Congratulations to triathletes Jonny Brownlee, Jess Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Leeds Beckett University student Alex Yee on their wonderful gold medal in the Olympic mixed relay event

Sportsmen are so often denied the perfect ending but Jonny Brownlee was able to bow out in style on the biggest stage of all as he completed the full set of Olympic medals. After the relative disappointment of the individual event, where Brownlee finished fifth, he played a key role in a dominant British…

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Yorkshire puts Team GB on the road to Olympic glory

An Olympic cyclist with strong links to Bradford has been described as a ‘once in a generation’ rider after he stormed to gold at the 2020 Tokyo games. Tom Pidcock won the men’s mountain bike race by 20 seconds to capture Britain’s first ever medal of any colour in the event. The 21-year-old Yorkshireman started…

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Good luck message to all Leeds athletes at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Leeds City Council would like to wish all athletes that are from or based in the city, the very best of luck in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Councillor Salma Arif, Leeds City Council’s executive member for public health and active lifestyles said: “Being selected to compete in an Olympic Games is alone a tremendous…

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Leeds parks tennis coaching programme earns prestigious national award

A tennis coaching programme undertaken in communities across Leeds has received a prestigious national accolade. In recognition of the efforts made through the ‘Leeds Parks Community Tennis Programme’ to adapt to Covid-19 restrictions and inspire a new generation of adults and children to take up the game after lockdown, the initiative was named as…

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The Rugby League World Cup Nations Trail is coming to Leeds!

Leeds is proud to be a host city for the Rugby League World Cup 2021. We can’t wait to welcome the men’s teams from Jamaica and Ireland, and the women’s teams from Brazil, Canada, Papua New Guinea and hosts England for the Rugby League World Cup 2021. There is sure to be a carnival atmosphere…

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AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds routes announced

For the first time all races at AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds will start and finish in Roundhay Park, with all routes reaching the same finish line outside the park’s Mansion House. With a packed weekend of action on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June, British Triathlon have released the confirmed routes for all…

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New state-of-the-art gym opens its doors at Middleton Leisure Centre

A new state-of-the-art gym at a popular south Leeds leisure centre has officially opened this month. Equipment on offer at the new gym in Middleton Leisure Centre includes 70 exercise stations, a dedicated free weights area and new personal fitness programmes which includes the offer of a free body composition analysis to users. In…

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Opening hours of Garforth Leisure Centre extended due to demand

The opening hours of a popular outer east Leeds leisure centre have been significantly extended from this week. As part of the new schedule, service users will now be able to use all of the facilities at Garforth Leisure Centre from 6am-10pm on Monday-Friday. Previously, the opening hours at the facility from Monday-Friday were…

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Completion of exciting Emerald Headingley Stadium refurbishment to be marked by special Community Engagement Day and Proms on the Pitch

Two special celebration events are to be held this year to mark the completion of exciting redevelopment work at Emerald Headingley Stadium. In what promise to be unforgettable occasions for all those in attendance, a city-wide Community Engagement Day including school children and young people will take place on Wednesday, July 17, and be…

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100 Days to the UCI Road World Championships

Celebrations are taking place across Yorkshire to mark 100 days to go until the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. Official Yorkshire 2019 flags have been presented to the nine local authorities who are hosting a race start or finish, and these will be flown from key locations between now and the Championships, which are…

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‘India’s biggest cricket fan’ enjoys the delights of Leeds as part of tour of host cities for this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup

Visit Britain have been running a campaign in India to find the country’s biggest cricket fan ahead of this year’s Cricket World Cup. The enthusiasm for cricket in India has been captured by this Visit Britain campaign to promote England to Indian tourists through a partnership with ESPN Cricinfo, an online sports broadcaster in…

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