Full links to 2012 Sport Relief special edition, edited by David Walliams

Leading article: Proud to be supporting Sport Relief

Generally, Britain is a comfortable country in which to live. By and large, people have enough food to eat and water to drink. The air is clean, the water supply constant and pollutant-free. Children will receive an adequate education. Our health service will care for us when we fall sick. Crime levels are low.

Despite the approach of the Olympics, cash-strapped authorities have imposed pool cutbacks and closures to reduce costs

Funding cuts leave bathers floundering

Manningham Pool cuts a forlorn figure. Built during the late Victorian bath-building boom, its marble floor and sauna once made it the proud centerpiece of the community – a place where mill workers could exercise and wash in suitably grand surroundings.

Letters: If you liked Sport Relief – wait till you see THIS

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Jeremy Hunt: The Culture Secretary is hoping to harness Olympic fervour to get more people into sport

Thousands of adults hang up their boots

Number of Britons participating in major sports has declined dramatically since 2009

David Baddiel: Comedy and sport are linked by a level playing field

I think comedians see a parallel universe in the muscularity of sport, in the no nonsense-ness of it

Nick Frost on playing football in Israel: 'The heat was so intense we were forced to stop several times during the first half to shotgun cans of lager'

Nick Frost: My amazing sports career (really!)

When the world-famous swimmer David Walliams asked me to write something for Sport Relief, I thought it would be nice to jot down my top three sporting moments... so far. So here they are. Enjoy.

Helen Skelton at the South Pole

Helen Skelton: The joy of going the extra mile

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Dermot O’Leary is now proud to call himself a mate
of Thierry Henry

Dermot O’Leary: Thierry Henry is one of those players that every fan should love

Thierry Henry tells Dermot O’Leary who inspired him to join Arsenal, why he came back and his slight unease over his statue.

Comic Relief hopes to raise at least £2.5m for vaccines in this year's Sport Relief

The vaccines that bring hope to the children of Africa

This year's Sport Relief will help to fund a £5m immunisation programme

Business leaders: Good sports lead by example

They've got the competitive instinct, so it should be no surprise that business leaders have embraced Sport Relief

John Bishop: 'Footballers have more tattoos than the man on the fairground waltzer'

I took my son recently to buy some football boots. This is usually a bonding thing for a father and son to do, just like passing on the baton of sport in a "my-time-has-gone-now- its-your-time-son" sort of way. When I did it with my dad, we when to Woolworth's and bought of pair of own-brand Winfield's which, if you ran fast enough – and it was muddy – looked almost like adidas boots from a distance.

Stella McCartney on past olympic outfits: 'In the history of these events, it's all been very masculine, and the girls have been slightly overlooked in the design process'

Fashion, fitness and flying a new flag: Stella McCartney reveals her streamlined Team GB kit

Stella McCartney is no stranger to sportswear – although in fashion terms, that usually refers to anything not a suit or a ballgown. This season, she even created slinky cocktail dresses with Aertex panels.

Golden girl: Sue Lyon as Lolita in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film

Lolita: the later years (as imagined by Peter Serafinowicz)

Lolita is now in her mid-seventies and is once again seduced by the lothario Humbert Humbert (105).

Joao Pateco Te, Hasan Ibrahim, and Tayo Ogbaro in class

Minister hails sport academies for young

Evidence mounts that 'boot camps' can turn disruptive teenagers away from crime

Sport
A Burnley fan is led away in handcuffs by police after crowd trouble during a Premier League game in 2010
EXCLUSIVE Last month, Merseyside Police went to court to get derby kick-off time moved
Sport
Amir Khan is unlikely to fight Kell Brook, with two superstar opponents on the horizon
boxingEXCLUSIVE The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
Sport
Danny Cipriani (left) has been released to Sale by England for this weekend
rugby unionThe free-spending West Country side have just lost three on the trot
Sport
Rory McIlroy tees off at the 16th hole at Doral yesterday
golfWGC-Cadillac Challenge: World No 1 hits an opening round of 73, but at least there is no cut to miss
Sport
Jamie Murray (left) and Dominic Inglot in training yesterday
tennisDavis Cup: If Andy Murray wins his two singles matches, Britain will need one more victory from the remaining three rubbers
Sport
footballTurns out the Real Madrid star can do more than step-overs
Sport
Nemanja Matic holds the Capital One Cup with Branislav Ivanovic on Sunday
REACTION However the midfielder ended up injuring himself in the process, reveals Mourinho
Sport
Lorenzo Schoonbaert, with his daughter Gina, died on Monday
Club Brugge supporter gets his final wish with 3-0 win
Sport
Radamel Falcao, Abou Diaby, William Carvalho and Luciano Vietto
TRANSFER TALKToday's top rumours
Sport
Gareth Bale
A couple of things are not to the Welshman's liking
Sport
Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano (Josh Hedges / Zuffa LLC)
MMACOLUMNDan Hardy looks at possible contenders following Rousey's dominant victory over Cat Zingano at UFC 184
Sport
Scotland’s Ali Evans reacts after his team became the first that cannot make the quarter-finals, when they lost by six wickets to Bangladesh
cricketCOMMENTStephen Brenkley: Powers-that-be must foster global game – instead they alienate smaller nations
Sport
Kumar Sangakkara has proven that old skills still have their place amid all the big shots
Cricket World Cup: The 11th World Cup has reached its halfway mark with scores of 300 and amazing catches abound
Sport
Brad Barritt will look to impress at the weekend for Saracens
Rugby UnionEngland vs Scotland:The pair will both be on league duty this weekend and, if they perform strongly, will be in the frame to face Scotland at Twickenham
Sport
Katarina Johnson-Thompson is ranked No 2 in the world in the long jump
athleticsINTERVIEWAfter her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old intends to turn current form into gold
Sport
Steve Weatherford
nflSteve Weatherford and Sidney Rice make pledge to help medical research
Sport
Real Madrid midfielder Fran Perez scores from inside his own half
football VIDEOWatch this youngster score from inside his own half
Sport
REVEALED Cristiano Ronaldo has always carried a sense of arrogance and vanity, but this latest revelation is a step too far
Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo alongside his £330,000 Rolls-Royce
Real Madrid player arrives at training in style
Sport
Radamel Falcao appeared in a video performing kick-ups without a ball
VIDEOThings just aren't getting better for the Colombian
Sport
Chelsea fans wave flags before kick-off at Wembley
YouGov poll confirms what many thought they already knew
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