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Nearly 100 per cent of elite competitive swimmers pee in the pool. Regularly. Some deny it, some proudly embrace it, but everyone does it.

Australia's Leisel Jones competes in the women's 100m breaststroke heats swimming event at the London 2012

Australian swimmers were crippled at London 2012 Olympics by 'toxic culture'

In a stinging report, culture and leadership consultant Dr Pippa Grange said the London Olympics represented almost the perfect storm of factors

Scores missing as ferry collides with boat and sinks in Bangladesh

A rescue operation is underway for dozens of people said to be missing after a ferry carrying around 100 passengers sank in a river in Bangladesh after colliding with another boat. The incident took place in the same spot and in similar circumstances to an accident last year that left more than 145 people dead.

Swimming: British Olympic hope Chloe Waddell, 16, dies after cardiac arrest

The 16-year-old schoolgirl had been targeting a place at the Rio Olympics

Page 3 Profile: Rebecca Adlington, swimmer

A new world record? Another medal to add to the cabinet?

Rebecca Adlington won two bronze medals at London 2012

Swimming: Rebecca Adlington wants to ensure a true legacy after confirming retirement at 23

Double Olympic champion calls time on her career

Trey Songz, Hammersmith Apollo, London

Trey Songz, Hammersmith Apollo, London

This R&B star won't stop banging on about sex

Swimming: Rebecca Adlington on verge of retiring

Rebecca Adlington will make a "major announcement" at a press conference next Tuesday.

Army veteran who lost all four limbs in Iraq gets two new arms after pioneering double arm transplant surgery

Surgeons at Baltimore’s John Hopkins Hospital released images of Brendan Marroccoss staggering operation

A giant squid takes bait in the deep sea off Chichi island, Japan

Monster of the deep: Giant squid captured on film for the first time

Here it is, the monster of the depths, the sea-creature of nightmares, filmed for the first time in its natural habitat: the giant squid.

Tom Daley's summer ends on a high after achieving good A-Level grades

Diving: Tom Daley urged to avoid distractions after taking part in reality show

Olympic bronze medallist taking part in reality programme Splash!

Jordan Cobb was spotted jumping from the Torpoint ferry into the River Tamar on New Year's Eve

River search for teenage boy who jumped from Cornwall ferry called off

The search for a teenager who jumped into a river from a ferry has been called off, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

Must watch: Crocodile leaps at man swimming in Australia

If you were swimming and saw a crocodile resting on a rock, would you:

A) get out your camera

B) go and investigate

C) leave it the hell alone

Parliament Hill Lido’s December Dip

Come in, the water's fine – feel like a hero as the mercury nears zero

You can't beat the thrill of outdoor swimming in deepest winter. No, really...

Ministers reject automatic web porn filter

Ministers have rejected calls for internet providers to be forced to automatically filter websites for online pornography.

Swimming: Michael Jamieson wins 200m silver

Michael Jamieson was forced to settle for another silver medal behind Hungary's Daniel Gyurta as the pair repeated the one-two of the London Olympics in the final of the 200m breaststroke at the world short-course championships in Istanbul last night.

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The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on