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.
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.
The world premiere of a new musical is about to open in London’s West End, which celebrates the life and music of Bob Marley.
British tennis star Emma Raducanu has split from the coach who helped lead her to her US Open triumph, saying she needs a more experienced mentor to take her to the next level of tennis glory.
Afghanistan’s flag will be included in tomorrow’s opening ceremony for the Paralympics, even though the country’s athletes are unable to make it to Japan for the games.
A number of Paralympic teams have withdrawn from Tokyo 2020, due to the difficulties of pandemic travel and quarantine measures.
In Tokyo, the build up to next week’s opening ceremony has begun.
More than 250 people have applied to a project which hopes to send a physically disabled person into space for the first time. Since it was launched earlier this year, 257 people have applied for the European Space Agency’s (Esa) “parastronaut feasibility project”, including 20 men and 11 women from the UK, Channel 4 News…
The British Olympic silver medallist CJ Ujah has been named as one of four athletes who are now the subject of disciplinary proceedings, after being accused of violating anti-doping rules.
The Euro 2020 final begins at 20:00 BST and Jordan Jarrett-Bryan is in Wembley Way.
Well it’s just two hours to go until kick-off and the excitement is building here in Wembley and across England.
It’s 55 years since the England men’s football team won a major tournament – but that could all change tomorrow night if they beat Italy in the Euro 2020 final.