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Olympic24: Dujardin takes World Cup victory in Las Vegas

Charlotte Dujardin is back in the winners' enclosure and Great Britain's ice hockey team are still unbeaten at their World Championships. Here's...

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Olympic24: Reade back on track and hockey clash a sell out

Shanaze Reade has finalised her Rio 2016 target and it's a busy week at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with hockey, boxing and swimming all t...

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Olympic24: Furniss relishing nationals; Lionhearts beaten

The British Lionhearts endured a difficult night in London as Joe Joyce lost his unbeaten record and the team fell 4-1 and Hannah England says s...

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Olympic24: 2015 GB canoe slalom team named, Jonas retires

British Canoeing announce senior slalom team for 2015 season while Natasha Jonas announces her retirement from boxing. Here's our review of the ...

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History-maker Jonas calls time on boxing career

From taking up boxing ten years ago as a way to lose weight to becoming the first woman to box for Great Britain at the Olympic Games, it has be...

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Biography

James DeGale represented Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Middleweight boxing event, winning gold. In the quarterfinals, he beat a former Olympic gold medalist from Athens (Bakhtiyar Artayev) and in the semi-final once again beat the Irishman Darren Sutherland (prior to this latest meeting the boxers had fought five times with Sutherland winning four and DeGale only one). In the final DeGale won, a scrappy and bad tempered affair against the Cuban Emilio Correa who was deducted two points in the first round for biting DeGale's shoulder. Nicknamed ‘Chunky’, DeGale started boxing aged 10 when his father and grandfather took him along to his first boxing club, Trogan. His career took off with flying colours as he won numerous junior championships.