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Jessica Ennis-Hill announces retirement after golden career

Team GB’s queen of track and field, Jessica Ennis-Hill, has decided to hang up her spikes at the age of 30. The heptathlete is best known for her Olympic gold medal at London 2012 and silver earlier this year in Rio. Ennis-Hill has also won the World Championships twice, in 2009 and 2015. Initially, she […]

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Skinner inspires the next generation of Olympic cyclists

By Callum Skinner’s own admission, he has come full circle. Having basked in the acclaim of an adoring Edinburgh crowd up on the podium in Festival Square last week, it was hard for the 24-year-old not to recollect memories of eight years earlier when he stood and watched his idol Sir Chris Hoy lap up […]

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Olympics Q&A with Team GB athlete Eilidh Doyle

Sport Editor Charles Nurick caught up with athlete and University of Edinburgh alumni, Eilidh Doyle, at last week’s homecoming parade in Festival Square reflecting on her experiences at the Rio Olympics. Charles Nurick: Having competed in London, how did you find Rio, both on a personal level and overall? Eilidh Doyle: “Yeah, I mean totally […]

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Rio success fuels hunger for Mullen in search of gold

The rain and wind of Festival Square in Edinburgh is a far cry from Rio de Janeiro’s famous sun and sand. That does not seem to be bothering Andrew Mullen, whose joy at claiming three Paralympic medals could cut through even the gloomiest of days. Having failed to get his hands on a medal at […]