278 - 237km Fast on... a Bicycle!

January 27, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an incredible attempt by one mother of three to become the fastest human on a bicycle. Denise Mueller reached an unbelievable top speed of 237.78 km/h whilst trying to break a 32 year old bicycle record. Over three days on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah Mueller cycled faster that 200 km/h on an non-motorised bike. How did she do? What happened?

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January 27, 2017
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266 - The Year of the Underdog...Nearly!

October 31, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a remarkable year for the sporting unlikely. This year, for the first time in 25 years the Hiroshima Carp baseball team reached the Japan Series. Their appearance was a big surprise and this follows on from other shocks this sporting year. Portugal, Leicester City, Chicago Cubs have all defied expectations. Want to learn more?

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October 31, 2016
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259 - Snubs & Hugs in Rio

August 19, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on two contrasting incidents that show the sportsmanship in both its best and worst lights. Firstly on the judo mat an Egyptian competitor refused to shake the hand of his opponent. Whilst on the running track a New Zealand 5km runner helped a fellow athlete mid-race after she had fallen injured to the ground. What were the reasons behind these events in Rio?
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August 19, 2016
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258 - £93m, €110m or ¥12bn

August 13, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the most expensive football (soccer) transfer in history. Manchester United the most successful team in England have signed French midfielder Paul Pogba from Italian giants Juventus for $120m. What is even more surprising is that Pogba was originally a Manchester United youth team player and left the club in 2012 for a fee of just $1.4m. Why is this such an interesting story?
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August 13, 2016
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244 - 5,000 to 1 Miracle!

May 06, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports one of the biggest shocks in sporting history. Leicester City, a football club from the Midlands in England have won the English Premier League title. They had never won the title in their 132-year history. At the start of the season in August 2015 they were favourites to be relegated. They were 5,000 to 1 to become champions. How did this happen?

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May 06, 2016
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