Eddie the Eagle: the Cheltenham skier who became the Olympics’ greatest underdog

As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of the Calgary Winter Olympic Games of 1988 – a unique fortnight that also featured Jamaica’s bobsleigh team- Nick Friend speaks to Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Great Britain’s most famous winter Olympian and a man whose name and character are synonymous with the underdog spirit that both Olympic and British sport hold so dear among their values

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“I went through absolute hell”: The story of Scott Boswell

Sixteen years after his professional cricketing career was cruelly curtailed in public humiliation at Lord’s, Scott Boswell speaks to Nick Friend about the yips, the long-term effects that they had on him, and how he has used the traumatic memory of his own setback as the fuel for his coaching career.

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WLLIAM HILL WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017ALEXANDRA PALACE,LONDONPIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIGROUND 2GARY ANDERSON V ANDREW GILDINGGARY ANDERSON IN ACTION

Gary Anderson: “The future’s going to be huge”

“It has become far more professional. There’s less of a drinking culture at all now. With so much money up for grabs, the players are more focused. It’s more about winning than just a hobby as it sometimes was for players before.”

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Mardle bullish about the future as figures show only football attracting more viewers

Ahead of the upcoming the PDC World Championships, Nick Friend spoke to former World No.4 Wayne ‘Hawaii 501’ Mardle about the remarkable rise of darts as a televised sport and who he’s tipping to come out on top at Ally Pally

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