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Racism in British sport – how do we change?

By BBC Radio 5 live
Jeanette Kwakye and Ugo Monye discuss the issue of racism in British sports with the likes of Leeds United legend Lucas Radebe and England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent. During the show they explore Britain’s struggle to accept successful black sports stars, cricket’s efforts to attract a new and diverse generation and how do we change sport from the top down? Guests also include: β€’ Derek Bardowell, author of β€˜No win race’ β€’ Lungi Macebo, COO of Birmingham City β€’ British sprinters Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Ojie Edoburun

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  • June 21st 2020 at 12:26

Archive from 2017: On Bended Knee - NFL Protest Special

By BBC Radio 5 live
Originally released in October 2017.... Mark Chapman examines the controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling for the national anthem and how it has spread to the rest of American sport. Find out why players do it, the impact they've had and the roles played by social injustices, the military and government. Plus, we analyse whether the debate it has caused has further split the US along racial lines. You'll hear from the man who started it all, Colin Kaepernick, along with a former NFL player, a current NFL team owner, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

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  • June 18th 2020 at 17:07

The Guest List - Carl Froch, Brian O’Driscoll, Colin Montgomerie and more

By BBC Radio 5 live
We are joined by four-time super-middleweight champion boxer Carl Froch, who has worries for Anthony Joshua before his recently announced fight with Tyson Fury. Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll talks taking up baking, playing in empty stadiums and being mistaken for former Ireland team-mate Ronan O’Gara. We catch up with new friends - racing driver Daniil Kvyat and Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil – to hear how the music and gaming lessons are going. To what extent has the postponement of Tokyo 2020 and the coronavirus lockdown affected athletes and their training? That’s the question we put to multiple Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey. Scottish golf great Colin Montgomerie debates how the sport has changed and what needs to happen moving forward to make it a more level playing field. Tennis star Katie Boulter reveals she is also competitive off the court, especially when it comes to board and card games with her housemate, and fellow tennis player, Laura Robson. Plus we look ahead to Royal Ascot with its director of racing, Nick Smith.

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  • June 13th 2020 at 14:26

The Inside Track: How can sport tackle racism?

By BBC Radio 5 live
Chris Grant from Sport England - one of the most senior black administrators in British Sport – debates how to tackle racism and inequality in sport. We also hear from Rugby World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi, who is the only black person on the Rugby Football Union's council, about her goal to become president of the RFU. Plus gymnast Nile Wilson opens up about his struggles with gambling, gaming and social media.

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  • June 11th 2020 at 19:21

The Guest List: Shaka Hislop, Jack Laugher, Tom Marquand and more

By BBC Radio 5 live
After the death of George Floyd, we speak to former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, who is now the honorary president of the anti-racism campaign Show Racism The Red Card. Jockey Tom Marquand tells us what it’s like to be back racing and his first ride for trainer Aidan O'Brien. Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott chats sugar-free pancakes and substituting rollerblades for skis. We catch up with Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle to find out what arrangements are needed to pull off staging two Grand Prix rounds at the track. Rugby league star Jon Wilkin discusses the best way to restart the Super League and the struggles of running a business during the current pandemic. Plus, Olympic and commonwealth champion diver Jack Laugher talks gaming in lockdown and how at 25, he is seen as old in his sport.

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  • June 6th 2020 at 13:15

Matt Dawson’s Rugby Show – What next for rugby?

By BBC Radio 5 live
Sonja McLaughlan and Matt Dawson are joined by Chris Jones, Paul Grayson and Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond as rugby considers a major shake-up amid the coronavirus pandemic. There is also the matter of the 2020 Six Nations to settle, plus could we see summer rugby in a new global calendar?

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  • June 4th 2020 at 20:15

The Inside Track: How sport is responding to the death of George Floyd

By BBC Radio 5 live
Jeanette Kwakye and Darren Campbell discuss the role sportsmen and sportswomen are playing in the global protests following the death of George Floyd. We hear from 16-year-old tennis star Coco Gauff, who gave an emotional speech during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Florida. Karima Christmas-Kelly, who plays for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA, recounts the demonstrations she has attended at the place where Floyd died. We are joined from Denver by NFL journalist Lindsay Jones and former sprinter Chris Lambert reflects on his article published in Esquire, β€˜A letter to my white friends’.

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  • June 4th 2020 at 19:44

The Guest List: Jamie Murray, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, David Coulthard and more

By BBC Radio 5 live
In this episode Jamie Murray tells us more about the UK's first behind closed doors’ tennis tournament he is organising, which will raise money for NHS Charities Together. Plus we hear about his ever-growing collection of tennis towels. Mark Wood chats dance challenges and preparing for England training. Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend gives us an insight into managing a sports team during these uncertain times and what the future of rugby union could look like, as he back a global calendar. We catch up with Great Britain’s most successful winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold, who talks about her competitive nature, as well as asking for haircare advice from one of our other guests. Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson discusses growing up in a sport-mad household, where a family love of rugby meant she wasn’t allowed to eat French apples or New Zealand lamb. And what were the deciding factors that meant she went into a solo sport, rather than playing in a team? 13-time Formula 1 race winner David Coulthard reveals who inspired him in sport, the advantages of his famous jaw line and why he got into E-Sports. And Mel Reid, victorious European Solheim Cup vice-captain, lets us know what lockdown has been like in the US and admits the women’s game could use support from their male counterparts.

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  • May 30th 2020 at 13:17

The Inside Track: Best British women's sporting moments

By BBC Radio 5 live
Eleanor Oldroyd and Darren Campbell bring you the top five British women’s sporting moments, as voted for by visitors to the BBC Sport website. There were 18 moments to choose from, but who has made the top five, and who will be your number one?

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  • May 28th 2020 at 21:12

The Guest List: Petr Cech, Bryan Robson, Heather Knight and more

By BBC Radio 5 live
On what would have been the FA Cup final, former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, Manchester United legend Bryan Robson and referee Mark Clattenburg give us their memories of the day and competition. Plus, we also hear from England cricket captain Heather Knight, head coach of Bradford Bulls Jon Kear and British number one tennis player Dan Evans.

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  • May 23rd 2020 at 13:18

The Inside Track: Managing mental health and Olympic optimism

By BBC Radio 5 live
5 Live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis joins the podcast to give the latest EFL news on whether to continue the League One season, and BBC rugby union correspondent Chris Jones brings breaking news on when training is expected to resume for Premiership clubs. We hear from International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on why the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be cancelled if they cannot take place next summer. Sir Hugh Robertson, the chair of the British Olympic Association, joins the podcast and remains optimistic that all will go ahead. It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, so we speak to Olympic track cycling gold medallist Elinor Barker about her new role as ambassador of Sporting Minds UK - which provides support and raises awareness to enable positive mental health in young sportspeople. Plus, former England cricketer, now sports psychologist, Jeremy Snape discusses the effects lockdown can have on mental health. And we also find out how Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat has been learning to play the guitar and has teamed up with Simon Neil - the lead singer of rock band Biffy Clyro - to get some tips.

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  • May 21st 2020 at 20:28

The Guest List: Biffy Clyro, Lee Westwood, Steph Houghton and more

By BBC Radio 5 live
On the 10th anniversary of England's victory at the T20 World Cup - the first time England’s men had won an ICC world competition - then head coach Andy Flower joins us to relive the win. The lead singer of Biffy Clyro, Simon Neil, tells us why he’s become hooked on virtual sports since lockdown. We find out what Lionesses and Manchester City captain Steph Houghton was like on the pitch as a teenager and her memories of wearing the captain’s armband for England for the first time. Former world snooker champion Peter Ebdon talks sports psychology, becoming a reiki practitioner and his passion for racehorses. Also joining the podcast is the woman who has done everything in sport. Katy Daley-McLean has won Six Nations Grand Slams, is an Olympian and of course a Rugby World Cup-winning captain. She’s also an ex-teacher. Plus, with 25 European Tour victories to your name, what do you do next? Golfer Lee Westwood reveals his desire to captain Europe’s Ryder Cup team in Italy in 2022.

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  • May 16th 2020 at 13:57

The Inside Track: How boxing saved Whyte and life back on the green

By BBC Radio 5 live
Dillian Whyte joins the podcast to talk about his upcoming behind-closed-doors fight with Alexander Povetkin and his new series which documents how boxing steered him away from gang violence. BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew reacts to the news that England players are returning to individual training. Will players be able to opt out if they don’t feel comfortable and what measures are being put in place? 5live sport’s F1 commentator Jack Nicholls brings us the latest on changes to the driver line-up for next year's championship, now that current Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo is set to race for McLaren in 2021, taking the seat of Carlos Sainz, who will move to Ferrari. As golf courses open again in England and leading professionals return to the green, we hear from five-time winner on the European Tour, Matt Fitzpatrick. And Darren gives his thoughts on the Anniversary Games being cancelled and the financial impact this could have on athletics.

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  • May 14th 2020 at 20:17

The Guest List: Roberto Martinez, Adam Hills, Daniel Ricciardo and more

By BBC Radio 5 live
Former Everton boss, now manager of the Belgian National team, Roberto Martinez reflects on coaching a side dubbed β€œBelgium’s golden generation.” Australian comedian and presenter Adam Hills explains why he’s fallen in love with English rugby league and how he introduced physical disability rugby league to the UK. We catch up with Fallon Sherrock - the first female darts player to beat a man at the PDC World Championships – to talk about moving women forward in the sport and how she’s finally getting comfortable giving interviews. We hear from the man who has done everything in cricket - player, coach, umpire and radio and TV commentator – David Lloyd, also known to many as Bumble. Did you know he was also a semi-professional footballer for Accrington Stanley back in the day? Formula 1 driver, Daniel Ricciardo joins us from his parent's farm, just outside Perth, to tell us how he’s finding being back home and coping with the lockdown in Australia. Plus former England and Commonwealth gold winning netball head coach Tracy Neville reveals what life is like as a new mum, how she’s recovering and exercising after the birth of her son and her plans to get back into coaching.

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  • May 9th 2020 at 13:35

The Inside Track: Binge-worthy TV and swapping fairway for factory

By BBC Radio 5 live
Naomi Broady joins the podcast to talk about how tennis' governing bodies have created a programme to support players affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Olympic medal-winning swimmer Steve Parry explains how Swim England is asking the government to support pools that are at risk of closure. As UFC 249 approaches, John Morgan - the host of The MMA Roadshow - describes how it's all going to work. With sport off the agenda, golfer Steven Tiley tells us he has swapped the fairway for the factory floor in order to survive financially. Plus, we cross the pond to speak to American basketball journalist J.A Adande about the new Michael Jordon and Chicago Bulls documentary that’s got the world hooked, including Darren.

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  • May 7th 2020 at 20:18

The Guest List: Darren Lehmann, Ruby Walsh, Victoria Pendleton and more

By BBC Radio 5 live
Mark Chapman is joined by Darren Lehmann, Ruby Walsh, Victoria Pendleton, Michael Johnson and Thomas Bjorn on The Guest List. Former Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann tells us about lockdown in Australia and his recovery from surgery. Horse racing legend Ruby Walsh gives us a great insight into life as a jockey. World Champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton talks about life after retirement, skydiving, baking and gardening. Four-time Gold medallist Michael Johnson discusses his life on and off the track. PLUS Former Europe Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn tells us about the viral video of his golfing skills causing havoc at home.

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  • May 2nd 2020 at 14:24

The Inside Track: The Hundred, sporting memories and the virtual Open

By BBC Radio 5 live
Eleanor Oldroyd and Darren Campbell are back with The Inside Track. Ebony Rainford-Brent joins the team to talk about the cancellation of The Hundred and the virtual Madrid Open tournament director Feliciano Lopez reacts to Andy Murray's victory. Sports editor Dan Roan gives an update on Project Restart for the Premier League. And the team are joined by Chris Wilkins, co-founder of the Sporting Memories Network and Foundation, to reflect on how memories are helping people through tough times.

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  • April 30th 2020 at 21:24

Cornelius Lysaght's Top 10 Races

By BBC Radio 5 live
Cornelius Lysaght is joined by John Hunt and Steve Crossman to look back on the top 10 horse races that he has covered in his career.

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  • April 26th 2020 at 14:00

The Guest List: Laura Robson, Jofra Archer, Denise Lewis and more

By BBC Radio 5 live
Mark Chapman returns with The Guest List – a chance to catch up with some of the biggest names in world sport. This week Laura Robson reveals that like most of us, she’s been filling her time in lockdown with baking and TikTok. Laura also tells us how it feels to compete against her close friends on court. Olympic heptathlon gold medallist Denise Lewis talks home-schooling her four children and the pressure they feel from a fitness aspect, with having an athlete as a mum. England cricket star and super-over bowler Jofra Archer has been spending quality time playing Call of Duty as he admits he’s loving lockdown, despite misplacing his World Cup medal. Plus, Sir Dave Brailsford tells us how he’s donating hand sanitiser to hospitals, we hear from horse trainer Dan Skelton on working with family, Jack Crawford of the Tennessee Titans reacts to the NFL draft and Southampton legend turned club ambassador and serial marathon runner and iron man Francis Benali joins the podcast.

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  • April 25th 2020 at 14:17

The Inside Track: Table tennis on the frontline and missing a marathon

By BBC Radio 5 live
Eleanor Oldroyd and Darren Campbell are joined by ParalympicsGB athlete Kim Daybell, who has put down his table tennis paddles to fight coronavirus as a junior doctor. Double Olympic cycling champion Joanna Rowsell Shand talks about the 2.6 Challenge and missing the London Marathon. England’s Chris Woakes also joins the pod to tell us about his life in lockdown without cricket. Plus we hear from American gymnast Simone Biles.

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  • April 22nd 2020 at 20:07
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