#5. Rejection Smith turned down the chance to join the Team GB training squad ahead of the Olympic Games due to be held in Japan this summer. #6. Nickname Known to many of his teammates as Smudge, which is the traditional military nickname for anyone with the surname Smith.
Katie Archibald is celebrating adding another omnium world title to her recently-clinched European crown with a dominant performance in Roubaix. Great Britain’s two-time Olympic champion added a fourth world gold to her extensive medal haul on Friday, her second in the omnium after glory in Hong Kong four years ago.
Marvin Sordell says he has no regrets about walking away from his dream profession but warned that online abuse could lead to a player taking their own life A former Premier League footballer who quit aged 28 after being bombarded with sickening racist abuse has warned giving bigots a "free hit" could lead to a player taking their own life.
Ayrshire Olympian Robbie Fergusson charity patron for Whiteleys Retreat SPORTS star Robbie Fergusson has been named as the new patron of Ayrshire’s Whiteleys Retreat. Robbie, 28, from Ayr, is a Team GB Athlete and Tokyo 2020 Olympian and for the past seven years, he has played professional rugby for Glasgow Warriors.
A brand new Aldi store in Portlethen opened its doors to customers last Thursday, with Team GB Olympic rowing hero Karen Bennett cutting the all-important red ribbon. The Portlethen Retail Park store is the new Aldi to open in and around Portlethen and will be run by Store Manager Drew Robertson, along with a team of 35 colleagues from the local community.
Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan will be part of Bruce Mouat's rink in Bejing, with Ross Whyte named as alternate Three Dumfries and Galloway curlers will make their Winter Olympics debut next year. Kirkgunzeon’s Grant Hardie and Stranraer pair Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan will join skip Bruce Mouat in Beijing.
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Katya, the Strictly dancer paired up with the Team GB swimmer, has branded him "amazing". BBC Strictly Come Dancing pro Katya Jones has gushed over Adam Peaty. Katya, the Strictly dancer paired up with the Team GB swimmer, has branded him "amazing".
The 29-year-old Team GB athlete tells Sky News how she is pushing back against women's sports simply expecting athletes to wear skimpy kit. Before this summer, Holly Bradshaw assumed that winning an Olympic medal would be the pinnacle of her career. She was the first ever Team GB athlete to step up onto the podium in the pole vault but has since decided she has a much higher bar to reach - pushing back against women's sports simply expecting athletes to wear skimpy kit.
Team GB’s curlers’ obsessive approach has driven the team to second in the world and, they hope, towards the Olympic podium Tuesday 19 October 2021 17:18 Curling number cruncher Bruce Mouat feels a data-led approach could give Team GB a golden edge on their Olympic rivals in Beijing.
Adam Peaty admits he was 'lost in the moment' with Katya Jones amid BBC Strictly Come Dancing 'kiss'
Adam was addressing a furore over his steamy clinch with pro partner Katya on the BBC One show. BBC Strictly Come Dancing contestant Adam Peaty has admitted to getting "lost in the moment" on Saturday night. The Team GB athlete who won gold once again at this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo, in Japan, has spoken out.
The comments from the Team GB swimmer, who is a gold medal athlete, came weeks ago - ahead of the kiss drama with Katya Jones. Adam Peaty has hinted he is aware of the dangers of the BBC Strictly Come Dancing 'curse'. The comments from the Team GB swimmer, who is a gold medal athlete, came weeks ago - ahead of the kiss drama with Katya Jones.
Hayling Island’s powerlifting priest is pumping weights for world championship in hopes of raising funds for local causes
A POWERLIFTING priest from Hayling Island is preparing to pump weights in a bid to raise money for charity. The Rev Deborah Curram, associate minister for Hayling Island, has her eye on the powerlifting world championships in the hopes of raising funds for the three Church of England churches in Hayling Island and for charities supported by NHS Charities Together.
Former Team GB gymnast, 23, who sexually assaulted drunk woman after bragging 'I'm going to f*** her' to his friends walks free from court because judge said he was only 21 at the time
Ex-Team GB gymnast Alexander Hicken, 23, has been convicted of sexual assault Jury told he abused drunk woman after bragging 'I'm going to f*** her' to friends Ordeal lasted eight hours and Hicken ignored the victim's plea to leave her alone Hicken was handed suspended prison sentence as judge said he was only 21
Cast off any ideas you may have about knitting and crochet being old-fashioned. Thanks to some rather starry A-list endorsement, they’re about the coolest crafts around. Firstly, singer Harry Styles (in the vernacular) ‘broke the internet’ when he wore a distinctly homespun looking patchwork cardigan by the designer JW Anderson for an appearance on The Today Show.
World champion Bruce Mouat hunting two golds ‘That we’re able to have this information is important’ Britain’s curlers are embracing Moneyball in a bid to get an edge over their rivals at the Winter Olympics. On Thursday, Team GB named their first six athletes for Beijing 2022, with the world champion Bruce Mouat going for double gold in the mixed doubles and men’s event.
Bruce Mouat, Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie, Hammy McMillan, Ross Whyte and Jen Dodds will all represent Team GB; the games start on February 4, 2022 and Beijing will become the first city to stage both the Summer and Winter Games The British Olympic Association has announced the six curlers who will compete in the men's and mixed doubles disciplines at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Beijing 2022 - Curlers Bruce Mouat and Jen Dodds among first Team GB athletes selected for Winter Olympics
Team GB have named their first athletes for the Winter Olympics at Beijing 2022 - with curlers Bruce Mouat and Jen Dodds leading the challenge. Mouat will skip the in-form men’s team and also compete in the mixed event with Dodds, having won the World Championship with her earlier this year.
Jodie Bloom was named as one of Team GB’s players of the tournament in the Women’s Olympic Qualifiers. Great Britain missed out on a place in final qualifying games for the Winter Olympics despite an heroic performance in a 1-0 victory over Korea in Nottingham.