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Michael Schumacher turns 50, FA Cup third-round shocks and sneaky drinks | Classic YouTube

The German legend in F1 – and chariot – action, plus: shock cup exits, tumbling, sneaky drinks and dazzling darts1) Today, Michael Schumacher turns 50. He won a grand prix for the first time at Spa in 1992 for Benetton. He’d go on to win five more in B…

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‘I just count money, that’s all I do’: the sporting quotes of 2018

From Australia’s sandpaper storm to some impressive popularity contests, via José Mourinho and worm denial5 January: “We have money for sardines and I’m thinking lobster. I will do my best to try and bring in the best players. I will look to the lobste…

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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2018

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from the thousands of frames that he shot during 2018 and recalls the stories behind them20mm lens 1/2000 f4 ISO 3200 Continue reading…

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My picks for athlete of the year carried that weight | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Colin Kaepernick, Maggie Nichols and Serena Williams left us better off because of their commitment to sport and societyToday’s athletes have to carry a lot more baggage than a smelly gym bag and the giddy dreams of their parents. If they hope to achie…

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My picks for athlete of the year carried that weight | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Colin Kaepernick, Maggie Nichols and Serena Williams left us better off because of their commitment to sport and societyToday’s athletes have to carry a lot more baggage than a smelly gym bag and the giddy dreams of their parents. If they hope to achie…

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US gymnasts lead way in exceptional year for female pioneers of sport | Richard Williams

Women’s sport made giant strides in 2018, never more significantly than in a Michigan courtroom where gymnasts gave evidence against their former coach – a serial abuserOne by one they stepped forward to the microphone, a procession of young women norm…

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The 2018 world of sport in viral videos

From astonishing tricks to unlikely goalkeepers, via both irate and elated athletes, here is a selection of some of the most popular videos of the yearThe amazing world of sport: watch more of the good, the bad and even the downright ugly  Continu…

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USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy in wake of Larry Nassar scandal

Organization attempting to reach settlements over abuseUSOC has taken steps to revoke status of USAGUSA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an effort to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a bankruptcy petition on Wednesday as it a…

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‘We are not gymnastics’: parkour fights to retain its soul | Andy Bull

The International Gymnastics Federation wants to recognise parkour as a new discipline, with a view to Olympic inclusion in 2024. But the parkour community is opposing the FIG’s effortsThe Dame du Lac lives an hour’s ride from Paris, in the suburb of L…

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Gymnast in Leeds sets horizontal bar backflip world record of nearly 20ft – video

Gymnast Ashley Watson has set a new Guinness world record performing a horizontal bar backflip. The Leeds gymnast is seen flying 5.87m (almost 20ft) through the air. Watson is a part of the Great Britain gymnastics squad and it wasn’t until his sixth a…

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Gymnast in Leeds sets horizontal bar backflip world record of nearly 20ft – video

Gymnast Ashley Watson has set a new Guinness world record performing a horizontal bar backflip. The Leeds gymnast is seen flying 5.87m (almost 20ft) through the air. Watson is a part of the Great Britain gymnastics squad and it wasn’t until his sixth a…

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Former MSU president charged with lying to police investigating Nassar abuse

Lou Anna Simon faces four years in prison if convictedNassar pled guilty to sexually assaulting athletes under careThe former Michigan State University president, Lou Anna Simon, was charged on Tuesday with lying to state police during a probe of Larry…

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‘I hope my legacy inspires gymnasts’ – Olympic medallist Louis Smith retires

Smith won medals at three Olympics on the pommel horse‘Gym has given me everything … it made me the person I am’Louis Smith has announced his retirement from gymnastics at the age of 29.Smith was Great Britain’s first individual Olympic medallist in …

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USOC moves to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as national governing body

The USOC moved to decertify USA Gymnastics on MondayUSOC CEO to gymnastics community: ‘You deserve better’The US Olympic Committee has taken the first steps to decertifying USA Gymnastics’ recognition as the national governing body for gymnastics in th…

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To say Simone Biles is America’s greatest athlete is an undersell

The Olympic hero overcame a kidney stone and rare blunders at the world championships and still won a medal in every event. Her only competition is herselfWe observers have long since exhausted the well of superlatives when it comes to Simone Biles. Th…

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Oksana Chusovitina’s epic career provides many reasons to be tearful | Emma John

The gymnast, still competing at the world championships at the age of 43, once vaulted for her son’s life. Her longevity has paved the way for other mothers to remain in the sportI don’t care who knows it: gymnastics makes me cry. In a good way, I shou…

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The sublime Simone Biles caps record-breaking worlds with fourth gold medal

American equals record for most world championship medalsBiles, 21, becomes first Amercian to medal in every disciplineSimone Biles became the most decorated female gymnast in the history of the world championships on Saturday, winning a gold medal in …

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Simone Biles wins record 13th world title, then takes silver in ‘weakest’ event

Biles wins vault final for record-breaking 13th gold at worldsAmerican places second on uneven bars behind Nina DerwaelSimone Biles claimed her third gold medal at the world gymnastics championships in Doha with victory in the women’s vault, then follo…

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Simone Biles wins fourth all-around world title by record margin despite falls

American is first woman to win four all-around world titlesBiles, 21, wins title despite falls on balance beam and vaultMurakami and Hurd capture silver and bronze respectivelySimone Biles overcame falls on the balance beam and vault to become the firs…

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Simone Biles overcomes kidney stone to lead USA to world gymnastics team gold

Russia claim silver medal with China in third placeBiles puts in strong showing despite visit to hospitalSimone Biles is now an 11-time world champion after leading the USA women to team gold at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha on Tuesday.Bil…