Rhys Jones has described being selected for a third Commonwealth Games as his “gold medal moment”. Anything else he achieves on the Alexander Stadium track in Birmingham this summer will be a bonus, says the para sprinter.
So, the Ryan Giggs Wales era has officially ended. It was an announcement which almost certainly represents a full-stop conclusion to the strained 30-year association between the Cardiffian and his national football team. The word “officially” is important here: in both practical and emotional terms Robert Page is already Wales manager.
Profits made from Wales qualifying for the World Cup – expected to be around £4m - will go into improving grassroots facilities, the Football Association of Wales have pledged. The overall commercial revenue from Wales reaching their first finals of the tournament for 64 years could be at least £10m, it has been estimated. But the guaranteed part of that income – which comes from the FIFA prize money pot – will go straight into benefitting the game at lower levels.
By Graham Thomas Helen Ward believes sport is moving in the right direction when it comes to dealing with pregnancy and motherhood – but that didn’t stop her stressing over seeing her own kids on Mother’s Day. The iconic Wales striker – who is closing in on 100 international caps for her... Read More
By Hannah Blackwell Jade Jones believes she is back on course for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games after winning her first tournament since Tokyo 2020. Wales’ former taekwondo double Olympic champion is convinced she is on the right path for more Games glory after producing a stunning success in her return to... Read More
By Lucy Rees Laura Deas has insisted conditions in Beijing are to her liking as she prepares to back up Wales’ first Winter Olympic medal. Bronze medalist in PyeongChang four years ago, Deas is preparing for her second Olympic skeleton competition against a background of complaints from many athletes in China that... Read More
By Hannah Blackwell Laura Deas believes she can be inspired to win another Olympic medal when she heads to China for the Winter Olympics next month. Deas – the first Welsh woman to win a medal at the Winter Games – has been named in the Great Britain skeleton squad that will... Read More
Laura Deas will go for gold next month when the Welsh Olympian returns to the Games, this time being held in Beijing. She may be a specialist in skeleton – one of the most technically demanding of winter sports – but as she tells Lucy Rees, her foundation as an... Read More
Welsh athlete Adele Nicoll won a stunning bobsleigh World Cup silver... Read More