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November 20, 2018 2:43 PM Nigel Levine: European indoor gold medallist banned for failing drugs test

British Olympic sprinter Nigel Levine has been banned from all sport for four years after failing a drugs test. The European 4x400m relay gold medallist was provisionally suspended in December. And UK Anti-Doping has now confirmed the 29-year-old tested positive for banned asthma drug clenbuterol following an out-of-competition test on 24 November 2017. Levine 10

November 8, 2018 9:16 AM Louis Smith: Olympic silver medallist retires from gymnastics aged 29

Two-time Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith has retired from gymnastics. The 29-year-old represented Great Britain at three Olympic Games, also winning two bronze medals between 2008 and 2016. He won three World Championship silver medals, two European golds and the 2006 Commonwealth Games pommel horse title. "I had to make the difficult decision to hang up my leotard 14

October 27, 2018 7:06 PM Gymnastics World Championships: Simone Biles shines for USA

Simone Biles overcame kidney stone pain to help the USA women all-but guarantee a team final place at the Gymnastics World Championships in Doha. The 10-time world champion gave a sparkling performance, scoring 60.965 over the four apparatus, less than 24 hours after having hospital treatment. "It's been crazy. I got back from the emergency about 1am and they found 17

September 30, 2018 8:56 AM Tom Daley says feeling ‘different’ over sexuality powered his success

Olympic medalist Tom Daley has revealed his sexuality made him feel inferior and different from his peers growing up—but that ultimately provided the motivation that helped him succeed. Daley, the 24-year-old British diver who has won two bronze Olympic medals, was a guest on the BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs programme on Sunday. During the conversation 22

September 14, 2018 9:13 AM Five things to think about doing this weekend before sitting on your arse in pyjamas all day

YOU’RE definitely going to make the most of your weekend. Or you’re going to pretend you are. Here are five excellent things to do this weekend that you won’t. There’s nothing like a bit of exercise to get your weekend off to a flying start. Except you’re not sure where your swimming costume is and there’s that twat in the fast lane who thinks he’s training 26

September 8, 2018 3:29 AM Former AP photojournalist Kim Chonkil dies at age 89

Former AP photojournalist Kim Chonkil dies at age 89 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Former Associated Press photojournalist Kim Chonkil, whose images captured South Korea's turbulent transition from dictatorship to democracy, has died. He was 89. Kim's son, Kim Kuchul, said he died in New York on Thursday after suffering from kidney and respiratory problems 18

August 25, 2018 8:07 PM World Triathlon Series: Vicky Holland wins gold in Montreal to close in on title

Britain's Vicky Holland claimed gold in Montreal to close the gap on Katie Zaferes at the top of the World Triathlon Series leaderboard. The 32-year-old finished in one hour 59 minutes 30 seconds, with American Zaferes claiming silver. Zaferes remains the series leader after the penultimate event with 4,418 points, while Holland is second with 4,384 after 19

July 30, 2018 11:49 AM Vibeke Skofterud: Former Olympic champion dies in jet-skiing accident

Olympic cross-country skiing gold medallist Vibeke Skofterud has died in a jet-skiing accident at the age of 38. The Norwegian won 4x5km relay gold at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 and was also a two-time world champion in the discipline. Skofterud was reported missing on Saturday, and her body was found by rescuers near the island of St Helena 18

July 24, 2018 8:18 PM Olympic rower Helen Glover and husband Steve Backshall have boy

Double Olympic champion Helen Glover has announced she has given birth to a boy. Glover and her husband, TV wildlife expert Steve Backshall, revealed the news in a series of posts on their social media accounts. The gold medallist, from Cornwall, said she was "excited to welcome Baby Boy Backshall" to the world. Steve Backshall said on Instagram and Twitter 14

July 21, 2018 9:05 AM Henrik Stenson wife: Who is Emma Lofgren – How long have they been married?

SWEDISH golfer Henrik Stenson is battling through the Open Championship in Scotland with an elbow injury. But who is his wife Emma Lofgren and how long have they been married? Stenson produced an epic final round to seal the 2016 Open, but has since been plagued by an elbow injury which saw him withdraw from the Scottish Open last week. He’s hoping to improve 15