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.
the challenge of trying to get there is even more unfeasible for fans with disabilities.
For generations, some black fathers say they’ve been stereotyped as absent, promiscuous and poor role models for their children.
18 women drivers have been taking part in the inaugural W Series in Hockenheim today – a groundbreaking event in a sport that remains stubbornly male.
Professional footballers have been taking part in a 24 hour social media strike. The #Enough campaign is in protest at the way they say Twitter are dealing with racism on its platform.
How people with disabilities are best represented on screen has been a challenge for the film industry for years, and it’s once more in the spotlight with Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston’s latest movie, in which he plays a quadriplegic. In an attempt to examine whether things are changing, the British Film Institute has just…
Tributes have been paid to the doyen of British sports writing, Hugh McIlvanney, who’s died at the age of 84. From the 1966 World Cup final to Muhammad Ali’s famous clash with George Foreman, he witnessed some of the world’s biggest sporting events during his 60-year career.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has announced his impending retirement as he struggles with a hip injury.
He left everything behind when he fled the Syrian war. 24 year old Eid Aljazairili couldn’t even swim when he made the risky journey by boat across the Mediterranean – finally reaching the UK where he was granted asylum. He soon realised he had a passion – and rare gift – for swimming – and…
He used to make false teeth by day and create the need for them at night. World featherweight boxing Champion Josh Warrington says the precision and concentration he learned as a dental technician has given him the chops to win all twenty seven of his fights so far.
For the second time in a week, Chelsea football fans have been accused of deeply offensive behaviour, after reports of pockets of anti-semitic chanting at last night’s match in Budapest. In a strongly-worded statement, Chelsea FC said those responsible had “shamed the club”.
Climbing is the latest sport to be included in the Olympics. Terrifying, if you hate heights, lose your balance and shy away from zen like discipline. But for one growing group of climbing fans, young people with learning difficulties, this need for focus presents an added challenge.
The budget airline Ryanair is facing widespread outrage on social media after it apparently failed to remove a passenger who launched a racist tirade against a lady in the seat next to him and instead moved her. Another passenger filmed the incident which has now been watched over two million times online. Ryanair later said…
The epidemic of violence in our jails is not just confined to adult prisons.
He was one of the world’s leading black ballet stars, the first to win international fame. Tributes have poured in for the pioneering US dancer Arthur Mitchell – who’s died at the age of 84. He won over audiences in segregation-era America who were shocked by his pairing with a white prima ballerina – later…
The cricketer Ben Stokes has been included in England’s squad for the third test against India – after he was found NOT guilty of affray on Tuesday, over a fracas he was involved in last September. Head coach Trevor Bayliss said he took the decision for Stokes’ “well being” – although he has yet to…