As a five-time Paralympian, Sascha Kindred has witnessed first hand how the event's profile has soared over recent editions, but for the 34-year-old the rewards are still solely to be found in the pool.
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Thursday 23 August 2012
Labour calls on parties to act together on eve of MacTaggart Lecture by Elisabeth Murdoch
Tuesday 21 August 2012
If the wild excitement at Lord's during the final session of the England-South Africa Test series was enough to persuade the most myopic of rugby administrators that the union code might learn a thing or two from the great summer game, there was some concern at yesterday's Premiership launch that an imminent expansion of television decision-making, a la cricket, might backfire. Even those overseeing the new policy on video replay technology seemed less than convinced the sport was on the right track.
Sunday 12 August 2012
With its blend of high-flying manoeuvres, outlandish costumes and pageantry rooted in ancient culture, lucha libre – aka the raucous world of Mexican wrestling – has been a bedrock of its homeland ever since the silver-masked fighter El Santo stepped into the ring in 1942 and became the sport's first superstar, complete with mask and carefully controlled anonymity.
Sunday 12 August 2012
The Olympics have given our celebrity-obsessed teenagers a glimpse into another world, where talent, hard work and dedication pay off
Wednesday 08 August 2012
The Monkees will perform their first live shows since star Davy Jones died in February.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Five-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave has criticised Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's earnings.
Friday 03 August 2012
A popular Somali comic and playwright who mocked Islamist militants for brainwashing children and killing civilians has been shot dead.
Monday 30 July 2012
Chairman of British Handball John Brewer is revelling in the way handball has made an impact on the consciousness of the British public at the Olympic Games and has called on UK Sport to help them capitalise on it.
Friday 27 July 2012
BSkyB showed just what Rupert Murdoch is missing as Britain's biggest pay-TV company raked in record annual profits of £1.19bn — equivalent to more than £3m a day. Mr Murdoch, who aborted his takeover of Sky because of the phone-hacking scandal, insisted a month ago that his News Corporation is no longer interested in buying the FTSE-100 firm, but another strong set of numbers from Sky suggests otherwise.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The Olympic Games could be broadcast on pay-per-view Sky TV in future, the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has hinted.
Saturday 21 July 2012
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as a director from a string of boards overseeing the Sun, Times and Sunday Times newspapers, the company said in an internal memo on today.
Saturday 21 July 2012
If you find Sorkin's latest a bit trite, think on this: at least you're not watching Winter Wipeout
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Giant TV screens have helped to bring families back together in the living room, new research suggests.
Friday 06 July 2012
A television talk show host has sparked outrage in Turkey by saying she believes polygamy should be legalised because "it is written in the Koran".
Wednesday 04 July 2012
Lord Sugar today unveiled the much-awaited YouView internet-supported television service and promptly told customers they could expect to buy the system for one third of the launch price if they waited two years.
Lincoln MP Karl McCartney 'denied all knowledge' of the Twitter activity
Detective novelist who wrote Death comes to Pemberley passed away peacefully at her home, aged 94
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football