NBA star John Amaechi: Sochi athletes should break their ‘silence’ and condemn anti-gay laws in Russia

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Using news with younger learners One great source of news items for students of these age groups is CBBC (BBC Children)'s Newsround. In the picture the actor Will Smith trying out some sports with athletes, boxers and basketball players from the GB Olympic team.

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The Great British Bobsleigh Team 2014 Sochi Photoshoot by simon mackney, via Behance

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Definitive list of British basketball players competing in the US NCAA college league system.

Gymnast wrestler fencer: What kind of Olympic bod do you have? - CNET Enlarge Image President Obamas height and weight match him up with these Olympians. Screenshot by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET Lets face it: Few of us have the well-muscled bodies of an Olympic athlete. Just watching the swimmers walk around is like an abdominal anatomy lesson. But a fun web tool from the BBC lets you see whose…

Part of the team Prince Harry talks with wheelchair-bound basketball players during the launch of the Invictus Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on March 6, 2014. The Invictus Games for wounded, injured and sick service personnel will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of those who serve the country.

Kate chats with wheelchair basketball players and upcoming sports stars at the event in the Copper Box 18-Oct-13

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