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Live sports action from around the world




Karsten Warholm's journey to the world stage

Karsten Warholm was the breakthrough star of the World Athletics Championships. In London's torrential rain the 21-year-old Norwegian stunned himself and the rest of the world by winning the 400 metres hurdles gold. The former decathlete was propelled into the limelight, with his winning scream expression going viral. But how has life changed for the boy from the small Norweigan harbour town? Sportsworlds Lee James has been to visit him back on the track in Oslo, where he achieved his...


NFL Season Preview: 2017/18

Join Mike Williams and special guests to preview the new NFL season. Thomas George, national columnist at SBNation, Patricia Traina, writer for Inside Football, and Melissa Jacobs, editor of football, all look ahead to the new campaign.


Premier League Preview: 2017/18

The Sportsworld Premier League Preview panel weighs up the chances of every Premier League team and puts reputations on the line by telling you who will win the league, who is destined for European football and who will be relegated! Mike Williams is joined by The New York Times football correspondent Rory Smith, Former Manchester United striker Danny Webber and Sportsworld's football reporter John Bennett to look ahead to the 2017/18 Premier League season. We've divided the Premier League...


Women's Euros Preview

The 2017 UEFA European Champions will kick off in the Netherlands in July. Sarah Mulkerrins is joined by Former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown Finnis, Iceland coach Freyr Alexandersson, the current Swedish goalkeeper and 2017 nomiee for BBC's Woman Footballer of the Year award Hedvig Lindahl. (Photo: Germany celebrate at the 2013 Euros, Credit: Getty Images)


Women's Rugby World Cup Preview

The Women's Rugby World Cup takes place in August 2017. To look ahead to the event Christ Latchem is joined by Canada's World Cup runner from 2014 Magali Harvey, Ireland's Jackie Shiels, who was a semi finalist three years ago , And Catherine Spencer, the former England captain who starred at two World Cups. As we discuss the growth of the game and take a look back at the first ever World Cup in 1991. (Photo: Jackie Sheiels, Catherine Spencer and Magali Harvey, Credit: Getty Images)


Lionel Messi Special

As Lionel Messi celebrates his 30th birthday, we bring you a special show dedicated to one of the greatest footballers in history. Sportsworld’s John Bennett is joined by Ernest Macia, from Radio Catalunya in Barcelona, Spanish foootball broadcaster Alvaro Romeo, Argentine sports writer Marcela Mora y Araujo, and midfielder Julio Arca to enthuse about the midfield maestro.


Sportsworld Extreme

John Bennett is joined by travel writer Simon Parker as we look at extreme sports and the people that take part in them. (Photo: Cycling at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, Credit: Getty Images)


Women's Cricket World Cup Preview

Sarah Mulkerrins is joined by World Cup winners Charlotte Edwards and Enid Bakewell at the famous cricket ground Lords, as Sportsworld previews the 2017 tournament. (Photo: Sarah Mulkerrins and guests in Lords, Credit: @CricketWorldCup)


Bolt's Final Jamaican Run

Usain Bolt ran in his home country for the final time on Saturday 10th June 2017. The 8 times Olympic champion over 100 and 200 metres is still in pain following the tragic death of his good friend Germain Mason, a British high jumper who was killed in a motorcycle accident in April. But Bolt knows that a man close to his heart would have wanted him to go out and do his best. He is used to winning, and in front of 35 thousand people better described as worshippers rather than fans, he...


European XI Special

Who makes Sportsworld's European XI of the season? Gigi Buffon or David De Gea? Luka Modric or Eden Hazard? Harry Kane or Romelu Lukaku? Sportsworld's Mike Williams, the Guardian's Paolo Bandini, Spanish expert Alvaro Romeo, and European commentator Paul Sarahs decide who make the cut.


N'Golo Kante Special

John Bennett brings you an N'Golo Kanté special, as we focus on the man taking the Premier League by storm. We go to Paris to find out where his football career began, and hear from his current and former team-mates, as we discover what makes him so special. Picture credit: N'Golo Kante (Getty Images)


Women's Boxing Special: Bring on the New Professionals

World champion boxer Heather Hardy and journalist Steve Bunce join Sarah Mulkerrins to examine if there's a place for Olympians in professional boxing. We'll hear from Claressa Shields, Katie Taylor and Nicola Adams, while top boxing promoter Lou Dibella explains why he's challenging the sexism in his sport. (PHOTO: Claressa Shields (L) Katie Taylor and Nicola Adams (R), CREDIT: Getty)


Sportsworld's Return to Rio

Better infrastructure, less crime, more housing, a boost to sport and tourism and equality for people with disabilities. All promised to the residents of Rio as a result of hosting the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games. Four months on Sportsworld returns to Rio to ask whether these will ever be fulfilled. Lee James travels around the city to meet the Paralympic gold medallist Daniel Dias and the Olympic gold medallist Rafaela Silva. Image: Rio skyline, Credit: Getty Images


Fidel Castro's sporting legacy

Speaking more than fifty years go, Castro said "Anybody who truly loves sport and feels sport" had to prefer the Cuban way to professional sport "by a thousand times" The US blockade on Cuba, which has lasted for more than 50 years and includes restrictions on the nation's sporting institutions, has not stopped them from becoming the most successful Latin American country in Olympics history - despite having a population only slightly greater than that of New York City. Lee James was...


The Battle of Unbeaten Fighters

Andre Ward survived a second-round knockdown to beat Sergey Kovalev on points and claim the Russian's IBF, WBA and WBO light-heavyweight titles. Sarah Mulkerrins is joined by former two-weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi, former British boxer and now trainer Joe Gallagher and boxing writer for the LA Times Lance Pugmire to debate the details of the fight. (Image: Andre Ward, credit: Getty Images)


2016 BBC African Footballer of the Year

Sarah Mulkerrins is joined by South African football commentator Mo Allie and Algerian football journalist Maher Mezahi to profile the nominees for the 2016 BBC African footballer of the year. The shortlist includes West Ham and Ghana Forward Andre Ayew, Borussia Dortmund and Gabon Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Leicester City and Algeria Winger Riyad Mahrez, Liverpool and Senegal Forward Sadio Mané and Manchester City and Ivory Coast Midfielder Yaya Toure. Hear from African football...


How Global is Women's Sport Week?

Women's Sport Week is designed to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women's sport across Britain. But what about globally? What are the issues being faced by the world's greatest sportswomen? Sarah Mulkerrins is joined by South Africa's Olympic javelin silver medallist Sunette Viljoen and leading sports journalists Anna Kessell and Jacqulein Magnay. We also hear from England rugby World Champion Danielle Waterman and Lianne Sanderson, the England striker who plays her...


Paul Pogba: The Profile

John Bennett reflects on the biggest football story of the transfer window so far. Listen to the coaches who guided him from age 13, then hear from the man himself. Paul Pogba is back. (Image: Paul Pogba, credit: Getty Images)


Can the Rio Paralympics top London 2012?

How will we know if the Rio Paralympics have been a success? Gold medal winning sprinter, April Holmes, plus husband and wife athletes Stef Reid and Brent Lakatos are among Sarah Mulkerrins' guests for a Sportsworld special. What impact do the Games need to have on Brazil as a country? And what needs to change before we see more African nations appearing in the medals table? Picture: Canada's Brent Lakatos. Credit: Getty Images.


Mourinho to Manchester United

As Manchester United look set to confirm that Louis Van Gaal's time in charge at Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho is preparing to take over, we round up the latest news on football's worst kept secret. We'll hear how it got to this stage from the BBC's Simon Stone, former Manchester United player and coach Phil Neville gives his thoughts on the potential appointment, we'll get a personal insight on Jose Mourinho from his first youth academy product at Benfica, Diogo Luis, Dutch football...