’s 50th medal of the Rio Olympics after securing silver in the men’s 3m springboard. Having collected GB’s first-ever diving gold in the synchronised 3m springboard in company with Chris Mears, Laugher again produced his best form when it mattered to finish second behind China’s outstanding Cao Yuan.

The 21-year-old Yorkshireman, now officially GB’s most successful Olympic diver, had only sneaked into the final as the 12th and last qualifier but was never out of the medal positions on another gripping evening. No British diver, Tom Daley included, has ever won more than one than one medal at the same Games.

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