Jamie Bowie: “Everyone was talking about the Commonwealth Games, being involved or going to go see it. It really was a huge thing.”

In the weeks leading up to a major international competition like the Commonwealth Games, plenty of different thoughts and emotions will be going through athletes' minds. Retired Great Britain sprinter Jamie Bowie knows exactly what that feels like. He ran in Team GB colours at European and World Championships, winning a silver medal in 2014 …

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Extra Time 6 with Pride of the Terraces

A common idea when discussing progress for the LGBTQIA+ community is that things are changing generation by generation. There is definitely evidence to suggest young people are more likely to identify as LGBTQIA+ than before, despite the also increasing levels of anti-trans sentiment in particular across various different outlets. That is a sign of the …

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Andy Paul: “All of my squad know who I am, and they are very defensive of me which is lovely.”

Although athletics has always been in Andy Paul's life, he was never seen as particularly sporty at school. Paul's mother was a multi-eventer, competing in sprint races, hurdles and long jump, while his father used to be a race official. Therefore, it was perhaps no surprise that Paul, his brother and his sister all got …

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