Meet the man who swam around Great Britain
Is he a hero? Ross Edgley spent five months swimming around Great Britain. This week he finished his journey and returned to land. He is the first person to ever swim the whole way!
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The 500 club: Ronaldo, Messi, and now… Zlatan
Is it always bad to be a show-off? Last week, legendary striker Zlatan Ibrahimović scored the 500th goal of his career — an amazing spinning volley. Only Messi and Ronaldo have more goals.
World’s greatest runner breaks another record
Were humans made to run? Kenyan Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge achieved a world record time at the Berlin marathon. Some believe the human body is designed to run long distances.
Tennis sexism row hots up after Serena rage
Is Serena a bad loser? Last week’s US Open final descended into chaos after Williams launched a verbal attack against the umpire. It has sparked a debate about sexism in sport and society.
Not victorious… but happy and glorious
Was this the best World Cup ever? Here are five reasons for why it was, and five for why it was not. England’s semi-final defeat may be sad, but the tournament has offered plenty of fun.
England scrapes into quarter-final on penalties
Are penalty shootouts a good idea? They won the game for England on Tuesday, putting us through to our first World Cup quarter-finals since 2006. Yet some would rather get rid of the system.
Tennis has a big sexism problem, say women
Is tennis sexist? Wimbledon, the greatest tennis tournament in the world, has begun. This year, however, the mood is serious. A few women have complained that female players are mistreated.
Gripping World Cup enters knockout stage
Will football always be the world’s biggest sport? As the World Cup enters the knockout stages, billions of people across the planet are tuning in. No other sport is watched by so many.
England dreams of glory after last-minute win
What would happen if England won the World Cup? Would the country become a better place, or would things just be more fun for a while? Either way, a victory is becoming more likely…
The World Cup’s big match: politics v sport
Should you enjoy this World Cup? The games will be fun, but some worry that Russia is a bad choice of host. The country hopes that the tournament will distract from its many problems.
Football meets politics in Russia’s World Cup
Will the World Cup ease tensions between Russia and the world? Russia’s image has been stained by wars, doping and hooliganism. The tournament, which starts on Thursday, may change things.
£8bn tournament is most expensive of all time
Is hosting the World Cup worth it? The tournament is fun, but very expensive to prepare. Russia has high levels of poverty, but that has not stopped it from splashing out on stadiums.
Hope and heartache: England’s chances
Can England win the World Cup? Every four years, fans get their hopes up; every four years, they are left disappointed. That said, this year’s squad is different in a few important ways…
One man’s mission to swim across the Pacific
Is Ben Lecomte heroic or selfish? He is swimming across the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to the US. If he completes the swim, he will set a record — but he faces many challenges along the way.
England’s true football champion: Huddersfield
Do you agree? Huddersfield Town has achieved what is being called “the most remarkable survival of the Premier League era”. The poor, unglamorous team held its own against the big names.