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IAAF Ambassador Colin Jackson attends the IAAF Ambassador Programme Press Conference during Day Four of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 13, 2013
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
Kelly Sotherton poses for photgraphs ahead of the Virgin London Marathon on April 21, 2013
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
Joanna Rowsell competes during the women's 3000m individual pursuit qualifying on July 25, 2014
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
Chris Langridge of England prepares to receive serve during the Final of the Mixed Doubles on October 6, 2013
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
Detail shot of Kei Nishikori of Japan's racquet and slazenger tennis balls during his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Simone Bolelli of Italy on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Cl
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
Jack Laugher at the Commonwealth Games in August 2014
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
Team GB's Nicola Adams celebrates after confirming her place in the semi-finals of the European Games with victory over Stoyka Petova on June 22, 2015
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
British diver Rebecca Gallantree competes in the Women's 3m Springboard final diving event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 1, 2015
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
James Ellington of England looks on after he competes in the Men's 200 metres heats at Hampden Park during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014
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
James Ellington of England looks on after he competes in the Men's 200 metres heats at Hampden Park during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014
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
People wave flags as the new Olympic emblems are unveiled during a ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Plaza on July 24, 2015
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
Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain reacts after competing in the Women's Heptathlon High Jump during day one of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 22, 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
England's Nicola Adams reacts after winning the bout against Canada's Mandy Bujold during the Womens Fly semi-final boxing match at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 1, 2014
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
Valencia's Britihs coach Gary Neville gestures from the sideline during the UEFA Champions League football match Valencia CF vs Olympique Lyonnais at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on December 9, 2015.
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
Louis Smith of England celebrates after completing his pommel horse routine for the Commonwealth Games men's artistic gymnastics team final at Glasgow's SSE Hydro on July 28, 2014
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
SKY Procycling Performance Advisor Shane Sutton looks on during stage three of the Tour of Britain, an individual time trial in Knowsley Safari Park, on September 17, 2013
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
Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome on the podium at the end of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race on July 22, 2012
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
Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Women's Heptathlon 800 metres and the overall Heptathlon gold during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 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
Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Women's Heptathlon 800 metres and the overall Heptathlon gold during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 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
Louis Smith of England celebrates after completing his pommel horse routine for the Commonwealth Games men's artistic gymnastics team final at Glasgow's SSE Hydro on July 28, 2014
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
New FIFA president Gianni Infantino prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Norwich City at Liberty Stadium on March 5, 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
Team GB's Nicola Adams celebrates after confirming her place in the semi-finals of the European Games with victory over Stoyka Petova on June 22, 2015
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
Alistair Brownlee attends the MacMillan Brownlee Tri South at Petworth House on June 15, 2014
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
Anthony Fowler in action on January 15, 2015
Trio of Olympic boxers reprimanded for betting at Rio Games
Team GB's Anthony Fowler and Irish duo Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly are handed "severe reprimands" after breaching Olympic betting rules at the Rio Games.
Sep 28, 17:32