Rio 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

'Beaming with pride' - Twitter reacts to Team GB's Victory Parade in London

'Beaming with pride' - Twitter reacts to Team GB's Victory Parade in London

'Beaming with pride' - Twitter reacts to Team GB's Victory Parade in London

Today Olympians and Paralympians took to the streets in Trafalgar Square to celebrate their success in the Rio Olympic Games, with huge crowds turning out to watch

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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Paralympics: 'It will be harder for disabled people to get into sport in the future', says Disability Rights UK

Paralympics: 'It will be harder for disabled people to get into sport in the future', says Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK warns it's becoming harder for disabled people in sport

The Paralympics begins tonight with the opening ceremony, but Disability Rights UK has concerns over cuts

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.

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

The US Olympic Committee apologises for behaviour of American swimmers

Ryan Lochte Robbery Saga: US Olympic Committee confirms swimmers vandalised gas station

US Olympic Committee apologises for behaviour of American swimmers

Swimmers called 'fakes' and 'liars' as they board plane home from Rio

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ryan Lochte: Mystery thickens as investigation into account of robbery continues

Ryan Lochte: Mystery thickens as investigation into alleged robbery takes fresh twist

Ryan Lochte Mystery thickens as investigation into robbery continues

New CCTV footage further complicates the investigation surrounding Lochte's allegation that he was robbed at gunpoint

Olympic Council of Ireland head Patrick Hickey resigns amid ticket sale investigation

Patrick Hickey: Olympic Council of Ireland chief resigns amid ticket sale investigation

Irish Olympic chief Patrick Hickey resigns amid ticket investigation

Hickey was detained at a hotel in Rio as part of an investigation into false ticket sales

Rio 2016: Team GB told not to leave village after athlete robbed at gunpoint

Rio 2016: Team GB told not to leave village after athlete robbed at gunpoint

Team GB told not to leave Olympic Village after athlete robbed at gunpoint

A safety letter with a stark warning has been handed out to athletes, telling them 'it's not worth the risk'

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Olympic bosses "passed the buck" on banning Russia's drug cheats, says Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson

Olympic bosses "passed the buck" on banning Russia's drug cheats, says Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson: Olympic bosses "passed the buck" on banning Russia

The former wheelchair-racer won 11 gold medals across five Paralympic Games for Great Britain. She tells Paul Ross why the Olympic approach was unfair, and why it is right to take a hard line in the fight against doping…

It's the alternative-therapy craze that has been sweeping the Olympic Games, with vivid circular bruises appearing on the finely honed bodies of athletes from China to the USA.   But what is cupping, and does it actually do any good?

What's the point of cupping? A GP explains the therapy sweeping the Olympic Games

What's the point of cupping? A GP explains the therapy sweeping the Olympics

London GP Dr Ayaaz Farhat tells listeners all about the mysterious red circular bruises appearing on the bodies of athletes and celebrities…

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…

The likes of Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin may have brought home medals for Team GB over the weekend, but one Brazil-based journalist says that the rows of empty seats at the stadiums may end up being the defininig image of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

"Brazilians want to win. If they're not winning, they're not interested", journalist explains empty seats at Olympic Games

Empty seats at Olympics: "If Brazilians aren't winning they're not interested"

Rio-based British journalist Matthew Skinner explains why attitude and cost mean the crowds have not yet brought into the excitement of the Games…

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Michele Verroken backs the International Paralympic Committee's blanket ban on Russia

"Let's look at where responsibility really lies" - UK anti-doping expert backs Russia's Paralympic Games ban

Russia Paralympic Games ban: "Let's look at where responsibility really lies"

Michele Verroken, for 18 years head of anti-doping in the UK, says that the International Paralympic Committee are right to ban Russian athletes from competing in Rio…

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…

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…

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling' - Victoria Pendleton joins Julia Harley-Brewer

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling' - Olympic cycling star Victoria Pendleton

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling', says Victoria Pendleton

The double Olympic champion tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that she is looking forward to her first Olympic Games out of the saddle, and reveals her thoughts on how Britain's cyclists will fare in Rio…

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

'Most of us are mystified' - Sports consultant slams the International Olympic Committee for failing to ban Russia from Rio 2016

'Most of us are mystified' - former head of UK anti-doping slams the International Olympic Committee for failing to ban Russia from Rio 2016

Failure to ban Russia from Olympics is 'mystifying' says UK anti-doping expert

Michele Verroken says the International Olympic Committee's decision not to ban Russia from the Games, despite what has been described as state-sponsored doping, is 'hugely disappointing'

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'It's a badge of honour to find a way around the law', - Journalist Elena Nikulicheva on Russian doping

Russian doping: 'It's a badge of honour to find a way around the law' - journalist Elena Nikulicheva

Russian doping: 'It's a badge of honour to find a way around the law'

Journalist Elena Nikulicheva says nothing has changed in the country since the publication of a report alleging systematic drug abuse

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

'Get on your bike', demands track star and BBC pundit Colin Jackson, former runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing

'Get on your bike', demands track star and BBC pundit Colin Jackson

'Get on your bike', demands track star and BBC pundit Colin Jackson

The double world champion, and former Strictly runner-up, wants Britons to pedal their way to health and fitness