Olympics

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Russia banned from Olympics and other major sport for four years

Russia banned from Olympics and other major sport for four years

Russia has been banned from all major sporting events for the next four years in sanctions imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Olympian under fire for transgender 'joke'

Olympian under fire for transgender 'joke'

James Ellington has been criticised for joking that he wanted to change gender and "break all the women's British sprint records".

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Former Olympian calls for trans division in sport

Former Olympian calls for trans division in sport

A former Olympic swimmer has spoken out about the need for a fairer playing field when competing against trans sportswomen.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Gary Connery - amazing stunts of the daredevil behind the Queen's skydive in London 2012

London 2012: The remarkable stuntman who parachuted to earth as the Queen five years ago

The remarkable stuntman who parachuted to earth as the Queen five years ago

The skydive was one of the biggest moments of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Twitter reacts to Ryan Lochte's 10 month ban from 'swimming'

BBC makes Ryan Lochte gaffe, internet punishment is swift

BBC makes Ryan Lochte gaffe, internet punishment is swift

The BBC tweeted that Ryan Lochte had been banned from swimming for 10 months, which was never likely to escape the eyes of Twitter.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Gold medalist rower Matt Gotrel on competing in the Olympics and career

Gold medalist rower Matt Gotrel on competing in the Olympics and career

Gold medalist rower Matt Gotrel on competing in the Olympics and career

The olympian joined Julia Hartley-Brewer in the studio

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'victoRIOus' aircraft brings Team GB athletes home

GB Olympic homecoming: All the details of the 'victORIOus' plane and what happened on board

GB Olympic homecoming: The inside story of the 'victORIOus' flight

The flight home for British athletes was included far more extravagance than usual. We take a look inside the cabin...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

'There is a propaganda element' to the Olympic Games, says journalist David Conn

Olympics 2016: Beware Team GB propaganda, says sports finance expert David Conn

Don't be seduced by Team GB 'propaganda' warns David Conn

Guardian journalist suggests the government is using sport to suggest everything is fine in the country, just like 'despicable regimes' of the past.

Daily Mail journalist Peter Hitchens savages the Olympics

Rio2016: Britain 'cares far too much about the Olympics'

Britain cares far too much about the Olympics, says Peter Hitchens

Mail On Sunday journalist Peter Hitchens blasted 'the fuss' Britain and other countries create around the competition

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Learn more about the four American swimmers in the Ryan Lochte robbery saga

Ryan Lochte robbery scandal: Who are the four American swimmers at the centre of media firestorm?

Ryan Lochte robbery scandal: Who are the four American swimmers?

Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger have sparked global controversy with their claims of an armed robbery. But what exactly do we know about them?

Calls for the Olympic victory parade to be held outside of London

Olympic victory parade 2016: 'There should be a discussion about which city should host the parade', says Baroness Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jowell says discussion needed over Olympic parade venue

Jowell says 'we should respect fact our winning athletes come from right across the UK' while former London mayor Ken Livingstone backs parade

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The head of the Olympic Council of Ireland has been arrested over illegal Olympic ticket sales

Irish Olympic Boss Patrick Hickey arrested over illegal Olympic ticket sales

Irish Olympic boss arrested in Rio ticket probe

Head of Ireland's Olympic Council arrested as part of investigation into illegal Olympic ticket sales

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Jon Holmes comes up with an inventive idea for Olympic medals

Jon Holmes comes up with an inventive idea for Olympic medals

Jon Holmes comes up with an inventive idea for Olympic medals

Jon asked producer Cass to book him guest, which she did...sort of

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A swimming pool of poison! - Jon Holmes finds out about poisoning in sport

Tennis, blue tits and a pool full of poison: Jon Holmes' history of sporting sabotage

Tennis, blue tits and a poisonous pool: Jon Holmes' history of sporting sabotage

What with the Rio Olympics' bright-green diving pool, and Wimbledon tennis poison-victim Gabriella Taylor, there are strange happenings afoot in the world of elite sport, as our afternoon show presenter discovers…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

To the names of Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin, we can now add Bob Mills, after the talkRADIO afternoon show presenter today got a crash course in Olympic swimming.

Everything you need to know about Olympic swimming: Bob Mills speaks to the expert

Everything you need to know about Olympic swimming, with talkRADIO's Bob Mills

Our afternoon show presenter gets the lowdown on what lies beneath the surface at an Olympic swimming meet…

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Olympics sponsors: 'The obsession with calories has camouflaged the good work companies have done', says marketing expert

Olympics sponsors: "Obsession with calories camouflages the good work companies have done", says marketing expert

Olympic sponsors: "Calorie obsession camouflages companies' good work"

Firms such as Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Kellogg's have come under fire for their sponsorship of the Olympic Games. Marketing expert Andy Sutherden tells talkRADIO that we should be careful what we wish for…

British firms are being encouraged by the TUC to offer flexible working or allow staff to watch big events from home once the Olympic Games gets underway.

"Let staff watch the Olympics at work", TUC advises employers

"Let staff watch the Olympics at work", TUC advises employers

Staff should not face the high jump if they want to take a break and enjoy the Olympic Games over the next fortnight. The Trades Union Congress are urging businesses to make provisions for employees to watch wrestling, take in the taekwondo or roar on the rowers…

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

'It's like Calgary all over again' - Eddie the Eagle on being in the spotlight

"It's like Calgary all over again" - Eddie the Eagle leaps back into the spotlight

"It's like Calgary all over again" - Eddie the Eagle leaps back in the spotlight

The former Team GB ski jumper, who won the hearts of the nation with his performances at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada, is back in the limelight thanks to a new movie about his life…

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

'The will and the passion of the people' will ensure the Olympic stadium is ready, says creative director

Rio will be ready and will put on an "enjoyable and passionate Games", an international event expert tells talkRADIO

Rio will be ready and will put on an "enjoyable and passionate Games"

International event management specialist Richard Dodgson says teething troubles are par for the course at major events, and the "will and passion of the people" will ensure the Olympics will go ahead as planned…