The inside and personal story of the key moments from sporting history
How a Spanish woman hurdler won the right to compete despite having male chromosomes
Thu 8 Apr 2021
The Gulf state's first and only World Cup appearance, with a camel as team mascot
Thu 1 Apr 2021
How two Ghanaian athletes escaped during the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand in 1990
Thu 25 Mar 2021
The story of Gail Grandchamp, who campaigned for the right of women to box in the USA.
Thu 18 Mar 2021
In 2003, A.C. Perugia signed Al-Saadi Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan dictator
Thu 4 Mar 2021
How Elliot Mujaji won the first ever Paralympic gold medal for his country in 2000.
Thu 25 Feb 2021
The first international sports event for LGBT athletes was held in San Francisco in 1982.
Thu 18 Feb 2021
Manon Rhéaume became the first and only woman to play in the National Hockey League
Thu 11 Feb 2021
How the hockey-player from Darwin broke barriers by winning an Olympic gold medal in 1996
Thu 4 Feb 2021
The activist and champion who pushed for American football's landmark diversity policy
Thu 28 Jan 2021
In 2004, Mianne Bagger became the first transitioned woman to play professional golf
Thu 14 Jan 2021
In January 2001, Germany's Jutta Kleinschmidt won one of the biggest races in motorsport
Thu 7 Jan 2021
The American serviceman who won swimming glory a year after being blinded by a bomb
Thu 31 Dec 2020
The Canadian who's made a career out of dancing at big sports events around the world
Thu 17 Dec 2020
The motorbike world champion whose high-speed triumphs united a divided country
Thu 10 Dec 2020
How campaigners used direct action to stop South Africa's apartheid teams touring the UK
Thu 3 Dec 2020
How the West Indian all-rounder took England by storm in the 1920s and 30s.
Thu 26 Nov 2020
Ex-England striker Gary Lineker on Maradona's legendary World Cup quarter-final in 1986
Thu 19 Nov 2020
How the chess prodigy overcame sexism in her sport and defeated the all-time greats.
Thu 12 Nov 2020
The story of Silvio Velo, the captain of Argentina's world-beating blind football team
Thu 5 Nov 2020
How Bula Choudhury was the first woman to swim straits of the world's seven seas.
Thu 29 Oct 2020
The Polish table tennis champion who began her Paralympic career aged just 11.
Thu 22 Oct 2020
In November 1978, the defender became the first black Englishman to play for his country.
Thu 15 Oct 2020
Garrett McNamara broke the world record for biggest wave ever surfed in 2011 at Nazaré
Thu 8 Oct 2020
Ex-Premiership star Kolo Toure on how a team in Ivory Coast modernised football in Africa
Thu 1 Oct 2020
How Sizwe Ndlovu became the first black African to win an Olympic rowing gold in 2012.
Thu 24 Sep 2020
The aboriginal runner who became the hero of the Sydney Olympics in 2000
Thu 10 Sep 2020
Why cyclists in lockdown are riding the equivalent of climbing the world's highest peak
Thu 3 Sep 2020
The story of Nigeria's most successful female paralympian.
Thu 27 Aug 2020
The British hurdler who overcame private emotional struggles to win an Olympic bronze
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