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Leeds Paralympic champion loses sports funding during stint on reality show

Leeds’s Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox has had her elite UK Sports funding suspended while she takes part in a reality TV show.

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Hannah Cockroft.

Big Interview: Leeds is home from home for Cockroft

THERE’S A rather cosmopolitan feel to wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft’s life.

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WHO WILL PREVAIL?

SPOTY 2016: How will Yorkshire's five contenders fare?

The annual debate over which sporting personality has the greatest achievement over the last 12 months is upon us and the winner of the BBC vote will be announced on Sunday evening.

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WINNER: Alistair Brownlee wins  the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds  in Millenium Square.  Picture Tony Johnson

Shifting focus: Ironman challenge next on agenda for Leeds’ Alistair Brownlee

ALISTAIR BROWNLEE will put plans for a third Olympic triathlon gold medal on hold in order to pursue his lifelong dream of competing in the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii.

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AIMING HIGH: Alexandra Bell, 800m & XC Athlete, from Leed. Picture: James Hardisty.

Weekend Interview: Time for Leeds’s Alex Bell to step up the pace

Shop worker by day, policewoman at night, Alexandra Bell is making an unusual circuit in her bid to light up the world of athletics.

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Will Nicola Adams get your vote at the Leeds Sports Awards 2017? (Picture: PA)

Leeds Sports Awards 2017: City’s sporting stars ready to shine at the First Direct Arena

SIX OLYMPIANS will do battle with Yorkshire and England cricketing star Jonnny Bairstow to be named Sportsman of the Year as the 2017 Leeds Sports Awards come to the city’s First Direct Arena for the first time.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill has brought the curtain down on a brilliant career

Video and gallery: Yorkshire’s Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics

She was the Sheffield-born poster girl for the triumphant 2012 Olympics whose mixture of talent and Yorkshire grit earned her a place among the nation’s sporting greats.

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Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft wins the Gold Medal in the Women's 800m - T34 Final.

Rio Paralympics: Halifax’s Hannah Cockroft leads golden streak to beat London 2012 tally

Great Britain’s Paralympians have won more medals at Rio 2016 than they managed four years ago in London - with two days of the Games still remaining.

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Kadeena Cox celebrates with her gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial final in Rio. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Paralympics: FIVE things you should know about Leeds’s golden girl Kadeena Cox

Kadeena Cox on Saturday won gold in the C4/C5 500 metres time-trial to become the first Briton since Isabel Barr (later Newstead) in 1988 to win Paralympic medals in two sports at the same Games.

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Leeds's Kadeena Cox celebrates with her gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial final at the Olympic Veleodrome in Rio. PIC: PA

Paralympics: Yorkshire’s Kadeena Cox & Hannah Cockroft strike gold in Rio

LEEDS’S Kadeena Cox won a sensational gold in the women’s C4/C5 500 metres time-trial on Saturday to become the first Briton in 28 years to win medals in two sports at the same Paralympics.

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Jack Laugher during the men's 3m springboard final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

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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