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Shining a light on the world's sport stories and issues.

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Will WADA Regret Reinstating Rusada?

9/22/2018
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The controversy that's dominated the sporting world this week - the decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to reinstate Russia's anti-doping agency which could see their country's athletes once again competing in international sport. The agency - known as Rusada - has been suspended since 2015 over alleged state backed doping after it was accused of covering up drug abuse, most notably during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The President of USA Cycling has said the world should get to know...

Duration:00:32:16

Is Kaepernick 'just doing it' his way?

9/18/2018
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A new season and the most prominent player out of work is still making the headlines... Colin Kaepernick remains the most-talked about NFL player on the planet, despite having not thrown a football since New Year's Day 2017... The American football quarter-back controversially protested against racial injustice and police brutality, by first sitting and then kneeling during the US national anthem. But now he is back in the headlines, after Nike announced Kaepernick as one of the new faces of...

Duration:00:36:45

Cracking Down on Football

9/15/2018
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CRACKING DOWN ON FOOTBALL The civil unrest and government crackdowns in Nicaragua, which led to the cancellation of the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship in the country is continuing to affect the sport in Nicaragua. In a country where almost 30 per cent of girls are pregnant before the age of 18, and around half never go to secondary school, Soccer Without borders helped to break certain norms in a male-dominated society. But that work has been severely curtailed. RED STAR RISING Red...

Duration:00:32:09

Is Kaepernick 'just doing it' his way?

9/8/2018
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A new season and the most prominent player out of work is still making the headlines... Colin Kaepernick remains the most-talked about NFL player on the planet, despite having not thrown a football since New Year's Day 2017... The American football quarter-back controversially protested against racial injustice and police brutality, by first sitting and then kneeling during the US national anthem. But now he is back in the headlines, after Nike announced Kaepernick as one of the new faces of...

Duration:00:36:45

Humans vs Hormones

9/1/2018
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Earlier this year, The International Association of Athletics Federations announced a new ruling that from November 2018 onwards, female athletes with naturally high testosterone levels who wanted to continue competing in female events (400m to the mile events) would have to take medication to reduce the hormone in their bodies - or race against men. Olympic and World 800m champion Caster Semenya is set to contest these rules at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. This week Sportshour talks...

Duration:00:30:22

FightTube

8/25/2018
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The first rule of FightTube is you always talk about FightTube. On Saturday 25th August, two youtubers will box each other in front of thousands in Manchester Arena and millions watching online around the world on youtube. Sportshour has spoken to youtuber Elliot Hackney and independent media analyst Alex Degroote about how this will change the sport and the platform. On the same day, history could also be made at Wembley Stadium, when French Rugby League side Catalan Dragons face Warrington...

Duration:00:48:28

Football's new e-scout?

8/18/2018
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Football's e-scout Becoming a professional footballer is a dream shared by many children across the globe, but very few ever see that ambition become a reality. Of the 1.5 million boys who play organised youth football in England, only around 180 make it to the top level playing in the Premier League. Well two football-mad Danes decided they wanted to change this. Peter Holm and Simon Hjaere created Tonsser - an App that allows young players to create their own profile, upload videos and...

Duration:00:33:20

Disqualifying foul?

8/11/2018
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Should sport and politics mix? Lebron James has been making the headlines - not just for the school opened this week partly funded by the basketballer's foundation. An interview was aired in which James was highly critical of the President of the United States, sparking a response from President Trump and a political debate on both sides. We also mark the start of the new English Premier League season, hearing from the fan of Liverpool FC who changed his life around following the amputation...

Duration:00:30:44

Disconnected Reconnected?

8/4/2018
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As England's men's cricketers play their 1000th Test, we reflect on what national identity means for sports' fans in modern day multicultural society. How far have we come from the days of Lord Tebbit, the former Chairman of the British Conservative party, who wanted to test the loyalty of British Asians based on who they support in international cricket matches? Meet the man who decided to run the Tour de France route. Plus, we hear from the golfer expecting her first child, who hopes her...

Duration:00:32:40

Tour de Force for a Women’s Tour de France

7/28/2018
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We're with a group of women who have spent the last there weeks riding the grueling Tour de France course one day in advance of the men. We join the Des Elles au Velo, as they ride for the last stage in the hope that next year there might be an official, complete and competitive Tour de France for women. Getting Hy at the Palace Hy Money has had a long and distinguished career as a sports photographer, finding fame in particular by capturing the images of her beloved football team Crystal...

Duration:00:40:30

Shona McCallin's World Cup Woe

7/21/2018
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As the Women's Hockey World Cup begins we look at how the sport deals with concussion. Danish Donation: FC Nordsjælland join Common Goal FC Nordsjælland have made history by becoming the first club in the world to donate 1% of their match day revenue to charity, after beating Cliftonville FC in the Europa League. The charity in question is "Common Goal", which was set up by Manchester United star Juan Mata. The initiative encourages players to donate 1% of their salary to charity. Tom Vernon...

Duration:00:34:56

Finally

7/14/2018
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We look ahead to 2018's biggest sporting weekend with the finals of Wimbledon and the World Cup

Duration:00:48:54

World Cup, Wimbledon and the Giro Rosa

7/7/2018
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We are live in Russia ahead of the hosts attempts to secure a place in the World Cup semi finals. We are also on Centre Court looking ahead to a busy day of action from Wimbledon. Next we take a brief stop with the Tour de France before continuing our pedal powered tour of Europe by checking in at the Giro Rosa, the only grand tour on the women's cycling calendar... And then there's rugby in Guatemala too! Photo: Anna Van Der Breggen of Netherlands celebrates winning the Giro Rosa in 2017....

Duration:00:20:41

Fabulously Fashionable Football

6/30/2018
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The World Cup 2018 has been a delight to watch... such swagger, such chic, such unmistakable style... and that's just what the players are wearing! So who better to look at the good, the bad and the ugly of football fashion than Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador for Barneys department store and author of "Soccer Style: The Magic and Madness" and Aaron Dodson sports,culture and sneaker writer for ESPN. The Secret to Argentine Success? We think we've have found the secret to Lionel Messi's...

Duration:00:28:52

The Ballhawk

6/23/2018
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No one has ever caught more balls in Major League Baseball than Zack Hample and what's more amazing is, he's never been on the field of play. Zack Hample is a ball hawk : a spectator who attends games to catch as many as possible and he's as famous as he is infamous. World Cup 2018: Germany's Political Football Germany play Sweden on Saturday and there seems to be a link between the team's issues and the political tensions bubbling away back home. Sudha David-Wilp is a fellow at the German...

Duration:00:36:15

The World Cup Begins!

6/16/2018
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If your looking for a nation to support at the World Cup, if yours isn't there, then you might think about cheering on Iceland! The smallest nation to every qualify for a World Cup finals, expectation is high after they reached the quarter finals of Euro 2016 cheered on by fan's "Viking Clap" and the screaming commentators. To celebrate his nations debut in Russia, we speak to the President of Iceland. Watching Habits The NWSL not only attracts the best players, offers some of the highest...

Duration:00:24:43

The Alternative World Cup

6/9/2018
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Millions of fans from the around the globe will be glued to the opening match of the World Cup in Russia. But on Saturday, in front of a much more modest crowd, the final of an alternative international tournament will take place. The CONIFA World Cup is a competition made up of nations, regions and communities who aren't recognised by football's world governing body FIFA. Caroline Barker has been finding out more. You Can Bet On It! So you think you know who's going to win the World Cup...

Duration:00:35:44

Jab Don't Stab

6/2/2018
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In an area troubled by gang violence and knife crime, the club under coach Michael Harris, has helped many youngsters with minor criminal records to get into steady employment.

Duration:00:41:04

The Road to the Kyiv Free Couch

5/26/2018
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Liverpool and Real Madrid fans have been angered by the extortionate prices of hotel rooms leaving many fans in chaos for finding affordable accommodation. It’s not difficult to find Victor Kylyma in central Kiev – he explains to Caroline why he took to Social Media to invite football fans to stay in his home for free. He has had over 8000 people join his group and he is also offering to be tour guides or to cook traditional meals for their guests, including a chicken Kiev supper. Staying...

Duration:00:35:17

From Windsor to Wembley

5/19/2018
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With all eyes on the much anticipated Royal Wedding tomorrow – we speak to former soldier Philip Gillespie who lost a leg in a bomb blast in Afghanistan and this week, has been selected for the UK team to compete in archery and rowing at the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney later this year. Prince Harry has been very much, the driving force behind the Games since setting up in 2014. He tells Caroline how he is preparing for one of the biggest events of the year and how sport has given him an...

Duration:00:22:15