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Refugee to Olympian – Yusra Mardini's incredible journey as she targets Tokyo 2020

Yusra Mardini represented Team Refugee as a swimmer at the Rio Olympics in 2016, less than a year beforehand she had fled war-torn Syria and made the 25-day journey to Europe. During the sea crossing from Turkey to Lesbos her ...

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Rio Olympian Torrence, 31, found dead in pool

American middle-distance runner David Torrence has been found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in Arizona at the age of 31. Torrence won silver for the USA at the World Relay Championships in 2014 and claimed another second-placed ...

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Olympian Wallace suspended after drink-drive charge

Olympic swimmer Dan Wallace has been suspended from the British and Scottish swimming programmes for three months after admitting to drink-driving. British and Scottish Swimming called it “clearly unacceptable behaviour”. “It is with much regret that I was found to ...

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Forbes Carlile: Swimming coach and Australia's oldest Olympian dies aged 95

Australia’s oldest Olympian, Forbes Carlile, has died aged 95. Carlile became the youngest Olympic coach when he led the Australian swimming team at the 1948 London Games at the age of 27. He was the first person to represent Australia ...

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Chris Tomlinson: Olympian long jumper to retire before he 'fizzles out'

For the past 20 years Teesside long jumper Chris Tomlinson has put his body through the rigours of elite athletic competition, harnessing every ligament, muscle and sinew in the quest for success. Three consecutive Olympic Games appearances, a World Indoor ...

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Chris Tomlinson: Olympian long jumper to retire before he 'fizzles out'

For the past 20 years Teesside long jumper Chris Tomlinson has put his body through the rigours of elite athletic competition, harnessing every ligament, muscle and sinew in the quest for success. Three consecutive Olympic Games appearances, a World Indoor ...

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Black Power Olympian tried to mend rift with Jesse Owens

AP The iconic image of Tommie Smith (c.) John Carlos (r.) at the 1968 Olympics – a powerful political statement that Jesse Owens unsuccessfully tried to stop. Tommie Smith, the Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter who was part of one of ...

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From Olympian to champion bodybuilder

Andy Turner is the third fastest 110m hurdler in British history What to do when a successful career has to end? When the will to succeed is no longer there and a once spry body has been ruined by old ...

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