Jordan Jarrett Bryan is a sports reporter for Channel 4 News.
The thing I love about sport is what it does to people. Not only the athletes themselves, but the supporters and followers of it. Sport can make athletes grow as people, but can also destroy them and turn them into someone they never wanted to be. But it also can make fans say and do things they never thought they'd think or do.
Sport reflects life and is a microcosm of it. Sport can make you laugh or cry, sport can make you laugh till your belly hurts, it can make you rage with anger. Sport can make you see things you never thought you would see. But importantly sport makes you think. Why do we support the team we support, follow the athlete we follow and devote our lives to the sport we do? Surely it’s more than just a geographical, national, gender or technical reason. We invest time in that sport/athlete because we identify with them or that team/person we aspire to be.
Reporting on a fabulous goal, a world class forehand or a great burst of sprinting is what turns me on. But what I live for, just as much as those moments is the sporting moments that make the everyday man go gaga.
There have already been reviews into abusive coaching in British cycling, swimming and canoeing.
France’s interior minister has defended police actions at the Champions League final saying they prevented deaths from happening.
Basketball stars in the US claim they have been told not to make a “big fuss” in public about Olympic medalist Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February.
Chelsea football club hosted Newcastle, but the London club have been placed in a financial straitjacket after owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned for his links to Vladimir Putin.
Chelsea’s Premier League match at Norwich this evening is going ahead despite the sanctions against Roman Abramovich.
The footballer Troy Deeney has launched a campaign to make the teaching of Black, Asian and ethnic minority history mandatory in schools – saying the current education system is failing children from minority backgrounds.
In a further twist, Australia’s immigration minister says he’s still deciding whether to intervene and revoke the visa again.
The tennis star Novak Djokovic has thanked his fans for their support as he waits for a court to decide if he can take part in the Australian Open.
Police have launched murder investigations after two teenage boys were stabbed to death in separate incidents in London within an hour of each other.
The Queen paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh in her first Christmas day broadcast since the death of her husband.
His testimony to MPs gave harrowing insight into the closed world of top-flight cricket.
Constant racist language, inhuman treatment and bosses who did nothing to stop it. The former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq has accused English cricket of being institutionally racist in highly charged testimony to MPs.
The chairman of Essex County Cricket Club has resigned. John Faragher was accused of using racist language in a meeting in 2017, which he strongly denies.
At least 100 club members have already backed a campaign calling for an emergency general meeting to demand change at the top, as more allegations of racism emerge.
The chairman was the first to go, and later on in the day two more members of Yorkshire County Cricket Club joined him in resigning.