Paralympic SPOTY shortlist: What about para athletes?

By Maitane Alaña and Flavia Festa   BBC will announce its Sports Personality Of The Year (SPOTY) award on December 15. Its shortlist has six athletes – sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, cricket Ben Stokes, Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton, footballer Raheem Sterling and rugby player Alun Wyn Jones. The six athletes

Spanish judoka Ana Perez Box on Olympic ticket: “Hard work has its rewards”

Ana Perez Box has a ticket for her first Olympic Games taking place in Tokyo in 2020 but is still wary. “I see the date is near, but far away too.” she says. She can’t have a better coach than former professional judoka, Sugoi Uriarte who has gone to the Olympics himself

Retired Judoka Sugoi Uriarte States That Judo Is Not A Minority Sport

During an interview with the Sports Gazette, Sugoi Uriarte proudly announced that “judo is the reigning martial art.” This sport has made him European Champion, he was runner-up for the World Championship and was awarded an Olympic diploma in London 2012, and it has been part of his life since

What’s the current situation of women’s football in South America like?

Corinthians celebrate their trophy. Phot: Bruno Teixeira Rolo/Corinthians

The Women’s Copa Libertadores held its first match on Friday 11th of October, within the midst of Ecuador’s political instability. For security reasons, the 16 teams taking part were grouped together in the same hotel and training grounds were moved nearer to the stadiums hosting the championship.  After the initial match

Bodybuilder Gabriel Ayuso: “Beauty standards are not the same as they used to be”

A room full of very strong men, all covered in orange oil and wearing swimming trunks - whether or not bodybuilding is an actual sport is still a mystery. Although Gabriel Ayuso does say they are athletes, “because there’s a diet and exercise planning, and it focuses on performance.” Ayuso