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British sports bodies fear financial ruin because of coronavirus pandemic | Sport

Some British sporting bodies, including those sending athletes to next year’s Olympics, fear they could go under because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Guardian can reveal. A handful of national governing bodies have privately told UK Sport that they face an existential threat due to the crisis, while at least …

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British Airways In Talks With Union To Suspend Around 32,000 Staff: Report

British Airways In Talks With Union To Suspend Around 32,000 Staff: Report

LONDON: British Airways is in talks with its union about a plan to suspend around 32,000 staff, a person familiar with the situation said, marking one of the industry’s most dramatic moves yet to survive the coronavirus pandemic. Having already agreed a 50 per cent pay cut for its pilots, …

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British Grand Prix’s fate to be decided by late April amid coronavirus threat | Sport

A decision on whether the British Grand Prix is to be postponed will be be made at the end of April. Silverstone and F1 have issued a joint statement acknowledging that while other major events set for this summer have already been called off, the grand prix – scheduled for …

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British and Irish Lions allay fears over 2021 tour’s clash with Tokyo Olympics | Sport

The British and Irish Lions have played down concerns over next year’s tour of South Africa clashing with the rescheduled Olympic Games, with evening kick-offs for the three-Test series against the Springboks ensuring no crossover with major events in Tokyo. Tour organisers have also allayed fears revenue will be hit …

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British athlete calls on IOC to postpone 2020 Tokyo Olympics | Sport

Guy Learmonth says athletes would appreciate a delayed Games

The International Olympic Committee must act decisively by postponing the Tokyo 2020 Games because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a British athlete has told the Guardian. Guy Learmonth, who captained the GB team at the European Indoor Championships last year and is hoping to be picked in the …

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2 Americans and 1 British national killed in rocket attack on base in Iraq

Pentagon identifies Marines killed in 'intense' clash with ISIS fighters in Iraq

US Central Command spokesman Capt. William Urban confirmed that two US service members and one coalition service member were killed in the Katyusha rocket attack. The US will go after the perpetrators inside Iraq, a second defense official told CNN, adding that based on weapons and tactics used, there is …

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Daley Thompson: ‘I’d love to help British athletes. I’d be over the moon’ | Sport

“Not a smidgeon,” Daley Thompson exclaims when asked if he ever felt any doubt while becoming arguably the greatest British athlete in history. Thompson was unbeaten in the decathlon for nine years, from 1978 to 1987, winning two Olympic gold medals, and at the age of 61 he still holds …

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Amy Hunt: meet the British teenage sprinter tearing up the record books | Sport

Amy Hunt

Barely a month after her 17th birthday last summer, the British sprinter Amy Hunt ran a 200m so fast that her spikes were actually smouldering as she crossed the finish line. And so, emphatically, were the record books. Hunt’s time of 22.42sec in Mannheim in June not only broke the …

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The Spin | Amar Virdi: ‘British Asians can make it, it’s knowing how the system works’ | Sport

Monty Panesar was an early inspiration for Amar Virdi.

While England’s Test squad for Sri Lanka may suggest a paucity of spin options at present, an offie who can be filed under “one for the future” is currently with the Lions in Australia looking to reignite a career that stumbled a touch last year. Amar Virdi may be only …

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Jemma Reekie breaks British indoor mile and 1500m records in New York | Sport

Sweden’s Armand Duplantis (centre) celebrates with teammates after setting a world pole vault record of 6.17 metres in Torun, Poland.

Jemma Reekie has continued her incredible record-breaking run by smashing the British indoor mile and indoor 1500m records at the Millrose Games in New York – just a week after she claimed the national 800m record. The 21-year-old Scot ran the Wanamaker Mile in 4min 17.88sec to take nearly a …

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