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Athletics

Race-walker Bosworth all set to fulfil Olympic dream in Rio

Heartache in 2012 spurred race-walker Tom Bosworth on, and now he can to fulfil his dream at Rio 2016. Lee Sobot reports.

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George Mills.

Mills sets Olympics goal after Euro glory

Teenage Harrogate athlete George Mills has won gold at the European Youth Athletics Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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George Mills raises a British flag after winning in Georgia

Proud dad Danny Mills backs European champion son George to enjoy further track success

Talented 800m runner George Mills won gold at the European Youth Athletics Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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The hole in the ozone layer is showing signs of healing. Picture: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The planet responds: Hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is healing says Leeds scientists

YORKSHIRE scientists have been part of team that observed the first signs of healing in the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer.

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FA chairman Greg Dyke

Now sports stars will need work permits to play here

THE vote to leave the EU could have damaging consequences for football’s Premier League and other leading sports in Britain.

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Toni Minichiello and Jessica Ennis-Hill

Ennis-Hill ruled out of Gotzis due to injury

Jessica Ennis-Hill has suffered a setback in her build-up to the Rio Olympics after being forced to withdraw from next month’s prestigious Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, Austria.

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PIC: James Hardisty

Yorkshire oarsome foursome swap high seas for dry land challenge

They sailed their way into the record books.

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Rebecca Gallantree picks up her  Sportswoman of the Year from Jonathan Gillespie at last year's Leeds Sports Awards.

Finalists are unveiled for Leeds Sports Awards

England’s Yorkshire Ashes hero Joe Root will look to bowl over diving star Jack Laugher and gymnastics ace Nile Wilson to be named Sportsman Of The Year at the 2016 Leeds Sports Awards.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill and her coach Toni Minichiello

Athletics: Exclusive interview with Jessica Ennis-Hill

‘Golden girl’ Jessica Ennis-Hill talks candidly about her success, family life and the Rio Olympics.

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Hannah Cockroft

Magnificent seven for Cockroft

Yorkshire’s Hannah Cockroft has won her second gold medal of the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, the seventh world title of a glittering career.

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Leeds gymnast Wilson has key role in Great Britain’s brilliant silver

GLASGOW is becoming a happy hunting ground for Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson, and the 19-year-old insists he wants to keep on winning medals after a sensational performance from Great Britain saw them claim an unprecedented World Championship team silver on Wednesday.

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Hannah Cockroft

Cockroft strikes third 100m World gold in record time

Halifax-born wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft MBE has won gold in the T34 100 metres final at the International Paralympic Committee World Championships in Doha in record-breaking time.

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Hannah Cockroft.

Cockroft targets medal treble at World Championships

WHEELCHAIR speedster Hannah Cockroft flew to Doha this week looking for glory at her third consecutive World Championships.

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Competitors in the Great Yorkshire Run held in Sheffield

Enter Great Yorkshire Run here now

It’s that time of year again when runners pull on their trainers and take to the streets of Sheffield for the Great Yorkshire Run.

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Tony Bowman

Athletics: Inspirational septuagenarian strikes sprint gold double at British Masters

inspirational SEVENTY-NINE-YEAR-old athlete Tony Bowman struck gold twice in the British Masters Championship in Birmingham on Saturday, writes CAMERON MATTHEWS.

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Usain Bolt

Bolt’s fury at the drug cheats who ruin sport

Usain Bolt has revealed his anger at drug cheats who drag the reputation of his sport through the mud – and warned Justin Gatlin that he is in no mood to let a two-time drug cheat take his world 100 metres title.

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Jonny Brownlee with physio Alison Rose before the stress fracture injury (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Jonny Brownlee suffers season-threatening injury

Jonny Brownlee’s hopes of regaining the world title have been hindered by an injury sustained in training.

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Yorkshire's Jack Laugher

Laugher strikes gold as Blagg wins bronze alongside Daley

World Cup bronze medallist Jack Laugher has struck gold in the 3m springboard event at the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Windsor, Canada, on Saturday.

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Laura Weightman.

Laura Weightman: Leeds has become home from home

After moving to live and train in Leeds, Laura Weightman has established herself as a successful international athlete. Lee Sobot reports.

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Jonny Brownlee.

Triathlon success for Leeds athlete Jonny Brownlee

Jonny Brownlee sprinted to victory as he claimed gold in the second round of the World Triathlon Series in Auckland on Sunday.

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