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Tokyo Target: 2020 Olympic gold fixed in Max Litchfield’s sights

IN an Olympic Games, fourth place is generally considered the worst place to finish.

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YP Advent Calendar - Day Three

YP Advent Calendar: Which Yorkshire sports star is behind the door on December 3?

It has been a another magical year for Yorkshire sport and we are toasting the year's fine achievements with festive feature on the run-up to Christmas.

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AIMING HIGH: Alexandra Bell, 800m & XC Athlete, from Leed. Picture: James Hardisty.

Weekend Interview: Time for Leeds’s Alex Bell to step up the pace

Shop worker by day, policewoman at night, Alexandra Bell is making an unusual circuit in her bid to light up the world of athletics.

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The YP Advent Calendar

YP Advent Calendar: Which Yorkshire sports star is behind the door on December 2

It has been a another magical year for Yorkshire sport and we are toasting the year's fine achievements with festive feature on the run-up to Christmas.

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Nile Wilson.

Gymnastics: Wilson tipped to lead the charge for next four years

NILE Wilson’s historic high bar bronze may have been overshadowed by team-mate Max Whitlock in Rio this summer but the Leeds gymnast can lead the charge over the next four years according to British Gymnastics men’s technical director Eddie van Hoof.

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Bryony Page with her Olympic silver medal

My fears are over, says Sheffield’s Olympic star Bryony Page

Britain’s first trampoline Olympic medallist Bryony Page insists her silver at the Rio Games has banished forever the fear of performing to her potential.

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Should Paralympians like Hannah Cockroft be  described as heroes?

YP Letters: Don’t devalue the true meaning of heroism

From: Dave Croucher, Pinfold Gardens, Doncaster.

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Alistair and Jonny Brownleee (right) are interviewed by BBC presenter Helen Skelton on stage during the Olympic and Paralympic athletes celebration parade in Manchester. PIC: PA

Yorkshire’s Rio stars shine at glittering parade

Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated at the northern parade hailing the success of the nation’s athletes in Rio.

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CROWNING GLORY: Jessica Ennis celebrates with her gold medal after winning the heptathlon at London 2012. Picture Owen Humphreys/PA

Many golden moments to treasure from Jessica Ennis-Hill - one of GB’s true Olympic legends

Where Jessica Ennis-Hill ranks as Britain’s greatest is debatable but her 10-year career at the height of international sport will forever find a place in the Olympic history books.

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Five things you need to know in Yorkshire’s news today

Five things you need to know in Yorkshire’s news today

If you haven’t read the paper this morning - we’ve got you covered. Here are today’s top stories.

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The Team GB homecoming parade in Leeds - was BBCw coverage excessive?

YP Letters: Olympic parade in Leeds hits new low for this television viewer

From: Paul Kirby, The Chase, Wetherby.

Opinion
Brownlee Tri at Harewood House 
with Alistair and Jonny Brownlee

Rio, Mexico, Harewood – Brownlee brothers spread spirit of triathlon

The image of Leeds brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee embracing across the triathlon finish line on the Copacabana promenade was one of the most touching moments of the Rio Olympic Games.

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Video: Thousands line streets of Leeds for ‘Rio Heroes’ homecoming parade

Thousands of people lined the streets of Leeds to watch Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes celebrate their success in Rio at a homecoming parade.

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Nile Wilson impersonates Max Whitlock's famous pose (Photo: Twitter)

Olympic Homecoming: Best tweets from Yorkshire heroes parade...

Yorkshire’s Olympic heroes paraded around Leeds on Wednesday afternoon to show off their new bling from the Rio Games.

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The route of the hotly-anticipated Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds celebrating the achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes has been unveiled.

Leeds city centre parade route for our Rio Heroes

Here it is – the route our Rio Heroes will take during a spectacular homecoming parade in Leeds city centre.

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File photo dated 14-09-2016 of Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft poses with her gold medal from the Women's 400 metres T34 Final. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday September 18, 2016. Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft won her second title of Rio 2016 and fourth in all with victory in the T34 400m, a new event on the programme. The win came despite a mishap with her racing chair, when the bus driver tripped over it in transit and bent the front forks the wrong way. See PA story OLYMPICS British Highlights. Photo credit should read Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Leeds’s Paralympic champions tell of pride at bringing home medals

Triple paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft has spoken of her pride at bringing home the gold ahead of a homecoming parade celebration the region’s athletes in Leeds.

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Kadeena Cox is greeted by family as she arrives back at Heathrow Airport

A homecoming like no other for Yorkshire’s golden girl Kadeena Cox

WHEN she left Leeds for the Rio Paralympics, Kadeena Cox was a largely unheralded competitor who harboured dreams of winning gold medals in two separate sports.

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Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow GB Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA.

Paralympics: GB turns attention to Tokyo 2020 after stunning Rio triumph

Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow Great British Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

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Great Britain's Sarah Storey after winning gold in the Women's C5 3000m Individual Pursuit Final at the Rio Olympic Velodrome at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

YP Comment: Paralympians do Britain proud. Country can build on success

BRITAIN’S Paralympians have done their country and themselves proud thanks to series of brilliant, world-beating performances in Rio, and they should be welcomed home with all the acclaim elite sports people deserve.

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Kadeena Cox flies the flag for Yorkshire and GB’s Paralympic heroes

Kadeena Cox led Great Britain’s glorious Paralympic team into the Rio 2016 closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium last night - and on to inspire the next generation.

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