• Former Olympic cyclist Nicole Cooke raises accusations of widespread doping and sexism within cycling
    The Independent20 minutes ago

    Former Olympic cyclist Nicole Cooke raises accusations of widespread doping and sexism within cycling

    Former Olympic and world champion cyclist Nicole Cooke has issued a damning attack on British Cycling and Team Sky, condemning the governing bodies for their lack of accountability, sexism, and failure to fight the abuse of performance enhancing drugs (PEDSs) within the sport. Cooke, 33, presented written

  • Nicole Cooke 'sceptical' about Sir Dave Brailsford claims and British Cycling is sexist
    The Telegraph22 minutes ago

    Nicole Cooke 'sceptical' about Sir Dave Brailsford claims and British Cycling is sexist

    Nicole Cooke has given a withering assessment of the state of British Cycling and the environment in which athletes operate as the former world and Olympic road champion gave evidence to a Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Tuesday. Cooke spoke via video link to the committee after submitting

  • Evergreen Venus Williams defies the odds to keep Australian Open dream alive
    The Telegraph31 minutes ago

    Evergreen Venus Williams defies the odds to keep Australian Open dream alive

    It is perhaps not so surprising that the first women’s semi-final will be an all-American affair, given that they started out with 18 players in the draw. Williams outpunched the heavy-hitting Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday in straight sets, thus becoming the oldest woman ever to reach this stage

  • 12 sporting events worth travelling for in 2017
    The Telegraph1 hour ago

    12 sporting events worth travelling for in 2017

    The Alpine World Ski Championships are the most important championships in the skiing calendar, and are held every two years in prestigious ski resorts around the world. St Moritz is also home to the White Turf horse races. Held each February, it is a series of daring races on the frozen-solid Lake

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