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20170616

Discussion on the week's sporting issues, plus a look a look ahead to the weekend.

Eleanor Oldroyd tackles the biggest issues in sport this week with a panel of athletes who've reached the top of their games.

After England's under 20's footballers won the biggest trophy for the country since 1966 we ask: after success at a young age how do you make the next step up in sport?

The US Open golf got underway yesterday but all the talk amongst golfers was so-called "unplayable" rough. Do athletes have a right to complain about challenging conditions?

And finally after a report highlighted culture of bullying at British Cycling, is the quest for medals affecting the way governing bodies look after their athletes?

Joining Eleanor to discuss these issues and more are: Olympic gold winning sailor Hannah Mills, double European 400m champion Martyn Rooney and County championship winning bowler, Toby Roland-Jones. Plus a look ahead to this weekend's action.

20170623

Discussion on the week's sporting issues, plus a look a look ahead to the weekend.

Eleanor Oldroyd tackles the week's biggest sport debates in the discussion you won't hear anywhere else. Today she asks: is England rugby union coach, Eddie Jones right in saying too much money too soon holds back athletes' hunger for sporting gold? And, is Mohammed Amir's journey from spot fixing ban to Pakistan's triumphant ICC Champions Trophy campaign the perfect story of sporting redemption?

Joining Eleanor to debate these issues along with the upcoming Lions test against New Zealand and the start of the women's cricket World Cup are: Five time Ashes winning cricketer Lydia Greenway, former Scotland and British Lions Rugby Union star Simon Taylor and five time para-equestrian Paralympic gold medallist Natasha Baker.

20170630

Discussion on the week's sporting issues, plus a look a look ahead to the weekend.

Eleanor Oldroyd and a panel of sports stars at the top of their games tackle the big issues in sport this week.

As tennis player, Dan Evans potentially faces a 5 year ban for testing positive for cocaine, he has been told it could be less if his use was not related to enhancing his on-court performance. Is this the right approach compared to people in other professions? And how do sports stars handle the pressure to be squeaky clean in all aspects of their lives?

Following John McEnroe's controversial comments about Serena Williams and F1 driver, Sebastian Vettel's "road rage" moment at last weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, how do you control your emotions in top-flight sport?

Joining Eleanor to discuss these and more are former England fast bowler, Ryan Sidebottom, World champion swimmer Fran Halsall and Rugby Union World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi. Plus a look ahead to this weekend's sporting action.

20171027

Eleanor Oldroyd with Greg Rutherford, Hannah Cockroft and Helen Richardson-Walsh.

20171103

Discussion on the week's sporting issues with Eleanor Oldroyd.

Eleanor Oldroyd tackles the big issues in sport this week with a panel of athletes who've reached the top of their games.

After England's cricketers announced a self-imposed alcohol ban during the Ashes - how do you balance discipline and relaxation on tour? And is Warren Gatland right to say that coaches always get the blame when things go wrong in team sports?

Joining Eleanor to discuss all this and more are: four-time grand slam champion wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett, British javelin record holder and three times Olympian Goldie Sayers and former New Zealand rugby league star Robbie Hunter-Paul.

Bbc Music Day Special20170608

with the BBC Philharmonic and guests.