London 2012

the absolution of anthony joshua

Remembering How Anthony Joshua Fought His Way From Troubled Talent to Olympic Gold

From the grand platform of London 2012, Anthony Joshua launched himself to stardom. Things could have gone very differently, however, with controversy nearly ending his career.
Will Magee
12.8.16
chwarae teg jade

From North Wales To Rio: Talking Taekwondo With Olympian Jade Jones

Having become the UK’s first taekwondo gold medallist at London 2012 before winning once again at Rio, we chat to Jade Jones about her groundbreaking role in British martial arts.
Will Magee
12.2.16
woman of steel

The Cult: Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill is one of Sheffield’s steeliest exports, and an athlete who has captured the imagination of a nation. For that, she more than earns her place in The Cult.
Will Magee
11.8.16
the lizzie armitstead controversy

Lizzie Armitstead Launches Impassioned Self-Defence Over Missed Drugs Tests

The champion cyclist has claimed that she “hates dopers” and hit out at “sensationalised headlines” in an official statement.
UK Sports Staff
8.3.16
yes of course we ask him about the mobot

The Man Who Can Unite the Nation: We Spoke to Mo Farah Ahead of Rio 2016

With Rio 2016 only a few weeks away, we spoke to Mo Farah about dealing with pressure, recapturing the spirit of London 2012 and becoming one of the most recognisable athletes in world sport.
Nathan Copelin
7.26.16
all hail canoe priest!

Buddhist Priest Set To Represent Japan In Canoe Slalom At Rio Olympics

Kazuki Yazawa, 27, will represent his country at Rio 2016, despite having to balance his training with daily prayer and meditation.
UK Sports Staff
7.25.16
doping at the olympics

International Olympic Committee Reveals Another 45 Failed Drug Tests From Beijing and London Olympics

Prompted by recent revelations about doping, the IOC have undertaken a second wave of reanalysis for the 2008 and 2012 Games which has thrown up 45 additional failed tests.
UK Sports Staff
7.22.16
2016 paralympic games

Has the Time Come for the Olympics and Paralympics to Merge?

Athletes are asking if it's time for the Olympics and Paralympics to merge. We spoke to competitors on both sides to gauge their feeling on the debate.
Barney Cullum
6.3.16