Japanese swimmer hopes gold medal rush can help heal divided nation

With her victory, she became the first Japanese woman ever to clinch two gold medals in a single Games, after she also claimed the 400m individual medley the week before. It made Tokyo 2020 the seventh straight Olympics where the winner of the women’s 200m and 400m individual medley has been the same person. Completing […]

How misogynoir is oppressing Black women athletes

The ​four-time grand slam singles champion declined to ​attend press conferences as she began her French Open campaign in June — citing the importance of protecting her mental health and addressing the toll that media interviews had previously taken on her. What’s happened to Osaka over the last few months has left many ​critical of […]

Jack Willis reveals recovery milestone and big motivator for return

Wasps and England flanker Jack Willis has revealed a major milestone is on the horizon of his rehabilitation from a major knee injury. The 2019/20 Premiership player of the year had not long scored his second Test try on the occasion of his third cap when disaster struck against Italy during February’s Six Nations encounter. […]

Danish cyclist crashes into GB rider during team pursuit

Frederik Madsen, front rider with the Danish team, collided with Team GB’s Charlie Tanfield, who had replaced Ed Clancy for the race. Three-time Olympic champion Clancy withdrew from the race earlier in the day, announcing his retirement from track cycling following a back injury. Madsen was leading the Danish team and looking down at the […]

Coventry City’s expected line-up v Nottingham Forest for Championship opener

There is less than a week to go until Coventry City kick-off their Championship campaign at home to Nottingham Forest on Sunday, August 8. The league season is fast approaching and concerns remain over the lack of cover in certain positions, but the Sky Blues are certainly taking shape with six new senior signings so […]