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Elfyn Evans Slips To Fifth As Rally Monza Leaderboard Changes

Good morning.....and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Elfyn Evans bids to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned World Rally Champion. The 31-year-old is lying fourth after Thursday's opening special stage of Rally Monza on Thursday.

Neil Harris Insists Fanless Cardiff City Are "Not Fussed" By Watford Supporters

Neil Harris insists he is “not fussed” by the presence of Watford fans for Cardiff City’s visit to Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Bluebirds manager is more concerned by the continued absence of his own club’s fans from home games which he says is leading to unfairness within the Championship. Fans returned to Football League matches for the first time in 266 days on Wednesday as clubs in tiers one and two welcomed back supporters.

Zoe Backstedt's World Cup CX Campaign Hit By COVID-19 Rules

Zoe Backstedt's chances of claiming another UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup victory this month have been dashed by COVID-19 regulations. Cycling's governing body has cancelled the junior women's races that were scheduled to take place victory in Belgium, in Namur on 20 December and Dendermonde on 27 December.

It's A Case Of Steady Elfyn As Evans Launches WRC Title Bid In Monza

Elfyn Evans admitted he took it steady as he got his bid to be crowned World Rally Champion underway in Monza. Having had a spin in the pre-event shakedown earlier in the morning, the title pacesetter took a cautious approach on SS1 in Monza's F1 circuit.

Diversity Levels In Welsh Sport Described As "Shameful" After New Survey

Former Wales striker Nathan Blake has told sports in Wales to stop talking and start doing something about their lack of diversity. His call comes after an ITV Wales investigation revealed levels of diversity that were described as "shocking" and "shameful" by Race Council Cymru. A survey conducted showed there are only 19 people from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background out of 765 employees across some of Wales' biggest sports governing bodies.

FAW Back Laura McAllister Bid For FIFA

Laura McAllister has been backed by the Football Association of Wales to bring expertise and insight to world football’s governing body. Professor McAllister – a former Wales captain, former chair of Sport Wales and now professor of public policy and governance at Cardiff University – has is standing for election to FIFA’s council. Nominated by the FAW and backed by the other home associations, McAllister is bidding to become UEFA’s designated female representative on FIFA council.

Gerwyn Price Facing All-Wales Clash When He Starts World Championship Bid

Gerwyn Price could face an all Wales clash when he begins his bid for the William Hill World Darts Championship later this month. The No 3 seed has been drawn against either countryman Jamie Lewis or Luke Woodhouse in the second round.

Wales Golf Events To Return Next Year In New Finals Format

Golfers around Wales will be able to enjoy the first Club Finals Weekend next year, with several of the traditional tournaments being wrapped into one event. The COVID-19 pandemic meant those events were cancelled in 2020, but also saw lessons learned which have contributed to planning ahead for their hopeful return in 2021.

Elfyn Evans' Shakedown Spin A Timely Warning For WRC Title Bid

Elfyn Evans discovered just how treacherous this weekend's World Rally Championship title decider could be as he spun on the pre-event shakedown in Monza. The title pacesetter was caught-out at one of the chicanes in the snowy and slippery conditions on the F1 circuit.

Made In Dolgellau, Forged In Cumbria, Crowned In Monza - The Path To World Glory Taken By Elfyn Evans

Elfyn Evans is on the verge of becoming the first Welshman to win the FIA World Rally Championship drivers’ title, with just the final Rally Monza (3-6 December) between him and glory. And after a remarkable first season with the Toyota team, the 31-year old Dolgellau ace doesn’t need to win the event to secure the title.

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Seven Welsh Swimmers Named In World Class Programme

Seven Welsh swimmers have been named in British Swimming's World Class Programme for 2020/21. Georgia Davies (Energy Standard), Calum... Read More

Proud Calum Agonisingly Close To Worlds Medal

Calum Jarvis was a proud man after the Great Britain 4x200m freestyle relay squad finished fifth at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The 27-year-old swam the second leg as the British quartet came home in 7mins 02.04secs, just 0.06secs off the podium as Duncan Scott set a new... Read More

Alys Thomas Aims To Ride The Wave A Year After The Swim Of Her Life

Four Welsh swimmers are off to South Korea for the World Aquatics Championships, which begin in just over a week’s time. One of those, Alys Thomas, spoke to Liz Byrnes about living up to her new reputation following last year’s stunning Commonwealth Games success. When Alys Thomas won the 200m butterfly... Read More

Dan Jervis Heads Quartet Of Welsh Swimmers In GB Squad For Worlds

Dan Jervis will spearhead a four-strong... Read More

Alys Thomas Strikes Double Gold As Lewis Fraser Rewrites Welsh Record Books

Alys Thomas added the 100m butterfly title to her 200m gold while Lewis Fraser broke the Welsh 50m butterfly record on a night when the promise of youth and the rewards that come from resilience were all on display as the British Swimming Championships concluded in Glasgow. While 28-year-old Thomas... Read More

Alys Thomas Leads Six Welsh Swimmers In British Squad, But Jazz Carlin Takes A Break

Jazz Carlin is taking a break from swimming and has not been included alongside Alys Thomas, Chloe Tutton, Georgia Davies, Kath Greenslade, Calum Jarvis and Daniel Jervis in British Swimming’s world class performance programme. The six Welsh swimmers are included but there is no place for Carlin, who will lose... Read More
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