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Great Britain: Island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe
Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. The island is dominated by a maritime climate with narrow temperature differences between seasons. The 60% smaller island of Ireland is to the west – and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands and named substantial rocks, form the British Isles archipelago.

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Katherine Grainger hails ‘huge milestone’ of 1000th medal [Video]

Katherine Grainger hails ‘huge milestone’ of 1000th medal

Dame Katherine Grainger, Chair of UK Sport, spoke about Britain’s “brilliant success” after reaching 1,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at..

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Teenage girl becomes youngest person to sail solo around UK [Video]

Teenage girl becomes youngest person to sail solo around UK

A 14-year-old girl from Devon has become the youngest person ever to sail solo around Great Britain. Katie McCabe encouraged other young people to challenge themselves, saying: "I didn't think it..

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Celebrations as Team GB athletes return from Tokyo [Video]

Celebrations as Team GB athletes return from Tokyo

Athletes who represented Great Britain arrive at Heathrow Airport, London following the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.Includes Jason Kenny, Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald.

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Ben Maher praises 'phenomenal' Explosion W following gold triumph [Video]

Ben Maher praises 'phenomenal' Explosion W following gold triumph

Great Britain’s Ben Maher won individual showjumping gold at Tokyo Equestrian Park after eclipsing his rivals aboard the brilliant Explosion W.Maher’s victory gave the Great Britain equestrian team..

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Emily Campbell delighted with historic weightlifting silver medal [Video]

Emily Campbell delighted with historic weightlifting silver medal

Emily Campbell strode onto the Olympic stage in Tokyo and delivered two lifts that landed Great Britain a first women’s weightlifting medal and set the kind of example she hopes will inspire..

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Tokyo 2020 round-up: More Team GB joy with 13 medal haul [Video]

Tokyo 2020 round-up: More Team GB joy with 13 medal haul

A day after Magic Monday, there was more success for Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics as British athletes won medals in gymnastics, taekwondo and equestrian dressage.

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Double Olympian Jasmine Joyce scored three tries as Great Britain won the Fast Four final at the World Rugby Sevens Series first round in Vancouver.
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Tour of Britain: Wout van Aert wins final stage to beat Ethan Hayter to overall victory

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Great North Run: Britain's Marc Scott wins men's race as Kenya's Hellen Obiri takes women's title

Britain's Marc Scott wins the Great North Run in Newcastle, with Kenya's Hellen Obiri triumphing in the women's event.
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Emma Raducanu: The making of Great Britain's US Open finalist

As British teenager Emma Raducanu reached the US Open final, BBC Sport charts her rapid rise - with the help of a host of experts.
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Cautious households curbed borrowing and paid off mortgage debt last month

Consumer borrowing did not increase at all last month, according to Bank of England figures, in the latest apparent sign of Britain's economic recovery stumbling.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Swimmer Reece Dunn sets world record to win third gold of Games

Reece Dunn sets a new world record to win his third gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics, as the medals continue to flow for Great Britain on day seven.
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Evacuated Afghan troops 'could serve alongside British in Gurkha-style regiment'

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Tokyo Paralympics: Lauren Steadman wins triathlon gold for Great Britain

Britain's Lauren Steadman turns Rio 2016 heartbreak into Tokyo triumph with Paralympic gold in the PTS5 category.
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Tokyo Paralympics: GB wheelchair rugby team reach first Paralympic final

The Great Britain wheelchair rugby team reach their first Paralympic final with a six-point victory over hosts Japan.
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Gold rush as husband and wife cyclists take top honour at Tokyo Paralympics

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Married cyclists Neil and Lora Fachie have won Paralympic gold just hours apart on the final day of track cycling that saw three further medals for Great Britain.
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Cox, Dunn and Russell triumph as GB win three more golds at the Paralympics

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BMX World Championships: GB Teammates Ross Cullen and Paddy Sharrock collide

Great Britain teammates Ross Cullen and Paddy Sharrock collide in dramatic fashion during the Men's elite heats on the final day of the BMX World Championships in the Netherlands.
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Crackdown on illegal puppy trade: Dogs under six months old will not be allowed to be imported into UK

Dogs under six months old will not be allowed to be imported into Great Britain, under new government proposals.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Eight Great Britain athletes to watch at Games

From the 'Weirwolf' to a potential swimming star, who are some of the Great Britain athletes hoping to shine at the Tokyo Paralympics?
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Ex-Olympian Stan Wild continued gym coaching after abuse claim

Stan Wild represented Great Britain at two Olympic Games and founded his own York gymnastics club.
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Tokyo Olympics medal table - which country has won most golds?

Which country is leading the medal table? How are Great Britain getting on? Medals table for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
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Tokyo Olympics: Liam Heath wins bronze, Galal Yafai shines and Dina Asher-Smith returns

Liam Heath wins a bronze medal for Great Britain in the men's kayak single 200m as Galal Yafai reaches the Olympic final in Tokyo.
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Tokyo Olympics: Asher-Smith returns as GB set new record to reach the 4x100m relay final

Dina Asher-Smith returns as Great Britain set a new national record to reach the women's 4x100m relay final.
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Tokyo Olympics: Jason Kenny claims British landmark as GB secure seven medals while Simone Biles wins bronze

Track cyclist Jason Kenny wins his eighth medal to become Great Britain's most decorated Olympian as GB secure seven medals and US star Simone Biles returns with a bronze.
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Tokyo Olympics: Silver for GB in women's team pursuit as Germany set world record again

Germany's women's pursuit team set a new world record for the third race in a row to take the Olympic title ahead of Great Britain.
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Tokyo Olympics: Team GB beat Spain in shootout to reach women's hockey semi-finals

Watch highlights as Great Britain seal their place in the women's hockey semi-finals after beating Spain in a thrilling shootout at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain men progress in team pursuit after finishing fourth fastest

Watch as Great Britain finish fourth fastest in the men's team pursuit qualifying and remain in the hunt for a medal.
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Tokyo Olympics: Germany smash world record as GB finish second fastest in team pursuit

Watch as Great Britain narrowly miss out on beating a new team pursuit world record set by Germany in the qualifying round.
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Tokyo Olympics: How Duncan Scott's tunnel vision helped him make history

Duncan Scott on blocking out distractions to make history for Great Britain despite falling short of his four golds target.
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Tokyo Olympics: Charlotte Worthington wins BMX Freestyle gold for Great Britain

Great Britain's Charlotte Worthington wins a thrilling gold in the women's BMX park freestyle Olympic final.
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Tokyo Olympics: Team GB's women's sevens beaten by Fiji in bronze medal match

Great Britain's women's sevens side fall just short of a medal for the second Olympics in a row as Fiji squeezed out a 21-12 win in their bronze-medal match.
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Team GB has won the gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Tokyo Olympics: Bethany Shriever wins BMX gold as GB win five medals

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Tokyo Olympics: Matthew Coward-Holley takes shooting bronze for Great Britain

Matthew Coward-Holley claims Great Britain's 17th medal of the Tokyo Olympics with bronze in the men's trap shooting final.
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Tokyo Olympics: Tom Dean & Duncan Scott combine for GB's fifth gold

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Tokyo Olympics: Bianca Walkden earns bronze for GB after semi-final defeat

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Face of the Games: GB's Jessica Ennis-Hill wins heptathlon gold at London 2012

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Tokyo 2020: Artistic swimmers Kate Shortman & Izzy Thorpe selected for Olympics

British artistic swimming duo Kate Shortman and Izzy Thorpe are selected to represent Great Britain at Tokyo 2020.
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Watch as Great Britain's Laura Muir powers to victory in the women's 1500m at the Gateshead Diamond League.
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Great Britain's men avenge their previous day's defeat with a comfortable 2-0 win over Spain in the FIH Pro League.
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