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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…

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Robert Archibald, former NBA and Team GB basketball player, dies aged 39

Archibald represented Great Britain at 2012 OlympicsFormer Memphis teammate Pau Gasol leads tributesRobert Archibald, the former NBA and Great Britain international basketball player, has died at the age of 39.His father Bobby, who also represented Gre…

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Robert Archibald, former NBA and Team GB basketball player, dies aged 39

Archibald represented Great Britain at 2012 OlympicsFormer Memphis teammate Pau Gasol leads tributesRobert Archibald, the former NBA and Great Britain international basketball player, has died at the age of 39.His father Bobby, who also represented Gre…

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Why SheBelieves Cup really matters for England’s players and Phil Neville

With the Olympics looming and England’s form poor the games in the US in March carry significance – and a chance for revengeFriendly tournaments do not generally warrant much attention. The sponsored mini cup competitions that clubs sign up for in pre-…

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Why SheBelieves Cup really matters for England’s players and Phil Neville

With the Olympics looming and England’s form poor the games in the US in March carry significance – and a chance for revengeFriendly tournaments do not generally warrant much attention. The sponsored mini cup competitions that clubs sign up for in pre-…

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UK Sport confident of breaking GB Olympic medal record at Tokyo 2020

• Team GB finished second overall in Rio with 67 medals• Warr says ‘bases are loaded’ when it comes to medal potentialUK Sport is “quietly confident” that the Tokyo Olympics will be the best ever for British athletes, surpassing the record-breaking me…

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BOA hits back at Team GB athletes in Olympic sponsorship row

• Mo Farah among those in marketing rights dispute• Adam Gemili: ‘We want to recognise our sponsors’The British Olympic Association has entered into a legal dispute with its own athletes as a row over marketing rights looks set to overshadow the countd…

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Rob McCracken: ‘Anthony Joshua knows there’s no room for error’

GB Boxing’s performance director, who also trains the former world heavyweight champion, has overseen major changes in the men’s and women’s games over the past 10 yearsWhile Rob McCracken sits through a meeting that is partly about Anthony Joshua’s ri…

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Home nations far from united over GB women’s Olympic football team | Ewan Murray

It was supposed to be a one-off for London 2012 but the team will be back at Tokyo 2020. Some Scotland players are eager to be involved but only the English are really happyIt was an afterthought as England’s campaign ended at the Women’s World Cup thi…

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Hannah Mills: ‘I don’t wake up thinking about making sailing history in Tokyo’

The 31-year-old tried retirement after winning gold in Rio but the call of the sport to which she has dedicated her life was too strongAfter the Rio Olympics, Hannah Mills tried retirement out to see what it felt like. “I knew that Saskia was going to …

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Clean athletes: Britain to be coached in washing hands before Tokyo 2020

• Hygiene comes into focus in the hunt for marginal gains• Online training programme to be used before TokyoBritish athletes will be taught how to wash their hands properly before Tokyo 2020, as hygiene becomes a new frontier in the hunt for marginal g…

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Neil Black considering his UKA position after Alberto Salazar doping ban

• Performance head’s judgment questioned after backing coach• Black says ‘nothing has changed’ in belief regarding FarahThe UK Athletics performance director, Neil Black, is considering his position in the wake of Alberto Salazar’s four-year ban for do…

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‘I’ve cried enough to last me a career’: how adversity drove Johnson-Thompson to gold

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson has suffered more than her fair share of injuries and major championships heartbreak but it all came right in Doha to spectacular effectThroughout Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s career she has often seemed the living …

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she ‘tore everything up’ to win world title

• Athlete broke British record to win world heptathlon gold • ‘I’ve had a lot of bad years, I’m just so happy I came out in front’Katarina Johnson-Thompson admitted that the twin joys of beating Jessica Ennis-Hill’s British record and winning her first…