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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  • Sportshour: From Premier League to Prison Cell

    Sat, 16 Aug 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    26 days 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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  • Sportshour: India Blind to Cricket Progress

    Sat, 9 Aug 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    Sportshour comes from Old Trafford cricket ground where England and India are playing the 4th test. The game also hosted the first demonstration of blind cricket to take place at an international match. However India is still the only major test playing nation not to recognise their country's disability cricketers. We ask why and whether the prospect of inclusion in the Paralympics might force a change. We are joined by Mahantesh GK, General Secretary of the Cricket Association for the Blind in India, Mo Khatri, a member of the England blind cricket team, and Ian Martin from the ECB.

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  • Sportshour: Where Should Sport End and Politics Begin?

    Sat, 2 Aug 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    England cricketer Moeen Ali and Malaysian Commonwealth Games cyclist Azizulhasni Awang displayed messages relating to the conflict in Gaza, both were instructed by sporting authorities not to do so again. Also this week the Argentine Football Association was fined after the national team displayed a banner before a match that supported the country's claims over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, which are a British Overseas Territory. So should sport stars be allowed to express their political views whilst competing? We debate the issue with former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne and Milorad Cavic who in 2008 won gold at the European swimming championships but after wearing a T-shirt with a political message at the medal ceremony, was asked to leave the competition immediately.

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  • Sportshour: Football For All?

    Sat, 26 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    12 year old Clare Falls tells us about the campaign she has started to raise enough money to keep the "Pararoos", the Australian Paralympic football team, running after its funding was cut. She tells us about a novel challenge she has set in a letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbot and the significance of football for all.

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