Robyn Love: “I didn’t want people to see a difference. I wanted them to see me as better.”

Robyn Love is no stranger to creating social media storms. When the Paralympian in wheelchair basketball announced her engagement to teammate Laurie Williams back in February 2020, the post went viral and the pair were featured on a number of international news outlets. Fast forward two-and-a-half years to this week, and there was another reason …

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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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Bruce Mouat: “In an ideal world, it would obviously be held in a place that didn’t have these issues, but as an athlete I want to come away with an Olympic medal.”

For Bruce Mouat, the upcoming Winter Olympics is the culmination of a lifetime of hard work. The most successful curler in the world in 2021 is already in Beijing for the Games, which will start for Mouat on Wednesday before the opening ceremony even takes place. It is set to be a busy, and history …

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Kirsty Gilmour: “It’s no skin off my nose, I’m just living my life and being me, so if some other person takes a little bit of comfort in that and we can all live a nicer, more open life, then that’s a good thing.”

From the age of four, it was difficult to get a badminton racquet out of Kirsty Gilmour's hands. Realistically, there was never any doubt she would go on to become a professional. Growing up in a family of badminton players, she went to Glasgow's school of sport to combine training and playing with her studies, …

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Luke Strong: “I like to believe everything happens for a reason. I don’t know what that reason is yet, but one day hopefully I will.”

The Olympic Games have been a chance to celebrate sport over the last few weeks. Records have been broken, medals have been won, and countries around the world have revelled in their top athletes' successes. One week before the opening ceremony, however, one of the UK's groundbreaking gymnasts put his Olympic dream behind him as …

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