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Hundreds of seal pups which had been feared dead after a tidal surge hit the east coast of Britain have been found alive and well.

Rebecca Adlington denies pregnancy rumours

The Olympic swimmer has been the subject of speculation after being made exempt from some Bushtucker Trials on medical grounds

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Sighting has divided experts, who say it could be a jellyfish, marine salp – or simply a prank

Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man

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Diver admits his life has been a 'rollercoaster' in recent years but says he couldn't be happier

Michael Jamieson confirmed that he had to have his heart restarted on Wednesday

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Jamieson sent out a tweet confirming he suffered an irregular heartbeat but is already back in the pool

Thank you Rebecca Adlington for being brave enough to talk about body confidence

Too often women are demonised for merely suggesting they want to feel better about themselves

Postcard from... Malmo

Attitudes to nudity are somewhat more relaxed in Sweden than here at home – as I found out earlier this week in Malmo.

Like the library, the public pool is an endangered species

In Hull, Newcastle and around the country these community assets face closure

Lowestoft Christmas Day dip pulled by organisers after 35-year run

The annual festive swim has raised over £150,000 for local charities

I'm a Celebrity 2013: Olympic gold medallist and retired swimmer Rebecca Adlington

I'm A Celebrity 2013 contestants: Rebecca Adlington

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Rebecca Adlington will be a bridesmaid at Payne's wedding

Swimming: Keri-Anne Payne and Lizzie Simmonds miss out in funding cuts

The legacy of Britain's disappointing performance in the pool at London 2012 has finally hit home. After suffering a £4m cut in funding, having picked up only three medals last year, British Swimming has announced that the former world champion Keri-Anne Payne and two-time European gold medallist Lizzie Simmonds are among those to have lost their personal funding for 2014.

Sean Conway becomes first person to swim from Land’s End to John O’Groats

He had to battle bad weather and jelly fish stings to make the marathon journey

A statue of surfing legend Eddie Aikau, Honolulu

Sporting Heroes: Eddie Aikau, the bravest surfer of all

On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it’s not the widely known sporting icons who are the most revered, but surfer Eddie Aikau.

Mirinda Carfrae, centre, of Australia celebrates after winning the Ironman World Championships 2013 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Carfrae won with a time of 08:52:14 h ahead of second placed Rachel Joyce, left, and third placed Liz Blatchford, right, both from the UK.

Ironman triathlon: Enduring Britons in the top three

Rachel Joyce finished second in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii on Sunday, just over six minutes ahead of fellow Briton Liz Blatchford, who was third.

Seasick man runs out of money in attempt to swim from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Endurance athlete Sean Conway has issued an urgent appeal for donations, with just 150 miles of his 1,000-mile challenge to go

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