How support for parents in sport has changed across a generation

Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, Chris Wright, discusses how support for sports parents has dramatically changed for the better since the last decade. At the age of 14, I was a talented squash and football player. I was an England international under the then England Squash coach Jonah Barrington and was representing …

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The refugee on Giro d’Italia start line

A couple of months on from having their only Muslim rider quit the team, Israel Cycling Academy have signed a replacement: Awet Gebremedhin, a 25-year-old Eritrean cyclist with an extraordinary backstory. Gebremedhin has had to deal with more setbacks than most young riders aiming to become professional riders, running away after a stint of racing …

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Romanian football ‘slaves’

Florin Anitoiu was desperate. He has traveled 10 hours on an overnight train to give the interview for BBC in Bucharest. He wanted to tell the world how the game he grew up loving is keeping him prisoner. He is a young full-back for Metalul Resita in Romania’s second division. He has not been paid …

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To the Olympics with donors names on a jersey

Over the last 20 years, the Indian contingent at the Winter Olympics had one constant name on the list: Shiva Keshavan. Keshavan competes in a sport few in India would know much about – luge. Given the lack of recognition winter sports get in India, it may remain an unfamiliar sport in the years to …

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CR7 opens up about his childhood

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the moment he truly began to follow his dream of becoming the world’s best footballer – when his mum came to watch him play! The Real Madrid forward has opened up about his childhood, which saw him fall in love with football on the Portuguese island of Madeira, before joining the …

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Financial illnesses of retired players

When Vin Baker was a 20-year-old center on the University of Hartford basketball team, Sports Illustrated called him America’s Best Kept Secret. Recently, it was widely reported that the former pro basketball star, who earned $100 million during 13 NBA seasons, is broke and was not long ago in training for a position at a …

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If the young Zlatan had SportyCo support

If SportyCo existed already in the 1990s, would it be easier to beat through a difficult childhood for one of the greatest football talents of the last decades Zlatan Ibrahimović? We are convinced that his thorny path to a professional footballer would be easier with us. At least – the city of Malmö would have …

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