Sportshour

Sportshour

The world's sport stories and issues. Sportshour examines the human side of sport and its relationship with politics, culture and society around the world. Presented by Caroline Barker.

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Recent episodes (5)

  • Sportshour: Gareth Thomas: Out and Proud in Rugby

    Sat, 13 Sep 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Sportshour speak to Gareth Thomas who remains one of just a hand full of elite level sports stars to come out whilst still playing. Having retired he has written an autobiography and is working on a movie of his life. He tells us of his struggle and what sports governing bodies need to do to eradicate homophobia and ensure sportsmen are judged only by their ability on the field.

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  • Sportshour: The Man Behind the Bucket

    Sat, 6 Sep 14

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Sportshour meets Peter Frates the inspiration behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The former baseball player and ALS sufferer might have lost his voice through the disease, but his message is being received loud and clear thanks to his ice bucket challenge going viral. His mother Nancy tells us about her son, his battle against ALS and how he inspired the first ALS ice bucket challenge.

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  • Sportshour: NFL... New Season, New Punishments

    Sat, 30 Aug 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    A week before the new American Football season starts, the sports governing body the NFL has redefined it's punishment guidelines for domestic violence after many said they were too lenient. Now any NFL employee, not just players, found to have engaged in domestic violence will be suspended without pay for six games. A second offence and a life-time ban can be imposed. Katie Hnida knows all too well about violence against women in and around the sport. She overcame prejudice, bullying and an alleged rape to become the first woman to score points in a college game.

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  • Sportshour: Ferguson, Football and the Future

    Sat, 23 Aug 14

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Available:
    8 days remaining

    Ferguson’s McClure High School football team, The Comets, are back training and ready for the first game of the season this weekend. We speak to their coach Mario MacDonald. What impact have the riots in Missouri had on young people in the area?

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  • Sportshour: From Premier League to Prison Cell

    Sat, 16 Aug 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    According to figures from the charity Xpro nearly 350 former footballers will start the new season behind bars. So why are so many in the British justice system and is enough done to help them? We hear from former Liverpool trainee Michael Kinsella who spent 12 years in jail for drug dealing but now helps footballers readjust once their careers are over. Plus Xpro Chief Executive Officer Geoff Scott on whether it’s time to put a cap on young players wages.

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