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Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.

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    • 3.9, 306 Ratings

Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.

    Mental health and horse racing

    Mental health and horse racing

    Kelly Cates and BBC News reporter Charlotte Gallagher explore the issues surrounding mental health in horse racing, looking at the pressures that are placed on those working in the industry, and the support that is available to them. Former jockey Kevin Tobin describes his experiences with mental health problems and how he sought help to recover. And Simon Jones, whose son Tim took his own life in 2019, discusses his work to train mental health first aiders in the industry.
    If you need support with mental health, help and support is available: https://bbc.in/2BFW9oG

    • 28 min
    Archive from 2017: On Bended Knee - NFL Protest Special

    Archive from 2017: On Bended Knee - NFL Protest Special

    Originally released in October 2017....

    Mark Chapman examines the controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling for the national anthem and how it has spread to the rest of American sport.

    Find out why players do it, the impact they've had and the roles played by social injustices, the military and government.

    Plus, we analyse whether the debate it has caused has further split the US along racial lines. You'll hear from the man who started it all, Colin Kaepernick, along with a former NFL player, a current NFL team owner, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    The Guest List - Carl Froch, Brian O’Driscoll, Colin Montgomerie and more

    The Guest List - Carl Froch, Brian O’Driscoll, Colin Montgomerie and more

    We are joined by four-time super-middleweight champion boxer Carl Froch, who has worries for Anthony Joshua before his recently announced fight with Tyson Fury.

    Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll talks taking up baking, playing in empty stadiums and being mistaken for former Ireland team-mate Ronan O’Gara.

    We catch up with new friends - racing driver Daniil Kvyat and Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil – to hear how the music and gaming lessons are going.

    To what extent has the postponement of Tokyo 2020 and the coronavirus lockdown affected athletes and their training? That’s the question we put to multiple Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey.

    Scottish golf great Colin Montgomerie debates how the sport has changed and what needs to happen moving forward to make it a more level playing field.

    Tennis star Katie Boulter reveals she is also competitive off the court, especially when it comes to board and card games with her housemate, and fellow tennis player, Laura Robson.

    Plus we look ahead to Royal Ascot with its director of racing, Nick Smith.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    The Inside Track: How can sport tackle racism?

    The Inside Track: How can sport tackle racism?

    Chris Grant from Sport England - one of the most senior black administrators in British Sport – debates how to tackle racism and inequality in sport. We also hear from Rugby World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi, who is the only black person on the Rugby Football Union's council, about her goal to become president of the RFU. Plus gymnast Nile Wilson opens up about his struggles with gambling, gaming and social media.

    • 49 min
    The Guest List: Shaka Hislop, Jack Laugher, Tom Marquand and more

    The Guest List: Shaka Hislop, Jack Laugher, Tom Marquand and more

    After the death of George Floyd, we speak to former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, who is now the honorary president of the anti-racism campaign Show Racism The Red Card. Jockey Tom Marquand tells us what it’s like to be back racing and his first ride for trainer Aidan O'Brien. Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott chats sugar-free pancakes and substituting rollerblades for skis. We catch up with Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle to find out what arrangements are needed to pull off staging two Grand Prix rounds at the track. Rugby league star Jon Wilkin discusses the best way to restart the Super League and the struggles of running a business during the current pandemic. Plus, Olympic and commonwealth champion diver Jack Laugher talks gaming in lockdown and how at 25, he is seen as old in his sport.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Matt Dawson’s Rugby Show – What next for rugby?

    Matt Dawson’s Rugby Show – What next for rugby?

    Sonja McLaughlan and Matt Dawson are joined by Chris Jones, Paul Grayson and Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond as rugby considers a major shake-up amid the coronavirus pandemic. There is also the matter of the 2020 Six Nations to settle, plus could we see summer rugby in a new global calendar?

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
306 Ratings

306 Ratings

cmclsport ,

Guest List been good, work to do still

These have been great in recent weeks. The Guest Lineup has been really good with some fantastic interviews. Some really insightful and honest interviews. Now that the guests don’t have to talk about their sport or competition they’re genuinely honest!

The loss of Sportsweek and no more Garry Richardson remains a huge black hole at 5 live. With such good access to sports people currently as their schedules are free, will be interesting to see how 5 live try to continue this when live sport eventually returns.

:) - Stevie Nicoll ,

Jimmy Armfield a legend

As a Leeds fan who was around when Leeds were at the Euro Final,
Jimmy was a shining light who is one of my heroes
Great programme, well done the BBC
If today’s footballers had half as much charisma and geniality that he had, the Premier League would be a very different place
RIP a true legend of the game

chowchow1974 ,

Why no Six Nations preview download?

As above

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