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Paris 2024: Report warns extreme heat making Games ‘impossible’

Paris 2024: Report warns extreme heat making Games ‘impossible’

A number of athletes have spoken in the report about struggling with competing in hot temperatures in hot conditions. Team GB rugby sevens player Jamie Farndale says that extreme heat “takes a lot away from you” and also creates a worse game for fans watching. Jamie said: “I found myself in these conditions where you’re...

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France awarded Olympic medal given to Great Britain in 1900 | CNN

France awarded Olympic medal given to Great Britain in 1900 | CNN

Paris, France CNN  —  France has scored a belated surprise Olympic victory against Great Britain – 124 years later than expected – after a 1900 Paris Olympics cycling silver medal was taken away from Team GB and awarded to its neighbor across the channel by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The medal was reassigned to...

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Jack Draper: The rise of bright tennis prospect to new British No 1

Jack Draper: The rise of bright tennis prospect to new British No 1

Jack Draper is Britain’s new No 1 after rising above Cameron Norrie in the rankings, but who is the 22-year-old bright tennis prospect from Sutton and can he become a Grand Slam winner? Having missed the entire grass-court swing last year because of injury, Draper’s preparations for this year’s Wimbledon saw him pick up his...

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Andy Murray: Retiring at Wimbledon or Paris 2024 Olympics would be fitting

Andy Murray: Retiring at Wimbledon or Paris 2024 Olympics would be fitting

Andy Murray says retiring at Wimbledon or the Paris Olympics would “be fitting” and he is unlikely to play at the US Open or Davis Cup later this year. Britain’s Murray, 37, said in February he was not planning to “play much past the summer”. However, the former world number one has not confirmed which...

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Emma Raducanu turns down place at Paris Olympics

Emma Raducanu turns down place at Paris Olympics

Emma Raducanu has been backed to play at future Olympics after she turned down a potential spot in the Team GB squad for the Paris Games. Team GB announced its tennis selection for the tournament at Queen’s Club on Sunday and Raducanu was absent, but Iain Bates, LTA Olympic team leader, insisted he was “very...

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Paris 2024 Olympics: Emma Raducanu snubs wild card, Andy Murray in

Paris 2024 Olympics: Emma Raducanu snubs wild card, Andy Murray in

Emma Raducanu has turned down the chance to play for Great Britain at this summer’s Olympics – but two-time gold medallist Andy Murray is set to compete in Paris. Raducanu, 21, is ranked too low to qualify as she continues to come back from surgery on her wrists and ankle last year. The 2021 US...

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Mark Cavendish given a knighthood in King’s birthday honours

Mark Cavendish given a knighthood in King’s birthday honours

Cycling sprint star Mark Cavendish has been given a knighthood in the King’s birthday honours. The 39-year-old from the Isle of Man has won a joint record 34 Tour de France stages and won the world road race title in 2011, the same year he was made an MBE. He was also a silver medallist...

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King’s Birthday Honours: Mark Cavendish given knighthood

King’s Birthday Honours: Mark Cavendish given knighthood

Knighthood Mark Cavendish (cyclist), for services to cycling and charity work Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) Barbara Slater (former director of BBC Sport and gymnast), for services to sports broadcasting Graeme Souness (broadcaster and former footballer), for services to football and to charity Officer of the Order of the British Empire...