More journalists have been jailed in Turkey than in any other country for the second consecutive year, followed closely by Iran and China, according to a media watchdog.
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Monday 04 June 2012
Mo Farah ran the fastest 5,000 metres in the world this year in his first major race of the Olympic summer on Saturday.
Monday 28 May 2012
Haile Gebrselassie's hopes of appearing at the London Olympics were dashed yesterday after the two-time Olympic 10,000m champion could only finish seventh at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo.
Friday 04 May 2012
LeRoy Walker, who died on 30 April aged 93, was the first African-American to lead the US Olympic Committee and the first black man to coach an American Olympic team. The grandson of slaves raised in the segregated South before he moved to Harlem, Walker led the US Olympic Committee from 1992 to 1996, both shepherding the summer Games staged in Atlanta and leading the group when the 2002 Winter Olympics were awarded to Salt Lake City.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
New Zealand's Andreas Derleth has been crowned Mr Gay World, after a contest in Johannesburg that organisers said aimed to challenge homophobia throughout Africa.
Thursday 05 April 2012
There will be at least one gold for Paula Radcliffe in 2012. Organisers of the Vienna City Marathon announced yesterday that the marathon world record holder will receive the presitious Goldener Rathausmann award at a special ceremony in the Austrian capital's City Hall - or “Rathaus” - a week on Friday.
Friday 23 March 2012
I've been working on Comic Relief and Sport Relief for 27 years now and still feel the same passion for it as I did at the start, when I wandered around Ethiopia in the middle of the famine in 1985 wondering whether I could think of anything I could do to help. I still feel the same daily shock at how easy it can be to change other people's lives – and the same daily horror at how mere geography lets us live contentedly in a world where people starve to death. And the same daily delight at how wonderfully generous people can be with their money and their time and their talents to help.
Friday 23 March 2012
I've been working on Comic Relief and Sport Relief for 27 years now and still feel the same passion for it as I did at the start, when I wandered around Ethiopia in the middle of the famine in 1985 wondering whether I could think of anything I could do to help.
Monday 12 March 2012
Fears of over-training as last year's golden boy falls out of the medals in the 3,000m final yesterday
Monday 27 February 2012
Kenya's Michael Kipyego won the Tokyo Marathon yesterday, leaving the former world record holder Haile Gebrselassie floundering in fourth.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Ennis leads home charge at Grand Prix but Kipchoge provides sting in tail
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
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PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
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