“Once we’re out there, it’s every man for himself”: Nathan Fox on going up against his coach at the Commonwealth Games and the depth of British triple jumping

Six years ago, Nathan Fox perched on the edge of his bed in a Swedish hotel room, his eyes fixated on a television screen as Super Saturday unfolded. Greg Rutherford – a former training partner of Fox – stormed to a surprise gold medal on the night that illuminated the

Sarah Taylor: cricket, anxiety and a dog

On first impressions when England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor met me on a busy southwest London road, she emanated a bubbly confidence. So, it surprised me when she told me later during the interview she had been feeling anxious about our meeting. Her friendly nature was infectious. She insisted on carrying a rather

“I moved away when I was 16 to try and get the training I needed to improve”: Team Wales’ Charlotte Carey on table tennis in Wales, Gold Coast 2018 and her long commute to work

Being the best in your country at a particular sport can sometimes come with overwhelming pressures.  And attending your third straight Commonwealth Games could bring extra pressure as well.  But for Charlotte Carey, Team Wales’ Women's Table Tennis No. 1, the pressure is what it’s all about. “Of course there's pressure of being

“I was disgusted”: Jade Lally on 2012 Olympic rejection, the plight of British discus and fighting fit for the Commonwealth Games

For some athletes, the Commonwealth Games appear to represent little more than an opportunity to stretch one’s legs at the midway point between Olympic Games. For others, the world’s second largest multi-sport event is exactly that – a major meet from which to take home a major medal. Team England’s Jade

“Most rowers have no desire to deal with the ‘elite’ aspects of the sport”: Cambridge rower James Letten debunks its myth of elitism

The Boat Race is an annual rowing contest between the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Clubs. Ahead of the event Saturday, we spoke with James Letten about the misconceptions around the sport, its funding, and more. James Letten is the tallest rower to ever compete in the storied University Boat Race, and

Sporting Crossovers: Five athletes who should follow in Usain Bolt’s footsteps

Despite retiring last year, Usain Bolt still remains the world’s most recognisable athlete. The Jamaican has long voiced his dream of turning out for his beloved Manchester United, but before today such talk was nothing more than fantasy - or so we thought. Bolt’s surprise appearance at Borussia Dortmund’s training

“The British Basketball League is very underrated”: London Lions owner and head coach Vince Macaulay on the state of British basketball and how the game can grow in the UK

Vince Macaulay was introduced to basketball as a teenager in Liverpool. He never planned for the sport to impact his life; all he ever aspired to do was work with film. Instead, Macaulay is now once again coaching the team he owns, the London Lions. Macaulay founded the Lions in 1997

Tom Evans, the British Army soldier representing Britain at the World Trail Championships

The sterile smell of disinfectants was in the air and the massive, black treadmill stood out from the clean, white walls. Welsh Guards Captain Tom Evans was running on it – his face distorted with pain under a blue mask through which oxygen supply was being changed – mimicking the

“I used to think it was a bit of a cop-out sport”: Gemma Bridge on her rapid race walking rise and balancing Commonwealth ambitions with a doctorate

Race walking is an interesting sport. Much-maligned and often cast aside as a pariah in amongst the hulking razzmatazz of track and field sport, the discipline was culled from the schedule altogether at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. An official reason for race walking’s absence from the Glaswegian streets was