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23 Jun

Media advisory: Rio Olympic medal targets, Jul 14

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This will be the final update from UK Sport ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics

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22 Jun

Media advisory: Discover Your Gold, Jul 12

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UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) will be launching a new, multi-sport talent identification campaign searching for future champions in a wide range of Olympic and Paralympic sports

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20 Jun

Euros’ press centres as deflating as match balls

French cuisine: Hack's cheese sandwich (or what passed for a cheese sandwich) in the press centre

If you thought the tournament footballs deflating, the French pitches too leaden and the crowd-control non-existent, then you ought to take a look at the sandwiches on offer in the press centres at Euro 2016. One football hack has been blogging from France since the tournament started, and can be guaranteed not to make a meal of tonight’s England match

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16 Jun

Hopps: ‘Regional press has given up on county cricket’

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“The world for a cricket writer in England, beyond the international circuit, is an unforgiving one, and the resilience and talent of those who find a way to survive is deeply impressive”

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14 Jun

Accreditation: England lacrosse v US, Jul 2

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Accreditation is open for England’s women’s lacrosse international against the world champions, the United States, at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford on Saturday July 2

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24 Sep

Ensure that your expense claims all add up


BARRY KERNON, from accountancy firm HW Fisher, the SJA’s auditors, offers more insight about how freelance journalists can get their tax returns right

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18 May

Winning numbers will make your copy add up

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It may be overlooked, but to be a sports writer you need to be as good with numbers as you are with words, writes ROB STEEN

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21 Mar

Dear Keith: How do I become a sports journalist?

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Wish I had a pound for everyone who comes to see me saying: “I’d like a job in sports journalism.” Sadly, their qualifications rarely match their ambitions

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