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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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Nicola Adams 'set to turn professional'
Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams is reportedly expected to announce her decision to turn pro in the coming weeks.
Nov 10, 14:26
Team GB's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning pose with their gold medals at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Double Olympic champion Heather Stanning announces retirement from rowing
Double Olympic champion Heather Stanning announces her retirement from rowing.
Nov 9, 10:01
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Gary Neville donates £20,000 to help Great Britain deaf football teams reach Deaflympics
GB Deaf Football confirms that Gary Neville has donated £20,000 to help the men's and women's football teams travel to next year's Deaflympics.
Nov 2, 16:20
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British Gymnastics suspends Louis Smith for two months for 'mocking Islam'
British Gymnastics bans Louis Smith for two months for breaching standards of conduct by appearing to mock Islam in a video.
Nov 1, 13:36
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British Cycling upholds complaint against former director Shane Sutton
British Cycling upholds Jess Varnish's complaints against Shane Sutton regarding an "inappropriate and discriminatory" comment made earlier this year.
Oct 28, 20:29
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Chris Froome: 'Questions remain over Bradley Wiggins steroid use'
Chris Froome says that "questions remain" over Sir Bradley Wiggins's use of steroids ahead of major races, which he claims is a "great shame for the sport".
Oct 18, 16:03
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Team GB imposters sneak onto bus during Rio 2016 parade in Manchester
The BOA confirms that two men posing as Team GB athletes sneaked onto an open-top bus during Monday's Rio 2016 parade in Manchester.
Oct 18, 12:32
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'Fear of injury behind retirement call'
Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill opens up on her decision to retire from athletics, which she claims was largely down to niggling injury problems.
Oct 17, 19:50
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Former Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill announces retirement from athletics
Former Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill announces her retirement from athletics.
Oct 13, 09:21
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Olympic gymnast Louis Smith apologises for appearing to mock Islam
Two-time Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith apologises after appearing to mock Islam in a video.
Oct 10, 11:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Gianni Infantino: 'No issue with British Olympic football team'
FIFA president Gianni Infantino insists that a Great Britain team at the Olympics would have no bearing on the individual status of the Home Nations.
Oct 9, 16:19
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Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams considering professional move
Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams says that she has held talks over a move to the professional ranks.
Oct 8, 11:27
Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie at an Olympic party on August 9, 2012
Team GB canoeist Etienne Stott announces retirement
Team GB's Olympic gold-winning canoe slalomist Etienne Stott announces his retirement from the sport.
Oct 5, 19:58
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Alistair Brownlee latest Team GB athlete to have medical files made public
Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee is the latest British athlete to have his medical data leaked online by hackers.
Oct 3, 20:33


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