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Euro 2020 power rankings: England go top after Ukraine rout

We have reached the semi-final stage with Gareth Southgate’s team top of the pile, closely followed by Italy1) England (up 1)Gareth Southgate’s team moved into the semi-finals with an almost complete performance against Ukraine. Not only were they soli…

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UK Sport eyeing 100 major events in next decade including 2030 World Cup

Plans to host Ryder Cup and Women’s Rugby World CupNew strategy will emphasise ‘how we win’ as well as medalsUK Sport plans to bring nearly 100 major sporting events over the next decade to Britain, including the 2030 World Cup and 2025 Women’s Rugby W…

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UK Sport eyeing 100 major events in next decade including 2030 World Cup

Plans to host Ryder Cup and Women’s Rugby World CupNew strategy will emphasise ‘how we win’ as well as medalsUK Sport plans to bring nearly 100 major sporting events over the next decade to Britain, including the 2030 World Cup and 2025 Women’s Rugby W…

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Telling truth in UK sport system ‘very dangerous’, says wheelchair rugby CEO

Questioning UK Sport was seen as ‘betrayal of Team GB’David Pond says those raising concerns risk marginalisationTelling hard truths about British sport in the post London 2012 era, during which British Cycling was feted as a model organisation and ath…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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‘Posh sports’ face funding cuts in buildup to Paris 2024 Olympics

UK Sport to cut funding for sailing, equestrianism and rowingBasketball and skateboarding among sports to get extra fundingUK Sport is to cut funding for the next Olympic cycle from more established sports and those played predominantly by competitors …

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UK Sport failed to act on Shane Sutton ‘corruption’ allegations, emails suggest

Leaked emails seen from British Cycling whistleblowerAnonymous note contains claims about Sutton’s behaviourUK Sport failed to investigate detailed claims from a British Cycling whistleblower who also alleged that “Shane Sutton is corrupt”, leaked emai…

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UK Sport investigates British Bobsleigh over fresh racism and bullying claims

Colin Rattigan understood to have made complaintsBBSA stripped of £5m funding after Pyeongchang OlympicsUK Sport has launched an independent investigation into British Bobsleigh after the only black member of its board reported that he had suffered dis…

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UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger says bullying and abuse will be eradicated

Grainger saddened and angered by claims of abuseSports could have funding cut if behaviour does not improveUK Sport has pledged to “identify, confront and eradicate” bullying and abuse in the high-performance system in the wake of the staggering allega…

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UK Sport denies win-at-any-cost Olympic mentality after testing revelations

Experimental trial conducted on 91 athletes before London 2012Questions raised about excessive medication in British sportUK Sport has denied seeking to win Olympic medals at any cost following revelations it secretly spent hundreds of thousands of pou…

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British Gymnastics to investigate alleged abuse of elite athletes

Independent inquiry to examine ‘shocking’ claims of physical and emotional abuseBritish Gymnastics has announced an independent inquiry into “shocking and upsetting” allegations of serious physical and emotional abuse made by multiple elite athletes, i…

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‘An ugly truth’: British sports bodies admit failure to confront racism

80 governing bodies publish unprecedented statement‘Sport and recreation has role to bring about meaningful change’The governing bodies of 80 of the nation’s leading sports – including British Athletics, British Cycling and England Netball – have publi…

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Katherine Grainger: ‘We’re suddenly in a very different world’ | Donald McRae

Former Olympic champion is still excited about UK Sport’s future – not only in terms of medals but having a positive impact on society“We are asking hard questions like who might be facing bankruptcy in the short term, because that’s the reality right …

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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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Castleford cast off ‘eerie feeling’ to defeat St Helens

Castleford 28-14 St HelensFans critical of decision to play during coronavirus outbreakFor 80 minutes at least everything felt normal. The roar when Derrell Olpherts scored a sensational one-handed try was what one would expect in this part of the worl…

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Mako Vunipola out of England’s Six Nations showdown with Ireland

Loosehead prop has travelled to Tonga for family reasonsBen Obano added to squad, with Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade England have received a huge blow before their crucial Six Nations match against Ireland on Sunday with Mako Vunipola ruled out, having …