• Rob Greenwood alleged to have made jokes at takeaway restaurant• He was working for Lancashire police in 2002The coach who is at the centre of the Paralympic swimming bullying scandal resigned from a previous job with the police after it was alleged …
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• Coach at centre of bullying scandal could be stripped of 2016 award• Greenwood shared 2016 High Performance Coach of the Year prizeThe coach at the centre of the British para-swimming team bullying scandal, Rob Greenwood, could be stripped of an awar…
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The father of two-time Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Russell says families were put through “a lot of turmoil” by British Swimming.
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British Swimming apologises to Paralympic athletes over findings that a coach “created a climate of fear”.
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• British Swimming takes rare step of apologising• UK sport looking at independent report which spoke to 13 athletesThe duty of care scandal engulfing Olympic and Paralympic sport has plunged to a new low as British Swimming admitted disabled swimmers,…
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Double Olympic silver medallist Jazz Carlin tells BBC Sport she will start racing in open water as well as in the pool.
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Double Olympic medallist Jazz Carlin set for 10km marathon bid and could challenge for up to four medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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Double Olympic silver medallist Jazz Carlin will bid to become the first woman to win medals in both the pool and open water at the same Olympics.
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Olympic champion Adam Peaty is among the first swimmers to be selected for the Team England Gold Coast Commonwealth Games squad.
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Dan Wallace is included in Scotland’s swimming team for next year’s Commonwealth Games following a three-month suspension.
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Commonwealth Games and Olympic swimming medallist Dan Wallace tells of “embarrassment” and “regret” at drink driving conviction.
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Olympic swimmer Dan Wallace loses his elite podium funding as as fellow Scot Ross Murdoch has his restored.
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- American says he has ‘no desire’ to add to haul of 28 Olympic medals
- Father of one says he’s excited about building a life beyond swimming
- Phelps, 32, claimed five goal medals and one silver at Rio Olympics
Michael Phelps wondered if watching others compete at the world championships would pique his desire for another comeback.
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Four-time Paralympic champion Bethany Firth pulls out of the British team for the World Para-swimming Championships in Mexico because of injury.
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Olympic and world champion Adam Peaty aims to make the most of his gold medals by heading to Zambia to help local causes.
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This week’s footage also features a Kobe Bryant tribute, a spectacular mountain bike victory and cameramen in the wrong place
1) In 1992 professional footballers would race 100m down the side of the Wembley pitch in their respective club’s full kit and boots before the League Cup final, for the not-inconsiderable prize of £10,000. Back then the final was known as the Rumbelows Cup, and so the Rumbelows Sprint Challenge was the perfect warm-up to the main event, hosted by John McCririck and with cameos from Steve Cram and a dodgy-looking bookie. After six regional heats only eight sprinters remained, the fastest players from Hull, Notts County, Reading, Swansea, Sheffield United, QPR, Bournemouth and Mansfield taking their marks on the start line. Swansea’s John Williams – aka the Flying Postman, having recently given up the day job – prevailed, and afterwards revealed he had bet hundreds of pounds on himself. If it all sounds a bit crazy, that’s because it is.
2) More post-match interviews like this, please, from the German striker Marvin Pourié of the Danish side Randers, who manages to bring himself to the verge of tears in his second language, effing and blinding with rage at his team’s performance after they threw away a half-time lead. Get that man a ice bath. However, Pourié’s post-match analysis pales in comparison with the Michigan Wolverines women’s basketball head coach Kevin Borseth – particularly his entrance: “that’s how I feel” – who was just a little bit upset about the game’s offensive rebounds.
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