Sir Chris Hoy is has joined the BBC for their coverage of the inaugural European Championships this month. The European Championships of Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon have joined together to make one new multi-sport event. Who is Sir Chris Hoy? The 42-year-old Scotsman is a former track cyclist who competed in four summer Olympic Games. He grew up in Murrayfield near Edinburgh and began cycling at the age of six after he was inspired by the 1982 film ET. Before he moved on to track cycling, he rode a BMX bike until the age of 15 and was ranked second in Britain, fifth in Europe and ninth in the World. Hoy has said that he first noticed track cycling during the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh when Scottish sprinter Eddie Alexander won a bronze medal. Away from cycling, Hoy was sporty in other fields - representing Scotland in the Junior rowing team and playing rugby at school. Most read in sport … [Read more...] about Who is Sir Chris Hoy, how many Olympic medals did he win, and how many kids has he got?
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The Duchess of Sussex wants the Mail On Sunday to hand over any copies of her letter to her father - and publish a front-page statement and put a notice on MailOnline for at least six months. Meghan won her privacy case last month after a judge said the paper had breached her privacy and copyright by publishing parts of the letter . Her lawyers are also seeking £1.5m from the Mail On Sunday to cover their legal fees, with half to be paid within two weeks. The new details emerged today in a hearing over costs and other unresolved matters. The duchess's lawyers want the Mail to publish statements to say she has won her case, with an online notice staying on the MailOnline homepage for "not less than 6 months". Advertisement They said they were not looking to punish the paper and were only seeking nominal damages. Ian Mill QC, representing Meghan, also applied for an injunction, saying it was needed to stop the publication from … [Read more...] about Meghan demands return of letter to dad after court win – and wants front-page Mail statement
Drama Murder returned to BBC Two on Thursday night and it was a confusing affair. The format-smashing programme which won a BAFTA award in 2012 for a stand alone episode - returned for the first of a three part series of films, and it had lost none of its quality or Scandi-noir themes. The Third Voice, set in the Borders of Scotland, it centres around a fishing trip with Leo and his brother-in-law Rafe Carey. After unknown events, Rafe's body is found washed up with a number of injuries that can't be explained by drowning in a torrent of a river - in particular a stab wound. Through a series of first person confessionals to camera, viewers discover that Rafe was the man responsible for looking after Leo's daughter Sophie when she died. Though instead of murder, it's revealed Sophie died from meningitis and there's more at play. But when Leo refused to speak or explain anything about what led to the trip, the police officer's suspicions were aroused. A succession … [Read more...] about Murder explained: What happened in the River on BBC2’s BAFTA-winning drama?