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'I've a responsibility to talk about important things'

Less than 10 weeks after giving birth, Napheesa Collier was back on court with her Minnesota Lynx team mates in the WNBA. A star of the sport, she's not only an Olympic Gold medallist but is kept busy as one of just a handful of players benefiting from a new deal with the league that pays them to help market the sport during the off season. Paul Felder had a long and successful career as an MMA fighter. So how did he come to terms with putting an end to what he loved? He decided to dedicate...


Diving in and facing your fears

Warning! If you are not good with heights, look away now. Canada's Lysanne Richard is one of the best high divers in the world. The former World Champion excels at throwing herself from extraordinary heights, and as she plummets from the tops of cliffs she can reach speeds in excess of 75 kilometres per hour... So how does she overcome fear and exactly how high is high diving? The city of Liverpool has a reputation for producing the very best in British culture and sport, from the Beatles to...


From ballet to boxing

Sweden's Lucy Wildheart tells us about the difficult choice she had to make as to which of her to loves, boxing and ballet, she should pursue professionally. Lucy tells us about her journey from giving up school aged 14 to finding ballet which she credits with changing her life having suffered from eating disorders and issues around body image. She also explains how she transitioned from the dance hall to the boxing ring and how her dance background helps give her an advantage over...


Mo Bamba: NBA star finds 'home' in Ivory Coast

Orlando Magic’s Mo Bamba is one of the most recognisable names in basketball, and not just because rapper Sheck Wes named his viral song after him. He was born in New York City to parents who emigrated to the United States from Ivory Coast, and grandparents from Mali. He joins Sportshour's Caroline Barker to discuss the importance of keeping in touch with your roots and developing basketball in the place he says feels like "home". It's FA Cup third round weekend and Wrexham are the...


Sportshour Review 2022

A look back at some of our favourite stories from 2022 Photo: A view of SoFi Stadium as workers prepare for Super Bowl LVI on February 01, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


World Cup final

We preview the World Cup final between Argentina and France in the company of two football journalists. Argentina's Seba Ongarelli and Sara Menai for France. Plus we hear about some of the more than 130 players taking part in the World Cup but whom represent countries they were not born in. Dr Gijs van Campenhout from the University of Utrecht has been writing about the subject of migrant footballers for many years. So is this a new phenomenon? Photo: Pyrotechnics explode around a giant Fifa...


Sportshour at the World Cup: The Spanish town with the Japanese name

We’re in the small Spanish town of Coria del Río where 700 residents have the surname "Japón", which translates to "Japan". So where better to watch the crucial Group E match between Japan and Spain!? Photo: Fans gather at a bar in Coria del Río to watch the World Cup Group E match between Japan and Spain Credit: Stefano Montali


Nicole Kozlova: On Fifa World Cup and OneLove armband

Nicole Kozlova plays for the Ukrainian Women's national team - earlier this year, whilst the team were still celebrating winning the Turkish Cup, back in her native country, everything had changed and the world had been turned upside down. Suddenly, there was war in Ukraine. Kozlova plays her domestic football in Denmark, whose men's national team have spoken out about some of the issues around the World Cup being hosted in Qatar. Nicole tells whether there is an appetite in Denmark for the...


Sportshour at the Fifa World Cup in Qatar

On this week’s Sportshour with Katie Smith, we take you live to downtown Doha as we get the latest on the ground ahead of the start of the Fifa World Cup in Qatar from Sportsworld’s Delyth Lloyd. Fans have travelled from all around the world for the marquee event of the football calendar and we speak to a couple of Welsh fans who have taken a very unusual route. Former Cardiff City footballer Scott Young and Nick Smith attempted to travel the 5,000 mile distance to the tournament solely by...


How a fake Mr Bean caused a cricketing rivalry

Six years after a performance at an agricultural show in Zimbabwe in 2016, a Pakistani comedian’s impersonation of the fictional character Mr Bean hit the headlines. Just as Zimbabwe were about to take on Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, one Zimbabwean Twitter user predicted revenge for his country over Pakistan for sending a fake Mr Bean. He was correct. Zimbabwe won a thrilling match by one run, prompting tweets from the President of Zimbabwe and Prime Minister of Pakistan, both referencing...


Dan Mancina: Skateboarding while blind

At the age of 13, just as his love for skateboarding was flourishing, Dan Mancina was diagnosed with a condition that would eventually leave him blind. Over twenty years later, he supports his family by skateboarding as a full-time job, with the long-term goal of getting it into the Paralympics. He joins Sportshour’s Caroline Barker to tell her about the highs and lows of the last decade. Having never climbed a mountain in her life, Nadhira Alharthy was suddenly inspired to ascend Mount...


From Syria to Mansfield Town

As a professional goalkeeper for Al-Karamah, one of Syria's biggest clubs, Fahd Saleh had won numerous trophies but then war came to Syria and his house, his life, all he'd known until that point, was destroyed. Fahd decided to move to England to rebuild his life and cling on to his footballing dream, he even went to a job centre and told them how he wanted to work for a football club. Hear his story of how he became Mansfield Town’s Goalkeeping Coach and working with Nigel Clough. Barbara...


Greece make history at the Rugby League World Cup

Greece made their Rugby League World Cup debut this week following years of turmoil in the sport, which saw the team effectively banned from playing matches in their home country. Journalist and Greece team manager Terry Liberopoulos describes his emotions as the side ran out to face France and explains how they managed to fool the authorities and escape the attentions of the Police in order to play Malta in 2018 on their way to qualifying for the tournament. Adebayo Akinfenwa is swapping...


Where next for women's racing?

What's does the future look like for women in motorsport after the W Series ended its season early because of financial difficulties Race winner Jamie Chadwick, second placed Nerea Marti of Spain and (L) and third placed Alice Powell celebrate on the podium during race 2 of W Series at Miami International Autodrome May 2022 (Credit: Clive Mason - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)


The future of surfing

Surf prodigy Ben Larg, who by the age of 12 was already Scotland’s under-18 surf champion, tells us about the documentary "Ride the Wave" that has just been released exploring how he passed up an Olympic chance to tackle death-defying “big waves”. We also hear from the film's director Martyn Robertson about this story of coming of age, surfing, and family life on a small island Photo: Ben Larg in action Credit: Martyn Robertson


How netball gave Peace a chance

From playing barefoot, surviving being poisoned and growing up in a country that discouraged women’s sports. Proscovia Peace, captain of the Uganda Netball team, tells us the crucial role netball played in saving her life. PHOTO: Proscovia Peace of Uganda (L) and Ngwira Loreen of Malawi (R) compete in the Netball match between Uganda and Malawi on day three of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (Credit: Phil Walter/Getty Images)


Roger and out

We hear from Roger Federer on what he plans to do after his retirement from tennis Photo: Roger Federer celebrates victory with the trophy after the men's singles final match against Andy Roddick July 5, 2009 (CREDIT: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)


A new season for the WSL

We look ahead to the start of the new Women's Super League season and what impact England's Euros success might have on the growth of domestic women's football Photo: Chelsea lift the Barclays FA Women's Super League Trophy (Credit: Henry Browne/Getty Images)


Queen Elizabeth II and Sport

We look back at the sporting life of Queen Elizabeth II Image: Queen Elizabeth II (wearing her Cartier diamond Palm Leaf Brooch, which belonged to Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother) attends day 5 of Royal Ascot 2021. (Credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)


'I'm not a soldier, I'm not a killer'

As acting president of the Ukrainian Athletics Federation Yevhen Pronin main task is to be a focal point, to ensure Ukrainian athletes have what they need to perform to their best ability on the world stage. In the past few months Yevhen has juggled his duty to Ukrainian athletics, including leading the team at the World Championships in Eugenie and in Munch last month at the European Championship and the war. Today he is on the front line of the war with Russia. Today he is operating deadly...