Athletics

Andrew Butchart: Scot to miss Commonwealth Games with broken foot

Scottish distance runner Andrew Butchart will miss the Commonwealth Games in April after suffering a broken bone in his foot. Butchart, from Dunblane, said he “felt a sharp pain in my right foot” in a 3,000m race in New York last weekend. “I knew what it was straightaway,” Butchart said in an Instagram post. “After […]

Jarrod Bannister: Commonwealth Games javelin gold medallist dies

Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jarrod Bannister has died aged 33, Athletics Australia has confirmed. The javelin thrower, a two-time Olympian, had been living and training in the Netherlands. Australian media outlets reported there were believed to be no suspicious circumstances in his death. Athletics Australia said it was “saddened and shocked”, while a number […]

Winter Olympics: How Team GB are looking for inspiration from around the world of sport

Joel Fearon is Britain’s joint third-fastest 100m runner in history. Sam Blanchet is a former rugby union professional who has played for England Sevens. What do they have in common? They will both be part of the Great Britain bobsleigh squad at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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