Olympics 2016

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.

Nile Wilson.

Gymnastics: Wilson tipped to lead the charge for next four years

NILE Wilson’s historic high bar bronze may have been overshadowed by team-mate Max Whitlock in Rio this summer but the Leeds gymnast can lead the charge over the next four years according to British Gymnastics men’s technical director Eddie van Hoof.

MEDALLISTS: Olympic heroes Chris Mears and Jack Laugher join the group in Pudsey.

West Leeds: Divers take the plunge with Rio heroes

Olympic heroes Chris Mears and Jack Laugher made a splash at Pudsey Leisure Centre over the weekend.

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.

Chapeltown's Kadeena Cox celebrates with gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial final at the Rio Paralympics.

Leeds’s own Kadeena Cox eyeing more glory at Paralympics and Winter Olympics

CHAPELTOWN-raised Kadeena Cox is already the first British Paralympian to win golds in multiple sports for 32 years.

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Meet decorated Olympians at Leeds White Rose Centre

Two of Great Britain’s most celebrated Olympians will be meeting fans in Leeds this week.

Kadeena Cox goes back home for youth centre visit

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.

Brownlee Tri at Harewood House 
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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Kadeena Cox.

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.

Kadeena Cox.

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.

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