Paul Rhys

Paul Rhys

Europe

Stand up paddle boarding fighting for control of the sport

The world championships of stand up paddle boarding is taking place in Denmark with a record number of athletes competing. But there's a fight over who should run what could become an Olympic sport.

Stand up paddle boarding fighting for control of the sport

Europe

Appeal bid to stop deportation of Afghan woman, 106, from Sweden

The family of an 106-year-old Afghan woman is appealing against a decision by Swedish authorities to deport her from the European country.

Appeal bid to stop deportation of Afghan woman, 106, from Sweden

Europe

Female rugby players struggle after retirement

The women’s Rugby World Cup in Belfast, Northern Ireland has elevated the status of the female players in the game. But with nearly every team coached by a man, women have less chance of a future in rugby after retirement.

Female rugby players struggle after retirement

Europe

Women's rugby makes big strides

The Women's Rugby World Cup, which has been jointly hosted by Ireland and Northern Ireland, has shown the progress but also the limitations facing the female sport.

Women's rugby makes big strides

Europe

Sweden holds first female-only jockeys championship

The first women-only world championship in horse racing has been held in Sweden. The event, which took place north of Stockholm, could become a fixture in the racing calendar.

Sweden holds first female-only jockeys championship

Europe

Greenland aim for FIFA recognition

A football team with big ambitions are putting their skills on show at the world island games. Greenland are using the event to push their case for FIFA recognition. More than 2,000 athletes have converged on the Swedish territory of Gotland.

Greenland aim for FIFA recognition

Europe

Island Games 2017 kick off in Sweden's Gotland

More than 2,000 athletes have converged on a remote Swedish territory for the World Island Games 2017. Twenty-three islands are represented. For many taking part it was a mission just to get to Gotland.

Island Games 2017 kick off in Sweden's Gotland

Europe

FIBA 3x3 World Cup gets under way in France

The world’s best players of 3x3, an urban version of basketball that was recently added to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, are in the French city of Nantes for the 2017 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.

FIBA 3x3 World Cup gets under way in France

Sweden

Swedish school includes skateboarding in curriculum

Skateboarding hasn’t always managed to shake off its image as a counterculture sport. But from 2020 it will be part of the Olympic Games and one school in Sweden has adopted skating as a part of its curriculum

Swedish school includes skateboarding in curriculum

Europe

Manchester United win Europa League trophy for first time

English football club Manchester United has won the Europa League trophy for the first time in its history, beating Ajax 2-0 in the final in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm.

Manchester United win Europa League trophy for first time

France

Horse racing: France moves to promote female jockeys

Horse racing has traditionally been a male dominated field despite victories for women in elite races such as Australia's Melbourne Cup. But moves to promote women are being made in France, where a two kilogram handicap has been introduced.

Horse racing: France moves to promote female jockeys

Europe

Change in France raises mixed martial arts’ hopes

Mixed martial arts, or MMA, is one of the fastest growing global sports. Fighters in France are struggling to create a future after MMA was banned in the country. Now the change of government could give them cause for hope.

Change in France raises mixed martial arts’ hopes