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The London Paralympics

Alison Lapper Pregnant Opening Ceremony

Everyone seems to be talking about them; all the papers are full of the stories of these Olympians we've never heard of before. Is this just because it's going on in London? What’s happening?


Team GB Olympic Cycling

The Sports Personality of the Year is?

Remember when Manchester United's Ryan Giggs won the award in 2009 pretty much because of the dearth of competition? That won't be happening this year. Paul Moore says the whole of Team GB should win the award.


Athletics - Women's Heptathlon 800m

Jessica Ennis-Hill to decide on future after claiming silver in heptathlon

Jessica Ennis-Hill wasn’t going to die wondering. As she lined up for the 800m, the final event of the women’s heptathlon, she knew she needed to overturn a 142-point deficit to surpass Nafissatou Thiam, the brilliant young Belgian – nine years her junior – if she was to retain her Olympic title. That equated to 9.47 seconds: the exact difference between their two personal bests.