5 live Sport Specials

5 live Sport Specials

Showcasing 5 live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Friday Sports Panel

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by the IBF and WBA world champion Carl Froch, Paralympic gold medallist and marathon world record holder Richard Whitehead, and Olympic badminton silver medallist and presenter Gail Emms. They discuss the week's top sporting stories, including the issue of athletes being allowed back into their sport after a prison sentence, the challenge of keeping emotions in check during competition, and the indulgence athletes treat themselves to once training eases off.

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  • 5 live Boxing 16 Oct 14

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by Mike Costello and Steve Bunce to work out whether Carl Froch would fight James de Gale. We take a look at the wealth of British talent, including Anthony Joshua and Carl Frampton who admits to eating 6 pavlovas after his world title fight with Kiko Martinez.

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  • 5 live Rugby 16 Oct 14

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    77 mins

    Alastair Ekyn is joined by David Flatman, Chris Jones and Shaun Edwards to look ahead to the new European Rugby Champions Cup competition that starts this weekend. We hear from Bath head coach, Mike Ford on the Steffon Armitage deal and how Sam Burgess will adapt to switching codes. Plus David Flatman talks about how a succession of injuries can 'break' your body.

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  • The Rooney Rule 15 Oct 14

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    83 mins

    11 years since the NFL introduced its controversial "Rooney Rule", Mark Pougatch is joined by journalist Leon Mann, chair of the FA's Inclusion Advisory Board Heather Rabbatts and Ellis Cashmore, author of "Football's Dark Side" to look at the history of the rule, assess its impact within sport and society in the US, discuss how it answers the charges of tokenism and then debate whether the rule could successfully work in English football.

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  • AP McCoy's Jockey Question Time 15 Oct 14

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    82 mins

    Champion Jockey AP McCoy faces an audience of apprentice jockeys seeking tips and advice on how to make it in the sport. Mark Pougatch hosts the show and is also joined by current jump jockey Andrew Thornton and former flat jockey Jason Weaver.

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  • Ben Flower's Ban - 14 Oct 14

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    31 mins

    Following the news that Wigan Prop Ben Flower will be suspended for 6 months after punching Lance Hohaia of St Helens in the 2014 Super League Grand Final, Caroline Barker is joined by the BBC's Rugby League commentator Dave Woods, Leeds Rhinos' Jamie Jones Buchanan and Wales Rugby League coach John Kear. We'll also hear from former Castleford, Harlequins and Wakefield player Jon Wells, Former Wales cross-code international Gareth Thomas who played with Ben at Crusaders and Wigan's statement, delivered by their rugby general manager Kris Radlinski.

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  • Roy Keane - 10 Oct 14

    Fri, 10 Oct 14

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Roy Keane speaks to former Republic of Ireland team-mate Kevin Kilbane about his latest autobiography which has grabbed headlines all week. The former Manchester United captain has been speaking about Sir Alex Ferguson, Sunderland, the infamous 2002 World Cup incident, TV punditry & his fiery reputation. We'll also hear from Manchester City & Leeds player Alfe Håland & hear his response to Keane's thoughts on their 2001 clash in the Manchester Derby as Mark Chapman is joined by Mark Lawrenson, former West Ham player Trevor Sinclair and the Daily Mail's Football news correspondent to react to the interview.

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  • Friday Sports Panel 10 Oct 14

    Fri, 10 Oct 14

    Duration:
    48 mins

    Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, England and Leicester Rugby Union lock forward Geoff Parling, and former England fast bowler and Ashes winner Matthew Hoggard to discuss the week's top sporting stories, including the fallout from Kevin Pietersen's book, the way concussion is dealt with and sporting retirements.

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  • Justin Gatlin Special 07 Oct 14

    Tue, 7 Oct 14

    Duration:
    82 mins

    With research suggesting that humans could retain the benefit of steroids for decades we ask if Justin Gatlin's dominance in sprinting after two drug bans is casting a long shadow over the sport. Mark Chapman is joined by Olympic Gold Medallist Darren Campbell, BBC Athletics Correspondent Mike Costello and BBC Chief Sports Writer Tom Fordyce. We'll hear from Justin Gatlin's manager, former British hurdles world champion Dai Greene, and the Scientist behind the study as well as the World Anti Doping Agency.

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  • Kevin Pietersen - 07 Oct 14

    Tue, 7 Oct 14

    Duration:
    98 mins

    Mark Chapman is joined by the BBC's Cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew and former England cricketer Steve Harmison to react to Kevin Pietersen's book and the ECB document that was obtained by the cricket website Cricinfo, which details behaviour by Kevin Pietersen during the last Ashes tour. We'll hear part of Pietersen's interview with Adrian Chiles which delves into some of the issues raised in his book and in the last half hour Test Match Special's Simon Hughes, and George Dobell from Cricinfo join us to take your reaction to all things KP.

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