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WALES 1 YUGOSLAVIA 1 - 1976 European Championship Quarter Final 2nd Leg, Ninian Park Cardiff - 22nd May 1976

Wales could be excused for their disappointing Home Internationals campaign, as they alone of the sides involved had bigger fish to fry in May 1976. The lone representative from these Isles in the European Championship quarter finals faced an uphill task as they tried to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg in Zagreb, but the Welsh nation was filled with hope of a first major finals appearance since the 1958 World Cup. 1,337 more words

Elise Christie and the European Short Track Championships

It has undoubtedly been a long twelve months for Elise Christie. Thrust into an unlikely media spotlight via three disqualifications (of increasing inevitability) during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Great Britain’s brightest star in short track must have wondered what she’d got herself into. 1,200 more words

British Sport

Smooth's Podium Picks - European Championships 2015

The third big regional championship this month is in Stockholm, where 150 skaters from over 20 different countries will vie for individual and team titles. It’s the first time since 1947 that an international competition in Figure Skating is being held in Sweden. 931 more words

Figure Skating

ESOC Sprint

Today was the seasons first international race, European Championships in sprint. The organiser had done an amazing job putting on a great event just some days after it was “no” snow in the terrain. 271 more words

SkiO

MatchDay Memory: Luis Suarez Then and Now Part I (Luis Suarez Miramontes)

Imagine a time in the distant future when a player named Luis Enrique joins FC Barcelona or a new Hughes is signed by Manchester United.  That player will inevitably be compared to their predecessor, with the shadow of former glory always hovering around the player.  656 more words

La Liga

Running in Wales: A review of 2014

2014 has been another successful year for athletics in Wales, and Cardiff in particular. More people are taking up running, club memberships have increased, and race participation is as high as ever. 360 more words

Cardiff

Romain Haguenauer: "Gabriella and Guillaume want to be different"

There has been no rise more meteoric this season than that of France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron. From 13th place at the World Championships in Japan in March of last year, they made everybody sit up and take notice when they claimed gold at Cup of China in November and defeated World champions Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte in the process. 1,796 more words