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Athletics

Rio 2016: Yorkshire maintains vital role in midst of golden era for Team GB

If Yorkshire was a country it would have finished 17th on the medals table at the Rio Olympics – above Canada, New Zealand and South Africa among other sports-mad nations.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100m final in Rio. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Rio 2016: Usain Bolt races into history to deny Justin Gatlin once again

Usain Bolt declared himself on course for sporting immortality after completing the first part of his Olympic ‘triple triple’ bid by defeating Justin Gatlin to win a third straight 100 metres gold in Rio.

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Ed Clancy celebrates crossing the line as the Great Britain team win gold in the Men's Team Pursuit First Final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Nick Westby: Welcome reminder of how much we will miss our ‘golden generation’

We will miss them when they are gone.

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Silver in Rio for Sheffield super mum Jessica Ennis Hill

360 PHOTO: Super mum Jessica Ennis-Hill is still our golden girl after silver in Rio

Super mum Jessica Ennis-Hill is still our golden girl despite silver in the heptathlon at the Rio Olympics, writes Graham Walker.
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Laura Weightman.

Leeds has been key to Weightman’s Rio 2016 bid

WHEN LAURA Weightman is interviewed after this morning’s 1500m heat at the Rio Olympics, her north-east roots will be obvious.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Ennis-Hill can strike gold in Rio, says Kelly Holmes

Olympic legend Dame Kelly Holmes is tipping Sheffield's own golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill to retain her heptathlon crown in Rio this weekend.

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Jessica Ennis

VOTE: Which Yorkshire athletes will medal at Rio 2016?

The Rio Olympics formally gets underway tonight as the hundreds of athletes parade around the Maracana for the opening ceremony.

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Kadeena Cox.

Leeds star Cox has chance to go for gold on two fronts at Paralympic Games

Kadeena Cox has been handed the chance to chase medals in both cycling and athletics at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Tom Bosworth.

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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