Frank Leboeuf was on stage telling jokes in a farce about his mother-in-law and gay maid when the bombs went off in the Stade de France. In another theatre, not far away, 90 people were murdered. The former Chelsea defender took his curtain call and told the audience to have a good weekend. “I went into my dressing room and I had 20 text messages,” Leboeuf recalls of the day that terrorists targeted Paris in November, 2015. “They said, ‘Frank, get out, people are being killed’.
After the worst rugby days, usually following a defeat by England, Martyn Williams would not leave his house for 48 hours. The supermarket was no place to be with anger in the aisle. “Wales is the best place to be in the world when you win and the worst when you lose,” he said. Ten years ago he came out of retirement and helped a scarred side to a famous win at Twickenham. A grand slam would follow but not before the most remarkable debrief of his career.
‘It would go insane,” says Dave Ryding as he contemplates what an Olympic medal would do for his sport. When it comes to ice Great Britain has a tradition of champion curlers and high-tech tea-trays, but snow is a different story and there has been low expectations for high-altitude stuff. Whisper it then, but a late bloomer from Lancashire has already shaken up the Swiss and Austrians. Now it is our turn.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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