PUBLISHED: 08:52 12 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:52 12 April 2018 Great Britain hockey players Georgie Twigg (left) and Shona McCallin celebrate after winning Olympic gold in Rio (pic Owen Humphreys/PA) PA Archive/PA Images Olympic gold medalists Shona McCallin, Georgie Twigg and Nicola White will join 100 local schoolchildren at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre today to celebrate the 100-day countdown until the start of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup 2018. The trio helped Great Britain win gold at the Rio 2016 Games, with McCallin and White hoping to earn selection for England for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup this summer which starts on July 21, having only missed out on selection for the Commonwealth Games through injury.Since London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games, a pattern of growth in the number of people watching and playing hockey has emerged and with the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup being held on home soil in 2018, England Hockey fully … [Read more...] about Hockey; Olympic champions join schoolchildren for 100-day countdown
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Northern Ireland heroes honoured at Belfast Telegraph Sports awards 2018 BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Local sporting heroes were dressed to impress last night at the annual Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/events/sports-awards/northern-ireland-heroes-honoured-at-belfast-telegraph-sports-awards-2018-37712031.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37712028.ece/ae4a5/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-15_new_47207844_I6.JPG Email Local sporting heroes were dressed to impress last night at the annual Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. There was no shortage of triumphs to celebrate at the glittering Waterfront Hall event, and it was four-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea who was named Sports Star of the Year for the second time. "Seventeen race wins was beyond my wildest dreams," he said, singling out his double victory in Imola, Italy, as his personal high point. "That gave the momentum to carry us through the middle part of the … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland heroes honoured at Belfast Telegraph Sports awards 2018
Steven Gittelson, Bloomberg Published 8:09 am PST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 John Young on the moon, with the Lunar Module and Lunar Rover in the background. John Young on the moon, with the Lunar Module and Lunar Rover in the background. Photo: NASA Photo: NASA Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 John Young on the moon, with the Lunar Module and Lunar Rover in the background. John Young on the moon, with the Lunar Module and Lunar Rover in the background. Photo: NASA The lives we lost in 2018 1 / 8 Back to Gallery Former President George H.W. Bush, Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen were among newsmakers in government, … [Read more...] about The lives we lost in 2018
Poll: From Stockdale to Frampton, what is your favourite Northern Ireland sporting moment of 2018? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It's been another big year in Northern Irish sport but what moment topped 2018 for you? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/poll-from-stockdale-to-frampton-what-is-your-favourite-northern-ireland-sporting-moment-of-2018-37652290.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37653294.ece/d2cc6/AUTOCROP/h342/FramptonStockdale_topmoment.jpg Email It's been another big year in Northern Irish sport but what moment topped 2018 for you? For 2017, Stuart Dallas' late winner for Northern Ireland in Azerbaijan won the voting, edging out Jonathan Rea's World Superbike title. This year, Rea makes our shortlist again with his fourth successive world crown. He will no doubt be a popular choice while Jacob Stockdale continued his rise to the top of the sporting world. The Ulster and Ireland rugby star makes the list twice; once for picking up Player of the … [Read more...] about Poll: From Stockdale to Frampton, what is your favourite Northern Ireland sporting moment of 2018?
The past year was largely a joyous one in sports, with the world coming together for both the Winter Olympics in February and the FIFA World Cup over the summer. However, the sporting world also faced multiple tragedies and endured the deaths of several iconic figures, as well as young athletes lost in their prime. From World Series champions to iconic coaches and record setters, click through below to remember the athletes and personalities who passed away in 2018. 37 PHOTOS Notable people the sports world lost in 2018 See Gallery Notable people the sports world lost in 2018 Longtime sportscaster and voice of college football Keith Jackson died on January 12. He was 89. (Photo by Richard Shotwell Invision/AP, File) Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, who won two NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, died on January 16. He was 71. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was … [Read more...] about Athletes and sports personalities the world lost in 2018