Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill were criticised for using a pulley system to wakeboard in an underground carpark
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Wednesday 08 February 2012
Robin Scott-Elliot took the plunge to test the London 2012 canoeing venue that's already open to the public. But did he sink or swim?
Sunday 15 January 2012
If ever there was a sportsman from the money-mad professional era who was guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the fans – or even the opposition – then it was Freddie Flintoff. Ebullient big-hitting, big-hearted fast bowling, smacking sixes for his father to catch in the crowd, even consoling Australia's Brett Lee at the moment of victory: this was how he will be remembered, playing as if he was still an amateur, even like the fans themselves would dream of performing.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
Eighty swimmers taking part in a race to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution had to be rescued after they were swept out to sea.
Monday 08 August 2011
American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has begun her attempt to become the first person to swim the shark-filled Florida Straits without the aid of a safety cage.
Sunday 19 June 2011
A man died while taking part in the Great North Swim, the organisers confirmed.
Monday 02 May 2011
A surfer has died after getting into difficulties off the coast of Suffolk.
Monday 18 April 2011
Andrew Triggs Hodge and Pete Reed immediately set their sights on the world championships and overhauling arch rivals New Zealand after winning the Team GB rowing trials.
Friday 17 December 2010
Ryan Lochte yesterday set the first individual swimming world record since high-tech bodysuits were outlawed.
Friday 26 November 2010
Singapore has rebuked its national water polo team for wearing swim trunks that feature an "inappropriate" likeness of the city-state's flag.
Andy Irons: Flamboyant and mercurial surfer who won three world titles and was regarded as the best of his generation
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Andy Irons attained the pinnacle of peer recognition within surfing: a picture of him adorned a T-shirt, emblazoned with the text, "ANDY WINS HOSSEGOR". Hossegor, France, is just one of the stations on the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) global circuit, at all of which Andy Irons won famous victories over a career spanning more than a decade. He amassed a grand total of three world championships, and, uniquely, four Vans Triple Crowns, and was probably the most accomplished all-round surfer of the modern era. Or, as Surfer magazine put it in 2003, "he has the miraculous combination of big-wave craziness and small-wave ripping down better than any surfer in the world right now."
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Cross-Channel swimmers have become very cross Channel swimmers. The French coastguard has proclaimed that the 140-year-old practice of swimming the narrowest 21-mile stretch dividing England from the Continent should stop on health and safety grounds.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase prospered on a fruitful day two for Great Britain as the World Championships in Cambridge, New Zealand kicked into top gear following the previous day's high winds, which had postponed most of the action.
Monday 01 November 2010
The World Rowing Championships got off to a false start yesterday as the weather presented organisers with a scheduling headache.
Friday 27 August 2010
Friday 13 August 2010
Great Britain picked up five more medals at the European Championships yesterday to take their overall total to 12, but there was crushing disappointment for Rebecca Adlington.
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