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Chris Froome: TUEs in cycling are open to abuse

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has described the rules allowing athletes to take drugs that would normally be banned under sport’s anti-doping rules as “open to abuse” and in need of urgent reform.

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Callum Skinner won Olympic gold and silver medals in Rio. Picture: Getty Images

Leader comment: Smearing of Skinner a disgrace

Olympic cycling hero Callum Skinner has gone to considerable lengths to demonstrate his innocence after a leak of confidential medical records showed he had taken a banned substance to treat asthma.

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Niamh McCall, right, with Thistles team-mate Kelly Boyle. Picture: Contributed

Elevation to Thistles team caps Niamh’s international dream

Niamh McCall is the product of a hugely successful schools sports programme.

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The Lady Rocks under-14 basketball team, which has been entered into the Regional District League. Picture: Contributed

Scots Basketball club bringing cultural change in sport

Lady Rocks Basketball Club are celebrating the success of being named as a Positive Coaching 
Scotland (PCS) endorsed club

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Callum Skinner at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Picture: Getty

Callum Skinner: I want to prove to people my asthma is real

I heard that my therapeutic
use exemptions (TUEs) had been hacked when our team doctor came and told me early last week. A minute later my phone rang: UK Anti-Doping confirming that my records were in the latest batch released by the Fancy Bears.

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Olympic Cyclist gold and silver medal winner Callum Skinner. Picture: Greg Macvean

Callum Skinner releases medical records after being hacked

Callum Skinner – the gold and silver medallist in cycling at the Rio Olympics and one of the athletes whose medical data has been hacked by a group known as the Fancy Bears – has released medical information dating back to when he was five years old to prove he was the victim of a smear.

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Tyson Fury was due to fight Wladimir Klitschko next month but has been declared medically unfit. Picture: PA.

Tyson Fury seeks help on ‘witch-hunt’ after Klitschko call-off

Tyson Fury’s trainer has confirmed the WBA and WBO heavyweight champion is “seeking help” for issues 
arising from what he believes to be a “witch-hunt” against the boxer.

Boxing
Sir Bradley Wiggins during an interview for the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. Picture: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Richard Moore: Bradley Wiggins controversy highlights blurred ‘line’

A couple of weeks ago Sir Bradley Wiggins gave a newspaper interview in which he revealed an interest in politics. As a result, he was booked to appear on the Andrew Marr Show, BBC 1’s Sunday morning political programme. Wiggins kept the appointment but the interview ended up not being about politics.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins during an interview with Andrew Marr for the the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. Picture: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Wiggins denies trying to gain an advantage with triamcinolone

Sir Bradley Wiggins has denied he was trying to gain an “unfair advantage” when he obtained permission to use a banned drug before some of his biggest races, including his victory in the 2012 Tour de France.

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Bradley Neil wins European Tour Q School event in Austria

Bradley Neil wins European Tour Q School event in Austria

Bradley Neil described his performance as “spot on” as he bolstered the Scottish contingent through to the next test in the European Tour Qualifying School by winning a stage one event in Austria.
The Scottish Health Survey found physical activity levels have not improved since the Commonwealth Games. Picture: John Devlin

Lizzy Buchan: Long-term fix needed to change attitudes to health

The annual Scottish Health Survey revealed this week that efforts to curb many of the nation’s bad habits have stagnated.

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The majority of Scots at sporting events have witnessed homophobic abuse. Picture: John Devlin

60% of sports fans witness homophobic abuse, finds survey

More than half of Scottish sports fans have heard homophobic abuse at sporting events and 15 per cent would be “embarrassed” if their favourite player came out as gay, according to a new study.

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The Paralympics GB team finished second in the Rio 2016 medal table with a total of 147 medals, 64 of which were gold. Picture Getty Images

Leader comment: Paralympic success lies in the people they inspire

For the Scottish athletes, for the British athletes, and for the games themselves, the parlaympics in Brazil have been a fantastic success. It is important we celebrate that for many reasons.

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George Watson's College girls' cricket 1st XI - winners of the Scottish Cup.

George Watson’s girls cricket team retain Women’s Scottish Cup

George Watson’s girls’ 1st XI ended the season in style by staging a successful defence of the Women’s Scottish Cup.

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Scottish Hockey looking for undiscovered talent

Scottish Hockey looking for undiscovered talent

Scottish Hockey is hosting an Under-16 Talent Day this Sunday at Peffermill Playing Fields in Edinburgh.

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Ricky Burns, left, and Belarusian Kiryl Relikh met in Glasgow yesterday to promote their  7 October fight. Picture: SNS.

Ricky Burns deserves Las Vegas fight but won’t make it – Hatton

Ricky Hatton reckons Ricky Burns deserves to crown his career with a dream Las Vegas pay-day – but warned that his student Kiryl Relikh could snatch it all away.

Boxing
Mo Farah has shrugged off the leaking of his personal medical records by Russian hackers. Picture: PA.

Mo Farah shrugs off ‘Fancy Bears’ drugs disclosure

Olympic great Mo Farah has shrugged off the leaking of his personal medical records by Russian hackers, insisting he has nothing to hide.

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McQueenies aim to ride crest of a wave all the way to Olympics

McQueenies aim to ride crest of a wave all the way to Olympics

Surfing will be a new sport at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and the sport’s new status is great news for a brother and sister from Firrhill High School in Edinburgh.

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The Countess of Wessex trains ahead of her cycling 445 miles in September from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace. Picture; PA

Palace to Palace: Countess admits nerves ahead of 450-mile cycle

The Countess of Wessex admitted to having some nerves as she embarked on an epic 450-mile palace-to-palace bike ride.

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Alistair Brownlee (L) helps his brother Jonny before crossing the line. Picture: AFP/Getty

Alistair Brownlee carries brother Jonny over finish line

Alistair Brownlee insisted he would have done the same for anyone after dramatically helping his ailing brother Jonny over the finish line at the World Triathlon series finale in Cozumel, Mexico.

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