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‘Full steam ahead’: Team GB confident Olympics will go ahead – and with fans

Chef de mission Mark England believes ‘time is on our side’He says organisers are hopeful spectators can fill the stadiums Team GB’s chef de mission for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics has shot down suggestions the Games could be derailed again by Covid-1…

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Phil Neville approached by Inter Miami to leave Team GB plans in doubt

England coach in running to take over Beckham’s MLS sideNeville was expected to lead Team GB at Tokyo OlympicsThe England Women coach, Phil Neville, has been approached by Inter Miami about the managerial role at the Major League Soccer side.Inter Miam…

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England could suffer if Neville picks experience over youth for Team GB | Suzanne Wrack

Success at the Olympics will be his main aim if, as expected, the outgoing Lionesses manager is named in charge of Team GBAs the year draws to an end, the postponed Olympics creep closer and with it the tough decision of who should represent Team GB in…

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Christian Malcolm: ‘It’s about my abilities, not the colour of my skin’

The UK Athletics head coach has a 12-year plan to get the best from British athletes and make them a force on the world stage“I don’t see myself as a trailblazer,” says Christian Malcolm, as he finally pauses for breath after a frantic few days since t…

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Donation helps long jumper drop delivery job and revive Olympic dream

British indoor champion Dan Bramble worked for AmazonGymshark helps athlete reach £12,000 target for OlympicsA British long jump champion who had to work for Amazon after suffering financial problems during the pandemic has been told he can “quit deliv…

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Phil Neville eager to lead Team GB at rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

Neville stood down as England Women’s manager in April‘Olympics is a massive ambition of mine. The FA know that’Phil Neville has said he wants to lead Team GB at the Olympics and expects the Football Association to make a decision “pretty quickly” on w…

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Ellie Downie speaks out after ‘weight-shaming’ complaint is not upheld

English Institute of Sport says gymnast’s complaint not provenWorld medallist tweets ‘this is why we haven’t spoken before’The double world medallist gymnast Ellie Downie has expressed her frustration after her complaint about being weight-shamed when …

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GB sevens captain sounds warning for entire game over RFU’s swingeing cuts

Tom Mitchell and his squad will be cut loose at end of AugustTeam GB’s Olympic silver medallists seek UK Sport funding The country’s leading sevens players have warned that a failure to support their sport properly will have serious consequences for th…

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GB sevens captain sounds warning for entire game over RFU’s swingeing cuts

Tom Mitchell and his squad will be cut loose at end of AugustTeam GB’s Olympic silver medallists seek UK Sport funding The country’s leading sevens players have warned that a failure to support their sport properly will have serious consequences for th…

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Team GB told to focus on athletes’ dreams, not just Olympic medals

Change of focus needed in wake of abuse scandalChef de mission: ‘Medal table outcome is irrelevant’Team GB should focus on “more than just medals” as a barometer of success in the wake of the gymnastics abuse scandal and the global pandemic, believes i…

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Becky and Ellie Downie say abuse in GB gymnastics ‘completely normalised’

Ellie Downie would not eat or drink on day before weigh-in‘Focus about my weight will leave scars which will never heal’The world championship medallists Becky and Ellie Downie have joined the group of gymnasts speaking out about shocking abuse in the …

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Becky and Ellie Downie say abuse in GB gymnastics ‘completely normalised’

Ellie Downie would not eat or drink on day before weigh-in‘Focus about my weight will leave scars which will never heal’The world championship medallists Becky and Ellie Downie have joined the group of gymnasts speaking out about shocking abuse in the …

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Running with deer in park helped Dina Asher-Smith to stay in shape

Sprinter trained over longer distances in lockdownAsher-Smith relieved when Olympics postponedDina Asher-Smith has described how running with deer has kept her fit during the Covid-19 lockdown, also admitting she felt relieved when the Olympics were po…

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British sports bodies fear financial ruin because of coronavirus pandemic

Handful of national governing bodies face an existential threat‘Sports like ours will find it very difficult to recover’Some British sporting bodies, including those sending athletes to next year’s Olympics, fear they could go under because of the coro…

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Jade Jones: ‘Olympics delay gives me a year to become a better athlete’

Britain’s two-time taekwondo gold medallist is staying positive following the Tokyo Games move to summer 2021 – partly because it means she can still create historyA week since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed in response to the coronavirus outbreak t…

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GB hockey captain Hollie Pearne-Webb: ‘These things gel you, going through tougher times’

Great Britain’s hockey captain, who played a key part in the Rio gold, believes the postponement of the Olympics will give extra time to develop her young squadWhen Hollie Pearne-Webb was growing up, she had an indoor pastime that drove her mum potty. …

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Coronavirus: athletes say Tokyo 2020 postponement is ‘perfect decision’ – video

Athletes who were on their way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have spoken about their relief that the Games have been postponed. ‘We felt under pressure to train, we felt under pressure to compete,’ said Team GB’s Adam Peaty. The Olympic breaststroke champ…

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Team GB cyclists need to show Olympic form at world championships

World championships start in Berlin with all eyes on Jason and Laura Kenny five months before Tokyo 2020The final world championships before the Olympic Games is the point when reality, good or bad, hits home for Britain’s track cyclists, and the withd…

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Team GB cyclists need to show Olympic form at world championships

World championships start in Berlin with all eyes on Jason and Laura Kenny five months before Tokyo 2020The final world championships before the Olympic Games is the point when reality, good or bad, hits home for Britain’s track cyclists, and the withd…

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Shauna Coxsey: ‘I’ve even got a climbing wall built in my cellar’

Climbing will make its debut at the 2020 Olympics and Shauna Coxsey will be the first British competitor and one of just 20 women in TokyoShauna Coxsey can only laugh when asked how she feels about being dubbed Britain’s very own Spider-Woman. “I don’t…