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A world championship is generally an international competition open to elite competitors from around the world, representing their nations, and winning such an event will be considered the highest or near highest achievement in the sport, game, or ability.

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Fallon Sherrock wins take darts global - Barry Hearn

Fallon Sherrock's World Championship run has got people talking about darts "from New York to Melbourne", says tour chief Barry Hearn.
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BDO World Championship prize money 'reduced somewhat' after poor ticket sales

The British Darts Organisation (BDO) says its World Championship prize money will be "reduced somewhat" after only 15% of tickets were sold.
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Videos for World championship


Darts: Fallon Sherrock historic World Championship run comes to an end [Video]Darts: Fallon Sherrock historic World Championship run comes to an end

Fallon Sherrock's fairytale run at the PDC World Championship came to an end in the third round as she fell to a 4-2 defeat to 22nd seed Chris Dobey at a raucous Alexandra Palace. The 25-year-old..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

Chisora and Nelson have their say on Ruiz vs Joshua II [Video]Chisora and Nelson have their say on Ruiz vs Joshua II

Dereck Chisora and Johnny Nelson predict a difficult time for Anthony Joshua against champion Ruiz on Saturday.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

Six-time champ Hamilton "above cloud nine" after successful F1 season [Video]Six-time champ Hamilton "above cloud nine" after successful F1 season

Lewis Hamilton reflects on his sixth Formula One title as he arrives for the British Fashion Awards.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Simone Biles: The world's greatest gymnast

Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history with five gold medals in Stuttgart, to take her tally to a staggering 24.
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Joe Fraser GB gymnast wins World Championships gold on parallel bars

Joe Fraser wins Great Britain's first ever gold medal on the parallel bars at the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart.
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Simone Biles: Gymnast wins beam gold for record 24th World Championships medal

Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history by winning her 24th medal with gold on the balance beam.
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Simone Biles wins record 24th world medal

Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history by winning her 24th medal with gold on the balance beam.
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Simone Biles wins vault gold as Ellie Downie takes bronze at World Championships

Great Britain's Ellie Downie takes bronze on the vault as Simone Biles wins a record-equalling 23rd World Gymnastics Championships medal with gold.
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Max Whitlock: Briton wins third World Championships title on pommel

Max Whitlock wins his third world title on the pommel with a fabulous performance at the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart.
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Biles equals record with 23rd World Championships medal

Simone Biles matches Vitaly Scherbo's record of 23 World Gymnastics Championships medals with gold on the vault as Great Britain's Ellie Downie takes bronze.
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Mercedes eye F1 history in typhoon-hit Japan

Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas could secure a record sixth consecutive drivers' and constructors' World Championship double for the Mercedes team.
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How are GB's athletes shaping up for Tokyo 2020?

As Great Britain leave the World Championships with five medals, BBC Sport looks as their medal potential for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
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GB's women win 4x400m bronze at Worlds to end Championships with six medals

Britain end their World Championships campaign with six medals after the women's 4x400m relay team win bronze.
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World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher Smith helps Great Britain to women's 4x100m silver

Dina Asher-Smith wins her third medal of the World Championships as Great Britain take silver behind Jamaica in the 4x100m relay.
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Olympic 100m hurdles champion McNeal out after false start

Olympic champion Brianna McNeal is disqualified for a false start in the women's 100m hurdles heats at the World Championships.
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I had to learn to walk again' - GB's Regini-Moran relishing World Championships after horror injury

Giarnni Regini-Moran will compete against the world's best gymnasts for the first time this week - 18 months after he learned how to walk again.
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World Athletics Championships: History as Great Britain's Neil Gourley, Josh Kerr & Jake Wightman reach 1500m final

Neil Gourley, Josh Kerr and Jake Wightman reach the men's 1500m final - the first time in World Championship history that three British men have accomplished that feat.
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Killing Eve star 'proud' of school friend

Jodie Comer congratulates Katarina Johnson-Thompson who took heptathlon gold at the World Championships.
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson's path to World Athletics Championships gold

Katarina Johnson-Thompson's World Championships heptathlon gold followed years of heartbreak at major global events that left her "broken".
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World Athletics Championships: Filip Ingebrigtsen punches Teddese Lemi during 1500m

Filip Ingebrigtsen punches Ethiopia's Teddese Lemi in the back during the men's 1500m heats but avoids disqualification at the World Championships in Doha.
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Dina Asher-Smith wins 200m gold at World Athletics Championships

Dina Asher-Smith becomes the first British woman to claim a global sprint title by storming to 200m gold at the World Championships.
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World Athletics Championships: Katarina Johnson-Thompson targets gold

Katarina Johnson-Thompson hopes to avoid costly errors as she starts her bid to win heptathlon gold in the World Championships.
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Empty stands at World Championships are damaging athletics - Campbell

Empty stands in Doha at the World Championships are not helping athletics and the sport needs to evolve, says ex-British sprinter Darren Campbell.
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Dina Asher-Smith's World Championships silver bodes well for Olympics - Denise Lewis

Dina Asher-Smith's 100m World Championships silver puts her in the frame for further success at next year's Olympics, says Denise Lewis.
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Coleman claims world 100m title in 9.76 seconds

Christian Coleman shrugs off the controversy of his build-up to the World Championships to win the 100m final in 9.76 seconds.
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Chepngetich wins women's marathon as many athletes pull out in Doha heat

Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich wins the women's marathon at the World Championships as a number of athletes withdraw in hot and humid conditions in Doha.
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Heat, GB medal hopes and Coleman controversy - World Championships talking points

The 2019 World Athletics Championships is set to start in Doha, with the brutal heat among a host of talking points.
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Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei: 'I will probably never return to Iran'

iranian judoka saeid mollaei: 'i will probably never return to iran'
Saeid Mollaei has said he threw a World Championship semifinal fight because Iranian authorities ordered him to avoid a possible gold-medal bout against an Israeli opponent. He spoke to DW about his..
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World Championships 2019: Dina Asher-Smith to go for 100m & 200m double

Dina Asher-Smith will go for the 100m and 200m sprint double after Great Britain confirmed its squad for the 2019 World Championships in Doha later this month.
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Caster Semenya out of World Championships after Swiss court reverses reprieve

caster semenya out of world championships after swiss court reverses reprieve
Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will not defend her 800-metres title at the World Championships in September after the Swiss Federal Tribunal reversed a ruling that temporarily lifted the..
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'Disappointed' Semenya to miss World Championships after court ruling

Caster Semenya says she will not defend her World Championship title after another blow in her challenge to controversial rules.
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GB swimmer Peaty wins seventh world title

Great Britain's Adam Peaty clinches his seventh World Championship gold medal as he retains his 50m breaststroke title in South Korea.
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GB's Scott takes world bronze then snubs Chinese winner Sun

Britain's Duncan Scott wins bronze in the 200m freestyle at the World Championships and refuses to share the podium with China's gold medallist Sun Yang.
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GB's Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold at World Championships

Great Britain's Adam Peaty wins his third successive gold in the men's 100m breaststroke at the World Championships in South Korea.
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World Diving Championships: Tom Daley - String of bad dives cost GB star

British diver Tom Daley surrenders his World championship crown after finishing seventh in the 10m platform final in South Korea.
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World Aquatics Championships: Jack Laugher blows 3m springboard gold with last dive

British diver Jack Laugher has to settle for a World Championship bronze medal in the men's 3m springboard final after a "calamitous" error on his last dive sees him lose the lead.
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World Aquatics Championships: Laugher and Goodfellow win 3m synchro silver

British divers Jack Laugher and Dan Goodfellow secure their first major honour as a pair with 3m synchronised silver at the World Championships.
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Semenya to pull out of Worlds if she can't defend 800m title

Caster Semenya says she will not race at the World Championships in Qatar later this year if she loses an appeal against IAAF rules governing testosterone levels in female athletes.
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Alistair Brownlee: Double Olympic champion wins on full-distance Ironman debut in Cork

alistair brownlee: double olympic champion wins on full-distance ironman debut in cork
Britain's double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee wins on his full-distance Ironman debut to seal World Championship spot.
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Caster Semenya calls on IAAF to focus on doping after return victory

caster semenya calls on iaaf to focus on doping after return victory
• Athlete has appealed ruling to approve IAAF testosterone limit • Runner battling to defend 800m title at World Championships Caster Semenya has told the International Association of Athletics..
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Semenya named in South Africa team for World Championships

semenya named in south africa team for world championships
Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is named in South Africa's preliminary squad for the World Championships.
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Russia's ban for doping upheld months before World Championships in Doha

Russia's participation at the athletics World Championships in Doha remains in doubt after the IAAF voted to uphold its doping ban.
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