“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

“Wrestling allowed me to show people what I can do” – Anthony Robles on his incredible journey to becoming national champion

Very rarely do you meet someone with quite as inspirational a story as Anthony Robles -  2011 NCAA wrestling national champion. He became a national champion despite being neglected by all top tier colleges, he was undefeated in his last two years of high school despite only starting the sport at

“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

“If our boxer’s in too deep, we’ll pull him out.” – a ringside view of success in British junior boxing

Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder? Veteran amateur boxing coach Bob Pearson shakes his head to indicate his lack of interest: “I don’t know.” He is dedicated to overseeing the junior boxers at Earlsfield ABC in South West London, which is run by Sid Khan, the older brother of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan. Pearson prefers grassroots development over championship fights. “Have you ever been to a junior boxing show?” Pearson enquires. “No,” I confess. http://gty.im/627843674 He

What makes a sports fan?

It is a well-known fact most sports professionals at the top of their game started the sport from the word go, but was their love for the sport drilled into them by a parent or friend? Or did their obsession come from something raw and unmovable within? Do people grow up

“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

“If football wasn’t around, frisbee would’ve filled that void.”

Ultimate Frisbee, otherwise known as Ultimate, is fairly new to most people’s consciousness, but it is not to be taken lightly, argues St Mary’s University men’s team captain, Alex Dickinson. He explained how this lack of knowledge causes people to underrate Ultimate. Dickinson explained that people often asked him: "Ultimate Frisbee?