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Alpine Skiing: Otley-based downhill skier Ellis is ‘on the up’

OTLEY’S Lucas Ellis insists it is all systems go for the British Alpine Championships following a promising week in Bormio.

Sport
OLYMPIC HOPE: Sheffields James Woods in action for Team GB at the Winter Olympics three years ago. Picture: PA

Winning is not the priority for Sheffield’s golden boy James Woods

Sheffield ski slopestyle star James Woods has shrugged off expectations of success at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang despite increasing hype around the 25-year-old in the wake of last week’s X Games gold.

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Netball the biggest winner as football kept waiting for its share of Sport England cash

Netball, rugby union, table tennis and tennis have all been given significant government grants for grassroots sport but the Football Association must wait to find out how much funding it will get over the next four years.

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Great Britain's Rebecca Gallantree during the Women's 3m Springboard Semi-Final Round at the Aquatic Centre, on the eighth day of the London 2012 Olympics.

Three-time Olympian Gallantree has no regrets after retiring from diving

A THREE-time Olympian, world champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Leeds diver Becky Gallantree has every right to be proud of her achievements as the 32-year-old basks in retirement.

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Great Britain's Nicola Adams is to turn professional with her first bour set for Manchester on April 8. (Picture: PA)

Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams turns professional – fights in Leeds in May

Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has signed a long-term promotional deal to turn professional with Frank Warren.

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Brownlee brothers named among UK's most influential people.

Brownlee brothers named among UK's most influential people.

The Leeds triathletes have appeared on the latest Debrett's 500 list, which includes some of the most inspiring Britons from a range of fields.
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Exposure: North Yorkshires Paul Drinkhall hopes his latest venture can help grow the sport of table tennis. (Picture: Steve Ellis)

Paul Drinkhall lands spot in showpiece table tennis league

Olympian Paul Drinkhall believes his participation in a new million pound venture can transform table-tennis into a mega-sport around the world.

Other Sports
Leeds's Alistair Brownlee.

Ironman Alistair Brownlee setting new goals with Games on back-burner

A SECOND Olympic gold, victory in the Leeds leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series and runner-up as BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.

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Big Air: Brighouse snowboarder Katie Ormerod has come on leaps and bounds since missing the Sochi Olympics. (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Katie Ormerod taking leap towards Pyeongchang

At the age of just 19, British snowboard star Katie Ormerod is already accustomed to making history.

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Lizzie Armitstead . Picture: Chris Etchells

State of the Nation - Cycling: Taking the positives despite the dark clouds that still hover

Four years have passed since the day that shook the cycling world – when the enormous scale of the Lance Armstrong lie was exposed.

Walks and Cycling
Great Britain's Adam Peaty.

State of the Nation - Olympics: Peaty’s pivotal gold will help inspire new Olympic generation

Happy and glorious. Words which were frequently bellowed during this sporting summer as Team GB bettered all before at an away Olympic Games.

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top men: Andy Murray (left) and brother Jamie in Davis Cup action. Picture: Andrew Milligan/P

State of the Nation - Tennis: Dominant force of Murray brothers leads the way for GB

WHEN chronicling 2016, the name Andy Murray will be etched from the first paragraph to last in tennis history books.

Tennis
Starting the Golden Ticket journey at the Australian Open in Melbourne in January.

Golden Ticket: Bags are packed and ready for an indulgent final tour of duty

If you had a golden ticket to one sporting event per month across the globe, where would you go? Nick Westby takes us on a journey.

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Josh Warrington

White Rose will continue to be in full bloom in the year ahead

THE year 2016 was another memorable one for Yorkshire.

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Netminder Maddie Hinch pulled off a string of remarkable saves to steer Great Britain's women's hockey team to gold after a penalty shoot-out win over the Netherlands. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Rio remembered: Brits added gloss to an Olympic Games badly lacking a lick of paint

Mark Staniforth reflects on how a golden haul of medals from Britain’s Olympians helped mask some of the problems associated with the 
Games in Brazil.

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Vote for your Yorkshire Sports Hero of 2016.

POLL - Vote for your Yorkshire Sports Hero of 2016

IT’s that time of year again folks when we ask you all to cast your mind back over the previous 12 months and pick out who you feel has been the standout Yorkshire sports performner during 2016.

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Freddie Woodward uses Jack Laugher as signpost to success

The deeds of Jack Laugher in winning gold and silver at the Rio Olympics have given another Yorkshire diver the perfect blueprint to follow on the road to Tokyo 2020.

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Graphic: Graeme Bandeira

Six of the best: Take note of these Yorkshire stars set to shine at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

AFTER another successful Olympic Games for Yorkshire athletes, Ed White picks out six names to follow as the race to Tokyo 2020 begins.

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Zoe Lee stroked the British boat to silver in the women's coxed eight in Rio (Picture: PA).

Latecomer Zoe Lee revels in unity of Britain’s top rowers

North Yorkshire rower Zoe Lee had one of the worst vantage points from which to enjoy her own slice of rowing history in Rio.

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Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning gold in the Women's 100m T34 Final at the Olympic Stadium, London in 2012 (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire).

Hannah Cockroft’s medal sights are on Tokyo and no further

AT just 24 years old, Halifax wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft already has five Paralympic golds.

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