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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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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
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Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania: It's a small world

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