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Freya Anderson has golden future after European glory

The whispers that have hyped Freya Anderson’s immense potential in the pool were replaced by loud applause last night in Glasgow as the teenager earned what many anticipate will be the first of many major individual titles at the European short course swimming championships.

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Athletes should think of themselves as characters in a story, much in the way that Pixar does with its films. Picture: Disney/Pixar

Sporting US tech firms are in a league of their own - Richard Simpson

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend the annual Leaders in Sport Conference at Twickenham, where the great and the good of global sport (plus me!) met to discuss the salient factors affecting the industry. Predominantly made up of sports clubs and federations, the main topics of conversation revolved around technology and storytelling.

Ken Buchanan, now 74, stands outside a bingo hall in Leith which used to be a cinema. It's where, as a kid, he watched The Bomber Brown and developed his interest in boxing. Picture: Alistair Linford

Interview: Ken Buchanan on Hibs, Josh Taylor, going full circle in Leith, getting a statue of himself and standing on Princess Anne’s toes

He walked into the party like he was walking on to a yacht. And that night Warren Beatty really did. Whether or not Carly Simon’s song You’re So Vain was inspired by Hollywood’s great lothario – and the debate rages to this day – the actor sashayed into the Tinseltown gathering and everyone swooned. Beautiful women fell at his feet. “Like flies round you-know-what,” laughs Ken Buchanan.

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