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Para-athletics reclassification 'fair' – Cox

Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox says the Para-athletics classification review is “not nice” but is “fair”. The 26-year-old, whose classification changed from T37 to T38 ahead of the Rio Games, has defended the system after accusations of manipulation. Cox, who won ...

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Commonwealth Games: Sophie Hahn & Kadeena Cox in England Para-athletics squad

Paralympic champions Sophie Hahn and Kadeena Cox have been named in an 18-strong England squad for the Para-athletics events at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. They will both be making their Games debut in the T38 100m event in ...

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Britain top European Cross Country medal table

European Cross Country Championships Watch highlights on Monday at 00:00-01:05 on BBC Two. Great Britain topped the medal table at the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia. The team won five gold and four bronze, two more medals than ...

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BBC Unsung Hero 2017: Fell runner Mike Blake wins Welsh title

Fell-running organiser Mike Blake has been named BBC Wales’ Get Inspired Sports Unsung Hero for 2017. The 69-year-old has been a member of the Eryri Harriers club in Llanberis, near Caernarfon, for nearly 40 years and has inspired generations of ...

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'I want to hear the roar of the crowd' – Sotherton on nine-year wait for Olympic bronze

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s Kelly Sotherton wants her nine-year wait for a 2008 Olympic heptathlon bronze medal to end with a medal ceremony at London Stadium. Russia’s Tatyana Chernova has been stripped of her bronze ...

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GB's Sotherton set for 2008 heptathlon bronze after Chernova loses appeal

Britain’s Kelly Sotherton is set to be awarded a bronze medal from the 2008 Olympic Games after Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova failed to have a doping ban overturned. Chernova was stripped of the medal she won at Beijing earlier this ...

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'She's key to the club and has driven it forward'

Celia Peerless of Edinburgh Eagles Athletics Club wins Scotland’s BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award for 2017. As well as running athletics sessions for young people with autism and learning difficulties, Celia also works with mainstream group Livingston Athletics Club. ...

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Commonwealth Games 2022: Birmingham made to wait as three cities offer 'updates'

Birmingham has been made to wait to find out if it will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The English city was the only interested party before the original 30 September deadline but its bid was deemed “not fully compliant”. The ...

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'I'll be taking Farah seriously' – Kipchoge seeks third London Marathon title

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge says he will take Mo Farah’s challenge at the London Marathon “very seriously”. Kipchoge, 33, won the event in 2015 and 2016, and will compete again in 2018. Farah has run two London Marathons but April’s ...

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Russian doping: London Olympics retesting results in two more positive tests

Two more Russian athletes have been found guilty of doping following the retesting of their samples from the London 2012 Olympics. Yulia Gushchina was part of the women’s 4x400m relay team that won silver, also placing 15th in the 400m ...

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