Olympics 2016

Kadeena Cox goes back home for youth centre visit

A double Paralympic champion will go back to her roots as part of a youth project which aims to transform lives through sport.


Video: Oar-inspiring return for Leeds school’s Olympic hero

Olympic champion Paul Bennett paid a visit to his old school in Leeds where he advised students to “always try new things because you never know what you may end up achieving”.

Alistair and Jonny Brownleee (right) are interviewed by BBC presenter Helen Skelton on stage during the Olympic and Paralympic athletes celebration parade in Manchester. PIC: PA

Yorkshire’s Rio stars shine at glittering parade

Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated at the northern parade hailing the success of the nation’s athletes in Rio.

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Stadium honour for Calderdale’s heroes of the Paralympic Games

THEY pushed their bodies to the limit in Rio to represent Great Britain in the Paralympic Games on the world’s biggest sporting stage.

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with Alistair and Jonny Brownlee

Rio, Mexico, Harewood – Brownlee brothers spread spirit of triathlon

The image of Leeds brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee embracing across the triathlon finish line on the Copacabana promenade was one of the most touching moments of the Rio Olympic Games.

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Video: Thousands line streets of Leeds for ‘Rio Heroes’ homecoming parade

Thousands of people lined the streets of Leeds to watch Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes celebrate their success in Rio at a homecoming parade.

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Rio Heroes: Celebrating our Rio heroes at Leeds parade

It was a homecoming parade fit to celebrate the stunning achievements of Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.


Rio Heroes: Replay Leeds homecoming parade blog

REPLay out our live feed for the Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds. Is your social media message featured?

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YEP Says: Your chance to recognise our sporting heroes

if you were among the millions who got caught up in the Olympic and Paralympic joy in the summer, then you will no doubt be part of the homecoming parade in Leeds today when the city gives thanks to the region’s heroes and heroines.

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The route of the hotly-anticipated Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds celebrating the achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes has been unveiled.

Leeds city centre parade route for our Rio Heroes

Here it is – the route our Rio Heroes will take during a spectacular homecoming parade in Leeds city centre.

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File photo dated 14-09-2016 of Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft poses with her gold medal from the Women's 400 metres T34 Final. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday September 18, 2016. Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft won her second title of Rio 2016 and fourth in all with victory in the T34 400m, a new event on the programme. The win came despite a mishap with her racing chair, when the bus driver tripped over it in transit and bent the front forks the wrong way. See PA story OLYMPICS British Highlights. Photo credit should read Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Leeds’s Paralympic champions tell of pride at bringing home medals

Triple paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft has spoken of her pride at bringing home the gold ahead of a homecoming parade celebration the region’s athletes in Leeds.

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Four more athletes signed up for Leeds ‘Rio heroes’ homecoming parade

FOUR more athletes are the latest ‘Rio heroes’ who will attend a homecoming parade in Leeds next Wednesday, it has been announced.

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Kadeena Cox is greeted by family as Great Britain's Paralympic team returns from the Rio Paralympics to Heathrow Airport. PIC: SWNS

YEP Says: Leeds’s own Kadeena Cox - the new poster girl for Team GB

WHEN she left Leeds for the Rio Paralympics, Kadeena Cox was a largely unheralded competitor who harboured dreams of winning gold medals in two separate sports. Now she is the new poster girl of Team GB after exceeding her own expectations – and winning the hearts of the nation – thanks to her prowess, personality and fearless will to win.

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Kadeena Cox is greeted by family as Great Britain's Paralympic team returns from the Rio Paralympics to Heathrow Airport, London. 20 September 2016.

City’s athletes given heroes’ welcome home

Their incredible efforts helped the nation achieve its most successful Paralympic Games in nearly three decades.

Kadeena Cox is greeted by family as she arrives back at Heathrow Airport

A homecoming like no other for Yorkshire’s golden girl Kadeena Cox

WHEN she left Leeds for the Rio Paralympics, Kadeena Cox was a largely unheralded competitor who harboured dreams of winning gold medals in two separate sports.

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Paralympians – you did Leeds, your home city proud

They pushed their bodies to the limit to make our country – and city – proud on sport’s biggest stage.


YEP Says: Paralympians do themselves so proud at the Rio extravaganza

BRITAIN’S Paralympians have done their country and themselves proud thanks to series of brilliant, world-beating performances in Rio, and they should be welcomed home with all the acclaim elite sports people deserve.

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Leedss own Kadeena Cox represented the nations champions at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio last night

Five things you need to know in Leeds today

If you didn’t read the paper this morning - we’ve got you covered. Here are today’s top stories


Kadeena Cox flies the flag for Yorkshire and GB’s Paralympic heroes

Kadeena Cox led Great Britain’s glorious Paralympic team into the Rio 2016 closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium last night - and on to inspire the next generation.

Great Britain's closing ceremony flag bearer Kadeena Cox poses for a photo at British House during the eleventh day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio

Leeds golden girl Kadeena Cox to fly GB flag at Paralympics closing ceremony

Leeds’s own Paralympic golden girl Kadeena Cox has been chosen represent the nation’s champions at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Games in Rio.

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