Olympics chief Thomas Bach warns that the podium is off limits for ‘political demonstrations’

Olympics chief Thomas Bach warns the podium is OFF limits for ‘political demonstrations’ after Team GB athletes voiced their intention to take a knee in Tokyo By Mike Keegan For The Daily Mail Published: 22:31 BST, 16 July 2021 | Updated: 22:31 BST, 16 July 2021 Britain’s Olympians could be on a collision course with … Read more

Helen Glover is step closer to being first British rower to compete at Olympics after having child

Women’s single sculls (W1x) Victoria Thornley (Club: Leander Club / Hometown: Wrexham) Coach: Paul Reedy Women’s pair (W2-) Helen Glover (Marlow RC / Penzance) Polly Swann (Univ. of Edinburgh & Leander Club / Edinburgh) Coach: Hamish Burrell Lightweight women’s double sculls (LW2x) Emily Craig (University of London BC / Mark Cross) Imogen Grant (Cambridge Univ. … Read more

Wheelchair basketball player considering amputating leg to make him eligible to compete

Team GB wheelchair basketball player is considering amputating his leg to make him eligible to compete in the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo Wheelchair basketballer George Bates has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Left him in agony with restricted movement and power and muscle wastage Bates told he’s not able to compete in Paralympics as his condition … Read more

Wheelchair basketball player considering amputating leg to make him eligible to compete

Team GB wheelchair basketball player is considering amputating his leg to make him eligible to compete in the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo Wheelchair basketballer George Bates has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Left him in agony with restricted movement and power and muscle wastage Bates told he’s not able to compete in Paralympics as his condition … Read more

British 2012 Olympic athletes used as guinea pigs for Special Forces ‘wonder drug’

British Olympians were used as guinea pigs to test an experimental substance in a secret UK Sport project costing hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money in a bid to enhance their performance at London 2012, an MoS investigation has found. The so-called ‘novel nutritional intervention’ was fed to medal hopefuls during competition despite only … Read more

Britain’s top Olympians face financial crisis with Tokyo 2020 Games postponed

2020 OLYMPIC GAMES   The 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed until 2021 on March 24 – becoming one of the last major sporting events this summer to fall victim to the coronavirus. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and … Read more

Britain’s top Olympians face financial crisis with Tokyo 2020 Games postponed

2020 OLYMPIC GAMES   The 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed until 2021 on March 24 – becoming one of the last major sporting events this summer to fall victim to the coronavirus. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and … Read more

Coronavirus scare for Team GB Olympians after rugby player who shares facilities is diagnosed

A Scottish Women’s Rugby player being treated for coronavirus spent days training near to Team GB Olympians at their base in Loughborough before she was diagnosed. The player, who caught the virus in Italy, is now responding ‘well’ to treatment while friends, team-mates and fellow students are in self-isolation waiting to see if they develop … Read more

Laura Kenny crash: Four-time gold medalist left with cut under eye in first event in the omnium

Four-time gold medallist Laura Kenny CRASHES as British cyclist is bloodied and bruised at the World Track Cycling Championships just a month on from breaking her shoulder Laura Kenny crashed at the World Track Cycling Championships in Berlin The Briton said it was a ‘risk’ competing as she broke her shoulder last month  Reports of … Read more