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#45) Elise Christie

Photo credit: Martin Holtom It’s difficult finding a genuine reason to dislike Elise Christie. Her quirky personality, motivational Instagram posts and relative humbleness despite her immense talent all serve to make the short track speed skater highly endearing. She is a journalist’s dream too,…

#42) Harlequins

Photo credit: @HarlequinsWomen Women’s rugby is on an incredible upward curve right now. It seems that every five minutes something groundbreaking occurs, whether it be the introduction of full-time contracts, new sponsors for major tournaments or outstanding performances. Attendance figures have also been smashed…

#41) Stacey Copeland

This week SportSpiel founder and co-host Alasdair Hooper writes about an athlete he describes as a pioneer, innovator and inspiration to all women. Pave the way. Three words that sound so simple but can mean so much. Those words can challenge prejudice, change society,…

#27) Emily Glanvill

‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out?’ An oft-used quote from children’s author Thomas Seuss Geisel – or Dr. Seuss as he is more famously known – this is a statement relevant to as many people as it isn’t. One individual…

#24) Sammi Kinghorn

Ask any journalist to recount everything they’ve written and it is almost guaranteed they won’t be able to remember the majority. But every now and again there is one that sticks with you forever. For me that’s the tale of Sammi Kinghorn. What the…

#21) Alex Paske

Photo credit: Alex Paske “It’s so important to be passionate about what you do. That’s what we tell every child we work with, whether that’s in sport or otherwise.” These are the words of Alex Paske, the founder of the Mintridge Foundation and winner…

#19) Lizzy Yarnold

Retirement is one of sport’s inevitabilities, alongside success, failure and injury. And while there will always be some upset at seeing their favourite athletes walking away, the mark of one that’s truly special is the universal outpouring of love sent their way after making…

#4) Beth Dobbin

Have you heard about the sprinter who went from relative obscurity and missing out on a place at the Commonwealth Games by 0.01s to British champion in the space of a few months, breaking a 34-year-old record on the way? Sounds too good to…

My Top 10 Sporting Moments – 2017 (Part II)

As another year draws to a close it’s once again time for me to reflect on my favourite memories from the previous 12 months. This year’s list features game changing moments, unadulterated chaos, new faces rising to the top and old ones setting yet…