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Lizzy Yarnold: inspiring kids and knitting are post-Olympics priorities

• UK’s greatest Winter Olympian ‘won’t pursue celebrity’• Yarnold is not ruling out a tilt at third gold in 2022It took Lizzy Yarnold four years to weave together the myriad threads required to defend her skeleton title. Yet hours after becoming Britai…

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Lizzy Yarnold takes skeleton gold to make Winter Olympics history for Britain

• Laura Deas claims bronze after thrilling set of final runs• First time Britain have won three medals in same dayLizzy Yarnold overcame dizzy spells to win a second successive women’s skeleton gold medal and become the first Briton to successfully def…

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GB’s Lizzy Yarnold sets Winter Olympics track record in skeleton – video

*Available to UK viewers only. Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold set a new track record in the first heat of the skeleton in Pyeongchang. The defending champions set a time of 51.66sec before a second run saw her finish the day in third place, one pla…

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Lizzy Yarnold sets track record time to lead skeleton after first heat

• Yarnold recorded a time of 51.66s• She was 0.08s quicker than Jacqueline Loelling of GermanyDefending champion Lizzy Yarnold set a track record to lead after the opening run of the Winter Olympics women’s skeleton in Pyeongchang on Friday.After Dom P…

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Skeleton: how to hurtle down an ice-track on a ‘tea tray’ – Winter Olympics video

Skeleton is a winter sport in which competitors hurl themselves head-first down an ice track on a sled resembling a tea tray and back in the news again thanks to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Before the 2014 Games, Barry Glendenning visited the U…

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Lizzy Yarnold on Winter Olympics hopes: ‘I’m here to win’ – video

Team GB flagbearer Lizzy Yarnold insists that her intention is to be on the top of the podium, as she bids to become the first Briton to retain a Winter Olympic title. In Sochi 2014 she produced four flawless runs to win Britain’s only gold medal. The …

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Lizzy Yarnold to be GB’s flag bearer at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

• British skeleton athlete ‘honoured’ to be chosen for role• 60-strong team will have clothes that protect against -40°C coldLizzy Yarnold insists she will relish the honour of leading Great Britain out at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on…

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Lizzy Yarnold: ‘I recognise what it takes emotionally and physically’

As she aims to become the first Briton to retain a Winter Olympic title, Lizzie Yarnold says she is peaking at the right pointSometimes when Lizzy Yarnold is hurtling down a skeleton track at 85mph her mind wanders ever so slightly and she notices the …

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The Joy of Six: Valentine’s Day sporting massacres | Barry Glendenning

From Sugar Ray Robinson v Jake LaMotta to Bowie Race Track, a date traditionally associated with romance has a history of sporting slaughter

One of few consolations England could take from their humiliation at the last Cricket World Cup after their premature exit had been confirmed by Bangladesh before the party had really got started was that, when it arrived, their embarrassment had become very much the norm rather than the exception. Ultimately this flaying at the hands of the Adelaide Oval’s supposed whipping boys was not so much an upset as an act of mercy. “England had the wrong team, the wrong style of play and everyone could see it,” tweeted Shane Warne in his withering post-match assessment. “Tonight’s result not a shock.”

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Lizzy Yarnold wins world championship title to seal skeleton grand slam

• Yarnold breaks track record in Winterburg to seal gold
• “It’s all I ever wanted,” 26-year-old says

Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold won gold at the Skeleton World Championships in Winterberg to complete the career grand slam of major titles.

The 26-year-old added the world crown to her Olympic, World Cup and European golds after another record-breaking performance on Saturday.

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Janine Flock is first Austrian woman to win overall skeleton World Cup title

• Lizzy Yarnold wins final race in Sochi
• Flock holds off Yarnold and Tina Hermann for title Continue reading…

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Lizzy Yarnold beats Janine Flock to take European skeleton title

• British Olympic skeleton champion ‘hugely proud’ after triumph in Igls
• Lizzy Yarnold now third in overall World Cup standings
Yarnold takes skeleton bronze in St Moritz

The Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold has claimed the European title in Austria.

Yarnold was fastest in both runs at Igls on Sunday to beat the home competitor Janine Flock and her fellow Briton Rose McGrandle.

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Lizzy Yarnold beats Janine Flock to take European skeleton title

• British Olympic skeleton champion ‘hugely proud’ after triumph in Igls
• Lizzy Yarnold now third in overall World Cup standings
Small Talk: Lizzy Yarnold on darts, cheese and karaoke
Yarnold takes skeleton bronze in St Moritz

The Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold has claimed the European title in Austria.

Yarnold was fastest in both runs at Igls on Sunday to beat the home competitor Janine Flock and her fellow Briton Rose McGrandle.

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Laura Deas takes World Cup skeleton bronze in St Moritz

• Bronze is Deas’s second medal of World Cup season
• Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold in sixth place following error
• Lizzy Arnold gets back to sliding

Great Britain’s Laura Deas won her second medal of the skeleton World Cup season with a bronze in St Moritz on Friday.

Deas clung on to her third place after the first run to finish 0.24sec behind the winner, Janine Flock of Austria, with the Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold sixth.

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Lizzy Yarnold records second victory in World Cup skeleton season

• Win in Germany is Yarnold’s second first-place finish this season
• ‘I think eventually I’ve learned to relax on this track,’ says Yarnold

Lizzy Yarnold claimed her second victory of the current World Cup skeleton season in Königssee, Germany on Friday.

Yarnold completed her two runs in 1min 44.24sec, a comfortable 0.71 ahead of the second-placed German, Anja Huber.

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In 2014 British sportswomen made headlines like never before

World Cup triumph in rugby, Ashes success, golds for Jo Pavey and Lizzy Yarnold – this was a great year for British women

In this strangely directionless time before New Year’s Day when an uneasy ceasefire on food, fizz and football bingeing takes hold it is traditional to ruminate on the passing year – once more, for old times’ sake – before plunging into stupor and failed resolutions. Sport, of course, is no different.

So what will you remember? For me, Brazil 1 Germany 7 was exceptional in an unexceptional World Cup, Novak Djokovic repelling the wills of 15,001 people on Centre Court to thwart Roger Federer bore comparison with the best Wimbledon finals and Rory McIlroy winning back to back majors also left a deep mark, although not on viewers of the BBC’s Sport’s Personality of the Year.

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Lizzy Yarnold pulls out of World Cup event in Calgary due to illness

• Olympic skeleton champion felt dizziness on Friday in Lake Placid
• Yarnold vows to ‘come back stronger in 2015’

Winter Olympic skeleton gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold has pulled out of the second World Cup event of the season in Calgary this week under medical advice.

The 26-year-old from Kent, who was shortlisted for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award which went to Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday, experienced symptoms of dizziness during her victory at the season opener in Lake Placid on Friday and will not compete in Calgary.

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Lizzy Yarnold pulls out of World Cup event in Calgary due to illness

• Olympic skeleton champion felt dizziness on Friday in Lake Placid
• Yarnold vows to ‘come back stronger in 2015’

Winter Olympic skeleton gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold has pulled out of the second World Cup event of the season in Calgary this week under medical advice.

The 26-year-old from Kent, who was shortlisted for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award which went to Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday, experienced symptoms of dizziness during her victory at the season opener in Lake Placid on Friday and will not compete in Calgary.

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year – live!

7.20pm GMT

Preamble “Congratulations. Well done. Nice one, mate. Played sir, chap, fella, geezer. Buddy, mucker, pal. Dude.”

“Cheers, ta, thanks, much appreciated, appreciate it. Aw shucks, you shouldn’t, team effort, it’s nothing. I just threw it on.”

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Lizzy Yarnold returns after rest and recreation with renewed focus

Following her Winter Olympic triumph in the skeleton Yarnold took three months off but now has the World Cup in her sights

Ten months have passed since Lizzy Yarnold performed an act of alchemy on a bob skeleton track in Sochi; transforming steel and ice into a Winter Olympics gold medal. She has not raced since and before she returned to competition on Friday in Lake Placid she predicted the butterflies in her belly would be doing a merry dance.

“I am very nervous,” she says. “It’s a tough course. You have to be able to think very fast and it’s really challenging. Every time I come here, I have to give myself a little pep talk. With my perfectionist mentality I try to do everything right but it’s not always possible.”

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