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Shane Sutton saga: Winning culture in sport is laudable - but not at any cost

theguardian.com — Despite a spell of unprecedented success, should we compromise on no-compromise? That question has been preoccupying those at the sharp end of the sporting system this week as the wheels threatened to come off at British Cycling with less than 100 days to go until the Rio Olympics.

Shane Sutton saga casts shadow over Team GB kit launch for Rio 2016

theguardian.com — It was the answer to the one question no one in British sport was asking on Wednesday morning. Just how would the technological advances made by kit manufacturers Adidas and designer Stella McCartney help Tom Daley do better than the bronze medal he secured in London?

100 days to the Rio Olympics: why the feelgood message feels like a tough sell

theguardian.com — The great and the good of the Olympic "family" gathered in Greece last week amid much mutual backslapping for the vaguely absurd flame‑lighting ceremony that links the ancient Games to its modern incarnation. That very afternoon, tragedy hit when a much heralded new cycleway built for the Games in Rio de Janeiro crumbled into the sea, killing two people and leaving three more missing.

What the Sun said 15 years ago

theguardian.com — It was more than 15 years ago and still some shops boycott the Sun - such was the calamitous effect of the Sun's front page claims that Liverpool fans urinated on police, pick-pocketed dead victims and prevented brave PCs giving the kiss of life to some of the victims at Hillsborough.

Fifa promises panel to ensure decent conditions for 2022 World Cup workers

theguardian.com — Amid intense criticism, the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, has promised to set up a panel to ensure "decent working conditions" for labourers building the stadiums that will host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Following reports by human rights groups and a series of Guardian investigations into the plight of migrant workers in the Gulf state, criticism over inaction by the authorities has grown.

Olympic stadium completed on time

theguardian.com — The designers of the Olympic Stadium in east London have hailed its completion as "the beginning of the end" for the construction phase of the 2012 Games.

Parents of man killed in Baku crash call on F1 to improve road safety in city

theguardian.com — The parents of a British-Australian man killed in a road accident in the run up to last year's controversial European Games in Baku have called Bernie Ecclestone and the sport's governing body to do more to improve road safety in the city before its first grand prix in June

BBC1 chief forced to resign over 'Crowngate'

theguardian.com — BBC1 controller Peter Fincham was yesterday forced to resign following the publication of a damning report into the broadcast of misleading footage of the Queen at a press launch, plunging the corporation into crisis once more.

2017 World Athletics Championships will be ‘cleanest ever’ say organisers

theguardian.com — The organisers of next year's World Athletics Championships have declared London 2017 will be the "cleanest games ever", insisting it will be a success despite the travails facing the sport and the event. Unveiling the ticket pricing strategy and schedule for the event next August, the UK Athletics chief executive, Niels de Vos, denied that the championships would struggle to attract sponsors.

Sunderland drag Norwich deeper into Premier League mire - Football Weekly

theguardian.com — It's standing room only in today's pod with joined by Barry Glendenning , Owen Gibson , Iain Macintosh and Gregg Bakowski for a stellar edition of Football Weekly. We begin with Leicester's dramatic 2-2 draw with West Ham. How will Leicester cope without Jamie Vardy, sent off for falling over in a most un-Fox-like manner?
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May 01, 2016

RT @AdrianTempany: My book is out 2 June, updated to cover the inquests, and a monumental battle by survivors to clear the fans' names httptwitter.com/Michael_Apter/…://t.co/50F40PFxvS

May 01, 2016

No matter what else you've seen on Hillsborough, do read this moving, horrifying account by survivor @AdrianTempany theguardian.com/football/2016/…

May 01, 2016

RT @AdrianTempany: "Hillsborough is not about Liverpool, it is about all of us": great work by @frankcottrell_b in today's Observer – a must-read

Apr 30, 2016

Shane Sutton saga: Winning culture in sport is laudable – but not at any cost bit.ly/21mp7eS

Apr 29, 2016

Middlesbrough should be 3-2 up at Birmingham. Dreadful offside decision that could yet be crucial in the final reckoning.Middlesbrough should be 3-2 up at Birmingham. Dreadful offside decision that could yet be crucial in the final reckoning.


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