Sue Barker has stepped down as host of the BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year ceremony after 19 years.
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Sunday 20 April 2008
There were no fanfares when Jo Mersh packed her bags and left her Birmingham home on Wednesday to spend three weeks in Switzerland preparing for her summer challenge for Olympic selection. "People have sort of written me off," she said. "I'm sort of forgotten."
Monday 07 April 2008
If you were on the snowy streets of London yesterday and were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of an Olympic torchbearer carrying the sacred flame of Olympia, then count yourself lucky. Most spectators saw little more than a blur of fluorescent-yellow police jackets.
Wednesday 26 March 2008
Tibetan activists vowed to keep up their protests during the Olympic torch relay, calling on British athletes participating in the event to speak out against human rights abuses by the Chinese government when the political and sporting jamboree visits London next month.
Maik Taylor: 'For some players there is always an excuse. They don't appreciate their job. It amazes me'
Saturday 22 December 2007
Monday 15 May 2006
The last act of dispossession was performed by the monumental Sébastien Chabal, who, joyously alert to the fact that there were precisely no seconds left on the official game clock, crawled over the near touchline with the ball wholly concealed in the deepest recesses of his armpit and Simon Shaw - no midget himself at the best part of 20st - clinging for dear life to his back. It was a fitting finale, not least because the French No 8 had carried the world on his shoulders for 90-plus minutes of brutal rugby. He is, to be sure, an Atlas for the union game.
Saturday 15 October 2005
Monday 18 July 2005
Sunday 10 July 2005
Tuesday 21 June 2005
Wednesday 23 February 2005
Kelly Holmes was yesterday offered the option of running either the 800 or the 1500 metres in next month's European Indoor Championships, although the double Olympic champion may still miss the event entirely if she is not satisfied with her form.
Sunday 20 February 2005
Offstage in the National Indoor Arena, where the athletes collect their kit after racing in the Friday-night Norwich Union Indoor Grand Prix, it is difficult to hear yourself think.
Thursday 17 February 2005
Saturday 12 February 2005
Saturday 12 February 2005
It is a measure of Kelly Holmes's transformed status that she can equably contemplate a fine of £25,000 for missing this weekend's Norwich Union AAA Championships and European trials in Sheffield, which lost another Olympic gold medallist when Mark Lewis-Francis pulled out of the 60 metres as a precaution after his recent hamstring injury.
Sunday 06 February 2005
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
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