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Dani Rowe: Olympic cyclist fractures foot a week after retiring

The glorious boot: Rowe shows off her fractured foot on Twitter Retirement from top-level sport is supposed to signal the end of injuries and the start of a relaxing lifestyle. For London 2012 gold medallist Dani Rowe, however, retirement means walking with the aid of crutches and a surgical boot. “Turns out cyclists can’t run,” tweeted Rowe, who only announced her retirement from cycling a week ago after 14 years in the sport. The 28-year-old said a bit of gentle exercise ended in a visit to the doctor. “Not exactly…

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Anyika Onuora: Olympic medallist on body image confidence issues as a young athlete

Onuora helped Great Britain win bronze in the 4x400m relay at the Rio 2016 Olympics British Olympic medallist Anyika Onuora says she used to wear baggy clothes to hide her body because people “felt entitled to touch it”. The 34-year-old, who won 4x400m relay bronze at Rio 2016, struggled with body image confidence as a youngster having gone to a predominantly white school. As an athlete, she was often told she was “fat” because her body was naturally bigger than many peers. “At times you would feel objectified,” said Onuora,…

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Doping: Russian Olympic Committee appeals local court doping decision

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Olympic Committee appealed on Thursday against a Moscow court ruling that refused to recognize bobsledder Alexander Zubkov’s Olympic ban, saying it could cast doubt on Russia’s desire to fight against doping. FILE PHOTO: Russia’s pilot Alexander Zubkov poses with a gold medal during a ceremony for the four-man bobsleigh event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort near Sochi, Russia, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer Zubkov, who has retired from competition and currently serves as…

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Dani Rowe: Olympic team pursuit gold medallist retires from cycling

Dani Rowe (left) won Olympic team pursuit gold with Laura Kenny and Joanna Rowsell Shand in 2012 London 2012 gold medallist Dani Rowe has announced her retirement from cycling. The Briton, 28, won team pursuit gold at London 2012 and three consecutive World Championship titles in the event between 2011 and 2013. More recently a road racer, Rowe – formerly King – won bronze at April’s Commonwealth Games. “Today marks both the end of one chapter in my career, and the start of a new one,” she said. “After 14…

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Adam Peaty: Olympic champion says swimming is ‘stuck in 1970’

Adam Peaty is the world record holder in 50m and 100m breaststroke Swimming’s international governing body must modernise and embrace new events or risk “constant battles” with the sport’s top competitors, says Olympic champion Adam Peaty. The Briton is among a host of leading swimmers to have criticised Fina’s governance over the past year. They have been particularly frustrated by their lack of involvement in key decision-making. “It feels like we’re still in 1970,” Peaty, 23, told BBC Sport. “[Fina] need to listen to the athletes and hear what they…

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Boxing: IOC freezes planning for 2020 Olympic boxing tournament

TOKYO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) put planning for the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament on hold on Friday in a move that could see the governing body AIBA frozen out of the Games over a governance dispute. FILE PHOTO: Construction workers walk past at a construction site of a building displaying Tokyo 2020 Olympics emblem and logo in Tokyo, Japan May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato The IOC said in a statement it had also launched an investigation into the International Boxing Association after AIBA submitted a progress report…

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British Figure Skating Championships: Lewis Gibson & Lilah Fear on Olympic ambitions

Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson have previously worked with Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean British Figure Skating Championships Venue: Ice Sheffield Dates: 26 November-1 December Friday, 30 November: 12:30-19:00 BBC Sport website and app, connected TV Saturday, 1 December: 12:00-18:00 BBC Sport website and app, connected TV Lewis Gibson played football as a youngster – until, that was, he watched the first series of Dancing On Ice. An 11-year-old Gibson was enthralled by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s ITV reality show. The Scot loved the thrills and the spills and…

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Olympics: Tokyo organizers lauded for ‘diligent’ Olympic example

TOKYO (Reuters) – The “diligent” preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are setting a fine example for future bids, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach poses for a group photo session with Yoshiro Mori, President of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee, and other staff members during a meeting in Tokyo, in this photo taken by Kyodo November 28, 2018. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS Speaking at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly in Tokyo…

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Olympic boxing: Wladimir Klitschko wants changes to ensure Tokyo 2020 participation

Boxing was first included in the Olympics in 1904, but was not part of the 1912 Games in Stockholm because Swedish law banned the sport at the time Ex-world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has called for changes to how boxing is organised at the Olympic Games, to protect the sport’s future. Boxing has been included at every Olympics since 1920, but its involvement in Tokyo 2020 is in doubt. “For the first time ever in boxing, the worst had happened,” said Klitschko. “We need a combined effort to protect life-changing…

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Athletics: ‘Olympic mindset’ aided recovery from mini stroke – Johnson

(Reuters) – Sprint great Michael Johnson said that his “Olympic mindset” had helped speed up his recovery from a mini stroke that the 51-year-old suffered earlier this year. FILE PHOTO: American sprinter Michael Johnson talks to media at the briefing of 2024 Olympic Games candidate cities Paris and Los Angeles ahead of final election of 2024 Olympic host city, in Lausanne, Switzerland July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy Olympic champion and former world record-holder Johnson suffered a transient ischemic attack, which causes symptoms similar to a stroke, in September but said…

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