5 live Sport Specials
Summary: Showcasing 5 live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.
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Cornelius Lysaght and John Hunt join Jonathan Overend at Sunday's meeting at Leopardstown in Dublin to reflect on the career of AP McCoy, who announced his retirement from horse racing on Saturday. Includes an in depth interview with AP McCoy.
The sporting issues of the week, discussed by winner of 5 consecutive Grand Slam tennis titles Jordanne Whiley, Manager of the England women's football team Mark Sampson and former Scotland Rugby Union captain Chris Cusiter.
Matt Dawson hosts from a pub in Cardiff as Wales prepare to host England at the Millennium Stadium in the opening match of the 2015 Six Nations. Matt is joined by a host of guests and players from both sides of the Severn Bridge to assess Friday's game and all the teams' hopes for this year's championship. Can Ireland retain their crown? Do Scotland have genuine aspirations of success? And how much of a bearing will this year's tournament have on the World Cup later this year? This programme was simulcast on BBC Radio Wales.
Jonathan Agnew and Jim Maxwell join Eleanor Oldroyd to discuss the 10 moments that shocked the world the most at the Cricket World Cup. Includes the story of Bob Woolmer's mysterious death, Andrew Flintoff's pedalo escapades and everyone's favourite Bermudan cricketer (and prison van driver) Dwayne Leverock.
3 champions with quite a nice collection of medals in their sock drawers join Eleanor Oldroyd....Kath Merry took Olympic bronze in Sydney in 2000, Steph Slater grabbed an incredible 7 golds at the European Paralympic swimming championships last year, and freestyle skier Katie Summerhayes has started 2015 by taking silver at the World Championships in Austria. Topics discussed include can Lance Armstrong win forgiveness? Why aren't more people swimming? What happens when sporting rivallries boil over? And what are the subjects sportspeople should steer clear of on social media?
After a three year absence from Scottish football, the Old Firm Derby is back. Chris McLaughlin is joined by Old Firm stalwarts, Walter Smith, Stuart McCall, Alan Stubbs as well as Ronny Deila who's experiencing one of football's fiercest rivalry for the first time. We'll also take you inside the tunnel with Lee McCulloch who describes what it's like to play in this fixture. Tom English helps to explain what exactly is going on at Rangers after the latest twist in their financial troubles.
Alistair Ekyn is joined by Chris Jones and special guest, RFU Chief executive Ian Ritchie. Amongst the talking points; England's preparations for the World Cup in the autumn, Stuart Lancaster's long term contract and the shock departure of Gary Street- head coach of the Women's team. Keith Wood also joins the team for a brief look at the 6 Nations that start in a fortnight's time.
Eleanor Oldroyd discusses the big sports stories of the day with former Scotland rugby union captain, now Sale Sharks head coach Bryan Redpath, Olympic gold medal winning triathlete Alistair Brownlee and runner-up in FIFA's recent PUSKAS goal of the year awards Stephanie Roche.
This week marks 20 years since one of the most infamous moments in recent football history - the night that Eric Cantona Kung-fu kicked a fan at Selhurst Park. You'll hear from those closest to the incident - his team mates, those tasked with defending him and who accompanied as he served an 8 month ban. We will take you inside the dressing room, the court cells and the moments that led to that unforgettable seagull press conference.
Elly Oldroyd discusses the big sports stories of the day with cricketer Marcus North - scorer of 5 centuries in 21 tests while wearing the baggy green, Gary Anderson - PDC world darts champion after beating the legendary Phil Taylor at the Ally Pally at the start of the month and Samantha Murray who added the world title to her Olympic silver medal in Poland last year.
OJ Borg examines the extraordinary rise of professional, competitive gaming and the skills and training needed to be a top cyber athlete, the huge money on offer and how it is consumed by an enormous global audience that is only getting bigger. This podcast also looks at the threat gaming poses to traditional sport and ask the question - could Gaming become an Olympic sport? Guests include Michael O'Dell, the owner and manager of Team Dignitas and Keith Stuart the Guardian's Games Editor.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan and former coach Ashley Giles dissect England's chances for the upcoming World Cup, Alistair Cook's eventual return to cricket and the success of the Big Bash League. Presented by Mark Chapman.
Eleanor Oldroyd presents a special program looking at the issue of gambling addiction amongst professional sports people. This programme asks whether those in sport have more of a problem than the general public with gambling, and also asks what's being done to help people who are struggling with addiction.
Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by Mike Costello and Darren Campbell to examine the challenges that lie ahead for athletics in 2015, following the recent drug scandals that have hit the sport. In this podcast you can hear from Jo Pavey on losing out on a medal to a drugs cheat and David Gillick, the Irish 400 metre specialist who trained, whilst clean, with dopers for 11 months in the USA. You can also hear from Seb Coe on what needs to be done to prevent doping.
as we approach the third-round of the FA cup, 5 live Sport counts down the top 10 FA cup third-round shock moments in history as voted for by you. We hear from some of the players that made those games legendary including hatrick hero Tim Buzaglo and Hereford wonder goal scorer Micky Thomas.