“My goal was to improve rhythmic gymnastics in the country” — Stephani Sherlock on her career, doping and rhythmic gymnastics in the UK and Russia

Gymnastics was never the plan for Stephani Sherlock. Growing up in Moscow, her Russian mother was intent for her daughter to prioritise education, with the aim of moving to the UK — which she did at 13, before embarking on an undergraduate degree at St Mary’s University, Twickenham earlier this

“If Leicester can win the Premiership, Great Britain can finish top-two here”: Team GB look to seize huge opportunity in Budapest

Great Britain's national team are confident heading into the IIHF 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship Division 1A tournament this week in Budapest. It wasn't 10 minutes into my conversation with head coach Pete Russell before he likened Team GB's chances of finishing top-two in the tournament with Leicester City's formidable and unlikely

Top 7 Olympic ice hockey moments

It's time for hockey fans all around the world to marvel at their favorite international tournament: after a long four years, it's finally here. However, this year in Pyeongchang we will see a different version of the premier international ice hockey competition. For the first time since the 1994 Lillehammer

World Cup draw: Portugal in a Group full of symbolic meaning

The 2018 World Cup draw last Friday put Portugal in a group rich in historic and sporting symbolism. Looking at the first game, nuestros hermanos face each other in a match that promises to decide first and second place in Group B. In theory Spain are favourite, but can Portugal recreate Aljubarrota’s

Things to know about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Debutants

  Following 208 countries playing a record 871 matches during a qualifying campaign, a final 32 teams have earned their spot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Familiar names like Brazil and Germany will, unsurprisingly, headline the sides participating and be among the favourites to lift the trophy on

Was Italy’s World Cup exit a surprise?

Monday was a sad night for Italian football. Firstly, Italy said ‘arrivederci’ to the World Cup, failing to make the tournament for the first time since 1958. Furthermore, a number of legends - Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele De Rossi, Andrea Barzagli and Gianluigi Buffon - played their last match for the

World Cup Play-offs: eight national teams, eight key players

Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Croatia, Greece, Sweden, Italy, Denmark and Republic of Ireland are the eight european teams fighting for the last four placements that give access to the World Cup next year. The play-offs start this Thursday and as in every knockout stage played in two legs, teams are unlikely

Mexican chant heard around the world

Mexican fans are some of the most liked and recognizable in world football. With their happy attitude, a welcoming approach, and quirky costumes they are certain to be favorites among other fans and players. Recently, however, it hasn't been the same story with FIFA and their own squad.  With Mexico’s