British gymnast Louis Smith has put his retirement plans on hold and declared he wants to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.
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Sunday 05 January 2014
This year is going to be a big one I'll be competing in the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and European Championships; it's a full-on schedule. The goal is to get that gold at the Commonwealths in Glasgow. There's going to be some good competition, though. India's Mary Kom, who I boxed against in the Olympics, is a five-time world champion; she was tough when I last faced her and I'm sure she'll be equally tough this year. Trying to get another gold in Rio could top it all.
Wednesday 25 December 2013
An illuminating look at life behind the Berlin Wall
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Inquest hears how Trevyn Joslin had a pre-existing neck condition which some staff were not told about – but that this did not contribute to her death
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Britain's men have qualified for five finals at the World Championships in Antwerp, Max Whitlock and Dan Purvis leading the way with two apiece.
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Former international Tim Jones has been appointed to the post of head of performance pathway for British Swimming.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
La Liga duo face loss of privileges
Tuesday 06 August 2013
The 28-year-old is Britain's most successful ever gymnast
Thursday 16 May 2013
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a great-crested grebe. That's how it seems in the wacky world of tax avoidance – sorry, "tax planning" – as John Dixon, of Ernst & Young, preferred to describe it during today's grilling of his client Google by the Public Accounts Committee.
Friday 15 March 2013
What are the roots of British social apathy?
Thursday 28 February 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Friday 15 February 2013
Why not give students the choice of which activity they partake in?
Thursday 14 February 2013
Education watchdog says sessions fail to build up strength or stamina of children
Thursday 24 January 2013
Hampstead Theatre is riding high at the moment. Their splendid revival of David Hare's The Judas Kiss has just moved triumphantly into the West End. And now they are celebrating a transfer of a different kind.
Thursday 27 December 2012
He must love Lycra
Sunday 23 December 2012
Strictly Come Dancing drew almost half the TV audience on Saturday night as ratings for the final were up on the previous year – and it beat the X Factor finale.
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