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Greg Rutherford in action at the Rio Olympics on August 13, 2016
Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford announces retirement
Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford announces his retirement from athletics on his Instagram page.
Jun 12, 21:39
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Team GB's Max Carter ends Tokyo Olympics bid after seizure
Max Carter, seen as a Great Britain medal hopeful at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, abandons his bid to reach the next Games due to a recent health scare.
Mar 28, 18:11
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Ollie Hynd, Jonathan Fox out of Commonwealth Games
Paralympics swimming gold medallists Ollie Hynd and Jonathan Fox announce that they have withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games.
Mar 23, 16:21
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Menna Fitzpatrick, Jen Kehoe win visually-impaired slalom gold for GB
Team GB's Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe win gold in the women's visually-impaired slalom event to become Britain's most decorated Winter Paralympians.
Mar 18, 10:08
A view inside the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on February 9, 2018
Medal table summary: Norway, GB set winter records, USA fall short of target
Norway beat the record for medals earned at a single Winter Games after finishing in PyeongChang with a tally of 39.
Feb 25, 08:26
A view inside the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on February 9, 2018
Japan edge past Team GB for cagey curling bronze
Great Britain's women fail to win bronze in the curling competition after being edged out with the final stone in the third-place playoff.
Feb 24, 14:03
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Elise Christie's Winter Olympics over as she gets disqualified from heat
Great Britain's Elise Christie is disqualified from the women's 1000m short track speed skating heat at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Feb 20, 10:36
A view inside the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on February 9, 2018
Mike Hay: 'Elise Christie in fight against time to make 1,000m'
Great Britain speed skater Elise Christie faces a race to be fit Tuesday's 1000m short-track event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Feb 18, 14:00
A view inside the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on February 9, 2018
Team GB: 'Elise Christie taken to hospital following PyeongChang race crash'
A Team GB statement confirms that Elise Christie was taken to hospital following her crash in the 1,500m short track speed skating semi-final at the Winter Olympics.
Feb 17, 14:48
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Lizzy Yarnold retains Olympic skeleton gold medal
Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold becomes the first Briton to retain a Winter Olympic title after winning gold in the women's skeleton.
Feb 17, 13:51
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Elise Christie fails to qualify for 1500m short-track final
Great Britain's Elise Christie fails to qualify for the final of the 1500m short-track event after crashing out on the last lap of the semi-final.
Feb 17, 12:09
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Team GB's Katie Ormerod ruled out of Winter Olympics
Team GB snowboard athlete Katie Ormerod is ruled out of the Winter Olympics after suffering a fracture to her right heel bone.
Feb 8, 16:34
Lizzy Yarnold pictured in May 2014
Lizzy Yarnold named as Team GB flagbearer
Lizzy Yarnold is named as the flagbearer for Team GB at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Feb 8, 09:58
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Team GB tipped to win two medals at 2018 Winter Olympics
Great Britain will fall well below their intended medal target at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, according to sports data specialist Gracenote.
Feb 7, 17:08
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British Olympic Association: 'Plans in place to evacuate Team GB from Winter Olympics'
The British Olympic Association confirms that plans are in place to evacuate Team GB's athletes from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Oct 25, 20:49
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Former Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson comes out as gay
Olympic silver medallist Colin Jackson comes out as gay after previously denying rumours about his sexuality.
Aug 28, 21:00
Greg Rutherford in action at the Rio Olympics on August 13, 2016
Greg Rutherford withdraws from World Athletics Championships
Greg Rutherford will not get the chance to add to his medal collection at the 2017 World Athletics Championships after being forced to withdraw through injury.
Jul 25, 11:40
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Kelly Sotherton to be upgraded to Beijing bronze medal
Great Britain heptathlete Kelly Sotherton will be upgraded to a bronze medal from the 2008 Olympics after Russian Tatyana Chernova is disqualified for doping.
Apr 24, 16:05
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GB Olympic high jump medallist Germaine Mason killed in motorbike crash
Germaine Mason, a high jump silver medallist for Great Britain in the 2008 Olympic Games, dies at the age of 34 following a motorbike accident in Jamaica.
Apr 20, 14:49
Jason Kenny celebrates winning Olympic gold in Rio on August 14, 2016
Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny 'considering retirement'
Laura Kenny reveals that husband Jason Kenny is spending the next six months deliberating over whether to continue his cycling career into the next Olympic Games.
Apr 14, 20:27
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Double Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell Shand announces retirement
Double Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell Shand announces her retirement from cycling.
Mar 14, 09:09
Greg Rutherford in action at the Rio Olympics on August 13, 2016
Greg Rutherford conned out of £48,000 by former manager
Great Britain long jumper Greg Rutherford was left "feeling sick" when he discovered that his former manager cheated him out of tens of thousands of pounds.
Mar 6, 18:21
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Seven sports fail in funding cut appeals
Badminton is among seven sports to fail in their appeal against funding cuts from UK Sport for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic cycle.
Feb 20, 15:58
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Davis Cup umpire undergoes eye surgery after being struck by ball
Umpire Arnaud Gabas undergoes successful surgery on his eye to rectify the damage caused by being struck by a ball during Great Britain's meeting with Canada last week.
Feb 12, 16:37
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Jack Laugher: 'No rift with British Diving'
Team GB diver Jack Laugher insists that there is no ongoing rift between him and British Diving following his comments criticising the organisation.
Feb 8, 13:21
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Denis Shapovalov: 'I let my country down'
Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov apologises for 'letting his country' down following his disqualification from the Davis Cup tie with Kyle Edmund of Great Britain.
Feb 6, 15:22
A teary Andy Murray celebrates winning the Olympic singles title in Rio on August 14, 2016
Andy Murray to miss Davis Cup opener
World number one Andy Murray rules himself out of Great Britain's Davis Cup first-round tie with Canada.
Feb 1, 21:28
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Nicola Adams leaves Great Britain's Olympic boxing programme
Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams leaves Great Britain's boxing programme, meaning that she will not be part of Tokyo 2020.
Jan 23, 10:39
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British world champion Rebecca Gallantree retires from diving
British world champion diver Rebecca Gallantree announces her retirement from the sport after competing in three Olympic Games.
Jan 19, 12:57
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Olympic sprinter James Ellington 'truly blessed to be alive'
James Ellington vows to bounce back from his "horrific accident", which left him with a suspected broken leg in two places and teammate Nigel Levine with a broken pelvis.
Jan 18, 21:04
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Olympic sprinters James Ellington, Nigel Levine injured in motorcycle accident
British sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine are seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Tenerife.
Jan 18, 12:48
A jubilant Andy Murray collects his gold medal on August 14, 2016
Andy Murray, Mo Farah knighted in New Year's honours list
Andy Murray and Mo Farah are handed knighthoods in the Queen's New Year's honours list, while Jessica Ennis-Hill is given a damehood.
Dec 30, 22:38
A jubilant Andy Murray collects his gold medal on August 14, 2016
Andy Murray wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 award
British tennis star Andy Murray is named as the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year for 2016.
Dec 18, 21:10
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Five Olympic, Paralympic events cut from UK Sport funding for Tokyo 2020
UK Sport will not provide funding for archery, badminton, fencing, weightlifting or wheelchair rugby at Tokyo 2020.
Dec 9, 14:15
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Jessica Ennis-Hill "so happy" to be awarded 2011 World heptathlon gold medal
Jessica Ennis-Hill says that she is "so happy" at being awarded her third World Championship heptathlon gold medal, after Tatyana Chernova was stripped of the 2011 title.
Nov 29, 21:36
Andy Murray holds up his champion trophy at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 9, 2016
BBC Sports Personality of the Year contenders announced
Sixteen British competitors are in the running to be crowned as BBC's Sports Personality of the Year, including Andy Murray who has won the award twice in three years.
Nov 28, 21:22

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