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The remarkable story of Harry Edward: Britain’s first black Olympian

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Harry Edward took a deep breath, pushed his spikes into the holes he’d just dug in the sodden cinder track and dropped his head. A vos marques. It was the biggest race of his life. Il 100 metres final at the 1920 Ol...

Laura Kenny sets sights on becoming greatest ever GB Olympian

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Members of the Welwyn Wheelers cycling club will be setting their alarms early this week to be sure to catch Laura Kenny’s efforts to smash Olympic records and add three more gold medals to her collection. Kenny train...

Charlotte Dujardin becomes Britain’s most decorated female Olympian of all time

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Charlotte Dujardin has cemented her place in the history books as the most decorated British female Olympian of all time, winning a bronze in the individual dressage – the double champion’s sixth Olympic medal. Dujard...

History rewritten as wrestler Louis Bruce revealed as Britain’s first black Olympian

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A feat of detective work – plus the chance discovery of dozens of well-preserved documents at a wrestling club in Wigan – has unlocked a remarkable secret that rewrites more than 100 years of British Olympic history, ...

Anita Neil: Britain’s first Black female Olympian – who was forced to quit in her prime

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Anita Neil was just a toddler when she discovered two things: who her father was, and that she could run fast. Really fast. “I was introduced to my father when I was three,” Neil tells me over Zoom from her home in We...

Allyson Felix zooms past Carl Lewis as most decorated US track Olympian

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Allyson Felix won her 11th career Olympic medal on Saturday, combining with her American teammates to finish the 4x400m relay in 3 minuti, 16.85 seconds for a runaway victory. The team of Felix, Sydney McLaughlin, Da...

Youth Olympian Alegna Osorio dies after being struck by hammer during training

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Youth Olympics hammer thrower Alegna Osorio has died from head injuries sustained in a training accident, the Cuban national sports institute said on Thursday. The 19-year-old Osorio was struck by a hammer at a track ...

Skateboarder Sky Brown to become youngest British summer Olympian

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Skateboarding is not just for boys: that message rang out loud and clear on Thursday as Team GB announced its first Olympic skateboarding team, headed up by two young women who will barely be in their teens when the T...