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Olympics 2016

Ironman Alistair Brownlee setting new goals with Games on back-burner

A SECOND Olympic gold, victory in the Leeds leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series and runner-up as BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.

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Kadeena Cox, who won two golds in the Rio Paralympics

Gongs for Leeds’s Rio heroes in New Year’s Honours list

Five of Leeds’s Rio 2016 heroes have been handed MBEs in the New Year’s Honours list today, while double Olympic Champion Nicola Adams crowned a triumphant year with an OBE for services to boxing.

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Nicola Adams.

Leeds Olympic star Nicola Adams takes on flagship radio show

Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams said she hopes her success and popularity has helped to advance equality for women in the sport.

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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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Alistair Brownlee with his triathlon gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

Glory in Rio and compassion in Cozumel puts Brownlee in frame for Sports Personality honour

LEEDS triathlete Alistair Brownlee knows the odds are stacked against him ahead of tomorrow’s BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Award.

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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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Dalton Smith getting ready to fight.

Steel City teen Dalton Smith claims British title

Sheffield teenager Dalton Smith is ready to launch himself towards the Tokyo Olympics after claiming his first GB title with a unanimous victory over Martin McDonagh in his home city.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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Sir Steve Redgrave

Meet decorated Olympians at Leeds White Rose Centre

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

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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.

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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”.

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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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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

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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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.

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