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Of course Trump attacks LeBron James – the NBA star is a true role model | Laurence Halsted

Sporting bodies must stand with activist athletes like the basketball star, fighting for the dignity of fellow humansIn the last week we have witnessed LeBron James, a global sports star, open his new school for underprivileged children in his hometown…

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Olympic sport funding is bloated and needs radical overhaul, says Ed Warner

• Former UK Athletics chair says governing bodies must pay 25%• ‘Wealthy names like Mo Farah should pay their own way’The funding of Olympic sport in Britain is “bloated”, “flawed” and needs a “radical overhaul” to end the dependency on national lotter…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/06/olympic-sport-funding-hugely-bloated-radical-overhaul-ed-warner

North Korea: US blocks sanctions exemption for sports equipment

IOC had asked for exemption to help Olympic athletes prepareUS raises objection on security council committeeThe United States has blocked a request by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to transfer sports equipment to North Korea so its athlete…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/26/north-korea-us-blocks-sanctions-exemption-for-sports-equipment

Larry Nassar seeks re-sentencing by new judge in sexual abuse case

Doctor abused athletes in his care under guise of treatmentNassar given between 40 and 175 years in prison in abuse trialDenhollander: ‘Predators know where they’re going to be safe’Lawyers for imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar are asking th…

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Larry Nassar seeks re-sentencing by new judge in sexual abuse case

Doctor abused athletes in his care under guise of treatmentNassar given between 40 and 175 years in prison in abuse trialDenhollander: ‘Predators know where they’re going to be safe’Lawyers for imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar are asking th…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/25/larry-nassar-seeks-resentencing-by-new-judge

Japan heatwave: record broken as concern grows over 2020 Olympics

City of Kumagaya records temperature of 41.1C, as Tokyo governor says last few days have been ‘like living in the sauna’The temperature rose to a record 41.1C (106 Fahrenheit) in a city north-west of Tokyo on Monday, as Japan’s deadly heatwave fuelled …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/23/japan-heatwave-prompts-concern-over-conditions-for-2020-olympics

Miraitowa and Someity: Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascots revealed

Two years before the games begin, schoolchildren pose for photos with the costumed charactersMeet Miraitowa and Someity – the smiling, waving mascots charged with building excitement for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.The names were revealed a…

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Face-plants and vert ramping: the evolution of skateboarding photography – in pictures

The pavement pastime is now an Olympic sport. A new exhibition called Against the Grain captures its astonishing journey – and some appalling falls Continue reading…

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Wendy Braybon obituary

My sister Wendy Braybon’s career reached its peak at the London Olympics in 2012, when she was the first woman to head the Australian team’s sports physiotherapists. Wendy, who has died of cancer aged 65, had been a member of the Australian medical tea…

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No reason women shouldn’t compete in a decathlon | Letters

Tom McNab gives a potted history of the last gender-divided track and field eventThe 1928 Olympic 800m (won by Radke of Germany, not Japan’s Hitomi) caused the Daily Mail to recruit a doctor who said endurance competitions should be banned because “wom…

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UK Sport urged to change funding model for Olympic and Paralympic Games

• Dozen disenfranchised sports call for less emphasis on medals• Badminton England and Wheelchair Rugby among the 12The governing bodies of 12 British sports have demanded an end to a funding policy that puts Olympic medals above all else.Describing th…

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Steve Redgrave: ‘I feared diabetes would end my rowing career’

The five-time Olympic gold medallist discusses competing after his diagnosis – and breaking down barriers for othersWhen Sir Steve Redgrave was diagnosed with diabetes 20 years ago at the age of 35, he thought it would mean the end of his rowing career…

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Goodbye Olympicopolis, hello East Bank: more plans unveiled for troubled site

Plans for a cultural hub at the Olympic park have been relaunched under Sadiq Khan, and include an east London outpost of the V&A. But will it draw the crowds? Trapped in a purgatory of masterplans, consultations and yet more plans, east London’s Q…

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‘Immense pressure’: Ian Thorpe calls for an end to medal targets

‘It’s not beneficial,’ says former Olympic champion Hopes to influence change on athletes’ mental healthIan Thorpe has called for change with how sporting bodies approach major competitions like the Olympics in a bid to ease the burden on athletes. The…

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Olympic success under threat from funding cuts, says UK Sport chair

• Dame Katherine Grainger warns of implications of budget cuts• Finances are set to get tighter for 2020-2024 Olympic cycleDame Katherine Grainger, the chair of UK Sport, has warned that Britain’s extraordinary record of Olympic and Paralympic success …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/04/olympic-success-threat-funding-cuts-uk-sport

David Lammy: ‘London’s joy had turned into despair’

David Lammy recalls the 24 hours in July 2005 when he celebrated the city’s Olympics bid – then learned that a friend had died in the terrorist attacksI’ll never forget when it was announced that London would host the Olympics. A grey afternoon in Traf…

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