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Live sport from around the world with news, interviews and analysis.




The Miracle of Istanbul

The 2020 Champions League final was due to be held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium on Saturday May 30th, exactly 15 years after the most extraordinary night in the competitions history as Liverpool completed “The Miracle of Istanbul”. AC Milan had a star studded line up and were overwhelming favourites, especially after they raced into a 3-0 lead. However Liverpool launched the most amazing second half comeback that culminated in winning the trophy in a penalty shootout. To mark that...


Take our FA Cup final quiz

There may be no FA Cup final on FA Cup final day, but we've decided to put our panel of guests to the test on their knowledge of the famous old trophy, and you can play along.


The Premier League draft

Sportsworld's Lee James is joined by Rob Green, Robyn Cowen and Rene Meulensteen as they pick their six-a-side team of the season in the format of a US draft. Six picks from each respective field position and you can only have one player from each Premier League team. Join the madness as the team fight to get their top picks of the season into their teams. Who would you pick? Photo Credit: Sadio Mane playing for Liverpool FC (Getty Images)


Building a Wimbledon GOAT

Lee James is joined by Andy Murray's former coach Miles Maclagan, former US professional Jill Craybas and tennis journalist Gigi Salmon to create their ultimate Wimbledon champion. From forehands, serve and return to tricks, heart and champion spirit, they select the best attributes from the world's best tennis players to make a Wimbledon GOAT. Photo: Serena Williams & Roger Federer (Getty Images)


Who is the Premier League's greatest African player?

Nearly 400 players from 30 different nations across the African continent have graced the Premier League. But who is the best? Lee James is joined by Janine Anthony, John Bennett and George Addo to somehow come up with a list of the top eight African players in the Premier League. There’s also a special appearance from former Nigeria, West Brom and Stoke winger Peter Odemwingie, who puts forward his case to make the final list... And then we head to a lockdown knockout with the top eight...


Coronavirus: How is it affecting the mental health of athletes?

We discuss the impact the coronavirus is having on the mental well-bring of athletes and across sport. Lee James is joined by former West Ham and Wales midfielder turned MLS side Atlanta United Academy coach Jack Collison. Along with former Aston Villa player welfare and liaison officer Lorna McClelland. We explore what athletes are doing to support each other and keep themselves busy. Jeremy Snape, who is now a sport psychologist, talks about the mental challenges facing athletes during the...


Tokyo 2020 Postponement Special: The Athletes View

Eight time Paralympic medalist Oksana Masters and BMX world champion Alise Willoughby give their views on the unprecedented postponement of this summer's Olympics. The pair talk about how their training schedules have suffered due to lock-down caused by the coronavirus pandemic and how their preparations will have to change in order for them to be at their best when the Games finally take place. They also talk about coping with having to stay at home from a mental point of view and the...


Klopp's journey: Black Forest hills to Anfield thrills

Jurgen Klopp is the smiling, bear-hugging coach who has steered Liverpool to the brink of the Premier League title. But what do you know about his Black Forest roots, and his journey from second division footballer to managerial master? In a Sportsworld special, we'll take you to Klopp's home village of Glatten, to Mainz where he was a player for a decade, then tasted promotion and relegation as a manager - and to Dortmund where he won trophies, became a celebrity and had a pop song written...


Countdown to Tokyo: The debut events

On 24 July, the Olympic flame will be lit and the Summer Games will officially begin. With just 6 months to go, BBC Sportsworld takes a look at the new sports which will feature during Tokyo 2020. Photo: Surfers make their way towards the water during a surfing test event in Tokyo, Japan. (Getty Images)


Robert Enke: The lessons learned from a life too short

On the 10th November, 2009, Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke committed suicide in the city of Hanover. Enke, who won eight caps for the German national side and played for Benfica, Barcelona and Hanover 96 amongst others, had suffered from three bouts of depression during his life and never felt comfortable to openly talk about his battles. So what has football learned and how have attitudes towards mental health changed in the sport since Enke's tragic death? German football journalist...


'I was diagnosed as starving to death' - Oksana Masters

Oksana Masters was born two years after Chernobyl with several radiation-induced birth defects. This included tibial hemimelia (resulting in different leg lengths), missing weight-bearing shinbones in her calves, webbed fingers with no thumbs, and six toes on each foot. She was abandoned by her birth parents at a Ukrainian orphanage where she lived until age 7 when she was adopted . Since then Oksana has won eight Paralympic medals including two golds. She tells Ed Harry her story. Photo:...


Legends Special: The BBC Warm Up Track Season Finale

Mike Powell, Long Jump World Record Holder, and Olympic High Jump Champion, Stefan Holm, are our guests. How was Doha? What’s Tokyo going to be like? This season-ending Warm Up Track asks two legends what they think about the 2019 Worlds and the 2020 Olympic Games. How good can Noah Lyles be, and what was it like training with Noah’s dad? Whose child would now win a jump off with their father? Mike and Stefan also discuss the challenges facing athletics; doping, changes to the Diamond League...


They are Eaton: a BBC Warm Up Track Special

This week, multi-event royalty. Golden couple Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton join us in Doha to reflect on who won their old events and talk about the birth of their first child, which isn’t too far away. Why didn’t anyone in Doha follow Ashton’s example and wear an ice helmet? Find out why all of the Heptathletes and Decathletes should have a banquet. Plus, why both knew it was right to retire after the Rio Olympic Games and what it’s like knowing that the next World Champs will be...


Usain Bolt and the Race that shook the World

It's been 10 years, since Jamaica's Usain Bolt broke his own 100 metre World Record at the World Athletic Championships in Berlin. We hear from three men who were lucky enough to be in the stadium when Bolt finished in 9.58 seconds. Antigua and Barbuda sprinter Daniel Bailey, race starter Alan Bell and commentator Márton Gyulai talk about their experiences of watching Bolt race towards the finish line. Former Jamaica sprinter Grace Jackson and journalist Kayon Raynor discuss the future of...


Rugby World Cup preview

Sportsworld brings you a special podcast previewing this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. 20 teams will battle it out for rugby’s biggest prize, with New Zealand hoping to defend their crown after winning in 2015. Shabnam Younus-Jewell is joined by former England 7’s player and broadcaster, Rob Vickerman, and editor of World Rugby, Sarah Mockford, to discuss all the key talking points ahead of the tournament. We’ll chat about New Zealand, Australia, England, Wales and the world number one...


The Warm Up Track: BBC Athletics Podcast, Episode ten

This week, two of the best of all-time at what they do. Double Olympic and three-times World Champion for the Triple Jump, Christian Taylor, and the World Indoor Pole Vault gold-medalist Sandi Morris. What’s it like co-writing a song and singing it to a sold-out stadium? Why the best jumps just feel like you’re flying, and why you need help remembering them. Plus, what pole vault poles would say if they could talk. Those questions answered, as well as more serious discussions about whether...


The Warm Up Track: BBC Athletics podcast, episode nine

This week, Eilish McColgan and Donavan Brazier. Both are heading to the Worlds on the British and US teams as brand new national champions in the 5000 and 800 metres. There really are plenty more fish in the sea, which is why one of our guests wants to be a professional fisherman! What’s it like running in the cities and on the tracks where your Mum won golds and broke records? Plus, why Eilish’s dog wouldn’t like it in Doha and who was an award-winning writer at the age of ten. Those...


The Warm Up Track: BBC Athletics Podcast, Episode eight

This week, Omar McLeod and Kelsey-Lee Barber join the team on the eve of the London Anniversary Games ... Jamaica's Olympic and World sprint hurdles champion and the Australian who 'threads needles through the sky' - we're learning the art of javelin throwing from a World Championship medal favourite. Is Omar's English accent more EastEnders than Mary Poppins? Who demands to be taken to Buckingham Palace and who wants to chill at Borough Market? What's home life like when you're married to...


The Warm Up Track: BBC Athletics Podcast, Episode seven

This week, Noah Lyles and Shaunae Miller-Uibo ... two of the fastest people on the planet! We’re in Monaco with the Olympic 400 metres champion from Bahamas and the US sprinter who’s favourite for 200 metre gold at the World Champs. What socks is Noah wearing? Which of the X-Men is Shaunae? Who is building their own Lego city? Who started competing for their country when they were nine years old? Those questions answered, as well as more serious discussions about comparisons with Usain Bolt,...


The Warm Up Track: BBC Athletics Podcast, Episode six

This week, we’re going the distance with two kings of the five and ten thousand metres. Joining us is the Commonwealth champion for both, Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, and the Olympic 5000 metres silver medalist, Paul Chelimo from the United States. Strong words on the future of long distance running - find out why Joshua and Paul are against plans to remove their events from the Diamond League. Who would rather not pose for selfies? Will either man reveal where they keep their medals? Plus,...