Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey repeat as CrossFit Game champions

( CNN) Different year, same result as once again as Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey took top honors at the 2018 CrossFit Games. Just as he had done in 2016 and 2017, Fraser headed into the final event with an unassailable leading over the field. Despite having the title in the bag, Fraser held nothing […]

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Tour de France: Arnaud Demare shrugs off Andre Greipel row to win stage 18

Arnaud Dmare has won stage 18 in a sprint finish the day after an online row with fellow sprinter Andr Greipel For Arnaud Demare, revenge was a dish best served hot. As the temperatures climbed into the 90 s, the Frenchman emerged from the peloton to win his first victory of this year’s Tour- and […]

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On your bike: best available books about cycling

With the Tour de France in full swing, saddle up and check out the greatest volumes on two wheels In Mythologies , Roland Barthes argued that the Tour de Francewas an epic ritual as much as it was a sporting event. For Barthes the race, which set off from the village of Noirmoutier-en-l’Ile in north-west […]

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Rio Olympics 2016: Did Brazil pass or fail its big exam?

( CNN) Billed beforehand as the “Carnival Games” full of happy fans, the Rio Olympics turned out to be one of the toughest in history. A series of mishaps and near-misses included stray bullets, robberies, an attack on a media bus, serious crashes in the cycling road races, empty seats, booing crowd, broken toilets in […]

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Squad Sky have much to explain after Bradley Wiggins fulfills Andrew Marr

A short Tv interview of Bradley Wiggins on the Andrew Marr Show was never going to yield the detailed answers required about TUE use but it is time Team Sky explained themselves The cocksure Bradley Wiggins, the one whose enigmatic personality and supreme sport talent had constructed him one of Britains best loved sportsmen, was […]

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‘Brutal but effective’: why Team GB has won so many Olympic medals

Sports that have helped propel Britain up the medal table have been rewarded with extra investment while others have had their funding cut altogether In the past 24 hours Team GB have rewritten their Olympic history, moving ahead of China into second place in the Rio 2016 medals table after winning a record-breaking five gold […]

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