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Formula 1: Monaco Grand Prix

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Sunday May 25
Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
Sky Sports F1 1pm

Nico Rosberg grew up in Monaco. Last year, he achieved a lifelong ambition by winning its iconic Grand Prix, exactly 30 years after his father Keke achieved the same feat.

Joe Launchbury: 'The seventh place playoff has given us a new target'

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Whose bright idea was this? We’re sitting at Twickenham opposite England star Joe Launchbury, talking all things Wasps and England ahead of a huge few weeks for the London side, and the question that has just left our mouth seems a risky one. “Is it fair to say you’re a bit soft?” To clarify, Joe Launchbury is six foot six. Sport is not.

Andrew Jordan: 'You do whatever it takes to get past someone...'

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The BTCC Champion talks ahead of the season opener at Brands Hatch

Are you looking forward to defending your crown?
“Yeah, I can’t wait. They’ve brought quite a few champions back as well, so including myself there are gonna be seven champions on the grid, which is really cool.”

Is there a target on your back now?
“To an extent, but equally they probably have the same view as me. I go to beat whoever is there – champion or not.”

Rugby Union: James O’Connor interview

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Aviva Premiership: London Irish v Bath
Saturday March 22
Madejski Stadium
BT Sport 5.30pm

Ahead of London Irish’s St Patrick’s Party game against Bath, Sport caught up with their Australian superstar James O’Connor in an extended edition of the interview that ran in our printed edition.

Lewis Hamilton: 'One world title isn't a fair reflection of my ability'

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Lewis Hamilton has a bucket list on his phone.

He’s constantly adding new things: experiences he wants to try, goals he wants to achieve. There’s no particular order, he tells us, but we’d wager that if there were, winning a second Formula 1 world title would be top of the list.

Katie Summerhayes: 'I'd love to win a medal'

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Another slopestyle skier from Sheffield, 18-year-old Katie Summerhayes, is out to make her mark at the Winter Olympics

A serious cruciate knee injury threatened to burst Katie Summerhayes’ dreams of making the Winter Olympics. But, after reconstructive surgery, she returned to training in November and won silver at the final competition before the Games – a World Cup event in Gstaad. Sport caught up with her just before her flight to Sochi – where, like fellow Sheffield native James Woods, she is a big medal hope in slopestyle skiing.

James Woods: 'I’d be so proud to bring a medal back'

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Slopestyle skiing tests creativity and technique. Don’t be surprised to see Sheffield’s James Woods high up in the standings on Thursday

Lizzy Yarnold: 'I’ve got so much adrenaline running through me'

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There is no woman hotter than Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold in the ice-cold world of skeleton racing right now.

Sufferfests: 'Whatever flaws you have as a human come to light'

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Held twice a year in the middle of a forest in Vermont, USA, the Death Race deprives entrants of sleep for more than 48 hours. It has no set start time, no specific end point, and gives racers no forewarning of exactly what they might be asked to do.

Winter Olympics: Speed skating

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Sprinting on ice sounds like ITV’s next reality show, but it’s actually a sport dating back to the first Winter Games

As with many winter sports, speed skating is pleasingly straightforward – athletes legging it round a track of ice as quickly as they can on skates. Not one for us (certainly not after we took out a small girl at the Kew Gardens rink last Christmas), but it can provide excellent and dramatic viewing.

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