“We had never even raced a four-man bobsled before the Olympics”: Devon Harris on Cool Runnings and the incredible story of the Jamaican bobsleigh team

“I think people still recall our story because people can see themselves in us,” Devon Harris says pensively, smiling as he recalls his role in one of sport’s most extraordinary feats. Harris worked as an officer in the Jamaica Defence Force until he thrust himself into a life-changing gamble in late

“I have to actually pinch myself”: Barry Hearn on changing lives, the BDO and the role of golf in darts’ meteoric rise

If boxing was Barry Hearn’s first love, and snooker was where he first made his name as a pioneering innovator, it is darts where his influence has been most evident in recent years . Since taking charge of the Professional Darts Corporation in 2001, a derided pub game has become a marketable

“I don’t practice at all”: Gary Anderson on family, Taylor, Van Gerwen and a 3-year-old child prodigy

At 46 years-old and a two-time world champion, Gary Anderson is content with life as his year reaches its pinnacle, with the PDC World Championship descending on London’s Alexandra Palace next week – two months after the birth of his daughter. The Flying Scotsman, as he is known, has appeared in

“I wasn’t being judged on how well I could play”: Jaiyah Saelua on being the first transgender international footballer

Archie Thompson is a name synonymous with the most obscure of sporting trivia. On 11 April 2001, the centre-forward scored thirteen times as Australia set a seemingly unbreakable world record, beating American Samoa 31-0 in an infamous FIFA World Cup qualifier. It is a record that those who inhabit the tiny

“I want to appreciate every last drop of sweat”: Nick Matthew on retirement, Olympic dreams and conquering the world

“I think it’s just a few things here and there. Certainly, you slow up a little bit and your top speed isn’t as high as it was,” Nick Matthew admits as he explains the reasoning behind his upcoming spring retirement. The only Englishman to win the World Championship, Matthew has been

Micky Adams: “When you’re losing games of football, the pressure is enormous”

Football management is a stressful business. Never have the stakes been higher than they are now. With the game’s burgeoning finances causing a seemingly endless swelling of expectation from fans and owners alike, the life of a manager has become one of survival and self-preservation. After 800 games in the spotlight

“Being in Division One is massive” – Joe Clarke on Worcestershire promotion and an Ashes winter with the Lions

There is always a sense of interest surrounding an England Lions squad announcement. Who’s the next kid on the block? Who’s been left out of the main squad? Is there space for the old-stager having the season of his life? So, when the lucky seventeen had their names announced on 2nd

Lizzie Simmonds: “It’s seen as a weakness to talk about mental health”

“Actually, what is the emphasis on here? Should we be developing well-rounded, successful, athletes who give it all for their country and then are functional and happy in later life, or are we purely looking at numbers on a medal table?” As Lizzie Simmonds questions the predicament facing British sport, with

“Takam will be a tougher test than Pulev” – a first-hand view

Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev, Carlos Takam; Michael Sprott has fought them all. Nick Friend spoke to Sprott ahead of Joshua's showdown with Takam to find out what kind of threat the late replacement poses, as well as what it's like to step into the ring with 'AJ'. When Anthony Joshua and