Jamaican runner Kemoy Campbell was told by doctors he had "died" after collapsing on the track during an Athletics event in New York. Campbell spent 17 days in hospital and has been fitted with an internal defibrillator. Despite numerous tests doctors were unable to deduce the cause of the heart failure. He’s been telling Shari Vahl of his traumatic experience.
You and I would call it climbing the stairs - most of us do it every day at some point.
But for Suzy Walsham - it's a sport and a competitive one as well. She is an elite vertical runner. The Australian defended her crown last week when she won the women's race to the top of the Eiffel Tower. 1665 steps in under eight minutes. She tells Shari Vahl how the journey to the top began.
Kerron Stewart won a silver medal in the 100m at the 2009 World Championships. The multiple world and Olympic champion has now been recruited by a Finnish football club as part of their coaching team. The 34 year old who announced her retirement last year, will work with the club from May to September this year. Stewart has been explaining to Shari Vahl how the move came about.
The 36th America’s Cup, affectionately known as the Auld Mug, the oldest trophy in international sport and dates back to 1851.It's the pinnacle of yachting that takes place in Auckland in 2021 - Team New Zealand are the defending champions but one of their challengers will be the Netherlands team - all the focus will be on one woman - 45 year old Carlolijn Brouwer who's aiming to make a piece of sailing history. She is on track to become the first ever female to helm a challenger yacht in the Americas cup. Whilst both men and women have equal opportunities at Olympic level of the sport, there has always been a restricted path for women when it comes to the bigger international events. Carlojin told Shari what can be done to encourage more women to take up sailing.
Pakistan has a current FIFA ranking of 199, out of 211 nations. Earlier this year, one of Spain's top clubs -Atletico Madrid opened a new academy in Lahore. Vice President of the Pakistan Football Federation Naveed Haider Khan has been telling Sportshour what exactly this means for Pakistan.
Picture - Kemoy Campbell (Credit - Getty Images)
New Zealand's 'Darkest Day'
Bangladesh's cricket team were set to play New Zealand at Christchurch's Hagley Oval in their third Test match. However, following the worst massacre in New Zealand's history when 49 people were killed in and around two mosques in Christchurch, the match has been cancelled. The Bangladeshi team were just minutes away from being caught in the fire, Sportshour reflects on the tragedy and the psychological impact on the players who witnessed the horror unfold from their team bus.
The world’s largest sport and humanitarian event of the year is taking place this week in Abu Dhabi - the special Olympics - which features athletes with intellectual or learning disabilities competing across a range of sports and disciplines. This year's event will be the biggest yet - with 7,500 athletes from 200 nations. And it's the first time it will be held in the Middle East. We look at how founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver began the movement 50 years ago.
Roger Verdi also known as Rajinder Singh Virdee has shared a football pitch with the legends, the greats of the game. Pele, George Best, Franz Beckenbauer, Sir Geoff Hurst, Bobby More, to name a few. He even changed his name to try to fit in.But finally he was forced to go to the US to salvage his career in the North American Super League. Sportshour finds out why.
Meet the 10-year-old who's already beating adult competitors! The cool-as-they-come Sky Brown surfs, skateboards and dances, and could become the youngest ever summer Olympian for Great Britain if she appears in the Tokyo Games next year. Her mother is Japanese and her father is British, and this week she was named as part of Great Britain's skateboarding team. If that wasn't enough -- she has over 300,000 social media followers and was the youngest person ever to have a contract with sports company Nike.
And could we see Ultimate Frisbee in the Olympic Games? Alex Matovu is an Ultimate Frisbee pioneer from Uganda and he tells us more about this exciting sport.
Photo credit: The New Zealand flag flying at half mast in memory of those killed in the terror attacks in Christchurch (Getty Images)
Are transgender women a 'threat' to female sport?
The British Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies this week reignited the debate about transgender participation in sport, by saying anyone who was born male but now identifies as female should not be allowed to take part in women's sport, because of the physical advantage it brings.
Davies denies her remarks are "transphobic" - as did the 18 times Grand Slam tennis champion Martina Navratilova - who originally said participation by male to female transgender athletes in women's sport was a form of 'cheating'. She later apologised for using the word "cheat" - but insisted protections were required for those competitors born female.
So where does this debate go next? Joanna Harper, a medical physicist who advises the International Olympic Committee on such issues and is herself a transsexual woman, and Dr Nicola Williams, who is a research scientist specialising in human biology and leads a campaign called Fairplay for Women, debate this controversial topic.
It's very rare that Sportshour contains some x-rated content, but a cycling club made up of adult pornstars has lost its British Cycling affiliation - after the governing body said its name might damage the sport's image.
PPCC, which stands for Porn Pedallers Cycling Club, has gained over 100 members since forming three years ago and raises money and awareness for sexual health charities. The club's founder tells us what impact changing the club's name would have on their charity work.
We'll also hear from Denmark's badminton doubles pair, who are a couple both on and off the court. Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl explain why they kept their relationship private for so long and why they're taking their baby, Molly, on tour with them around the world.
A 16-year-old runner from the United States says her dream is to win an Olympic gold medal and become a world record holder. Athing Mu ran the second fastest time in history for the 600 metres at the USA Indoor Athletics Championships at the end of February and is already targeting more success on the world's biggest stage.
And we hear from the Syrian refugee who wants to swim at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo despite not being able to swim a year ago. Three years ago, 24-year-old Eid nearly drowned trying to reach Europe, when the boat he was travelling in sank in the Mediterranean.
Now he's living with a British family and training at the London Aquatics Centre, as he tries to win a place on the Refugee Olympic Team.
Photo: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, who transitioned from male to female, competing in the women's +90kg final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (Getty Images)
One hundred days to the Fifa Women's World Cup
With only a few months to go until France 2019, Caroline Barker is at the She Believes Cup in Philadelphia, one of the final major tournaments before the World Cup.
Caroline is joined by the English Football Association's Head of Women's Football Sue Campbell, former New Zealand international Rebecca Smith, Jen O'Neil who runs a women's football website shekicksdotnet and Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women (WPSL) Head Coach Charlie Flowe.
Plus an interview with the England Head Coach Phil Neville on his thoughts on the global game and how he believes his team can achieve miracles by not letting fear stand in their way of success.
(Photo: She Believes Cup. Credit: Getty Images)
Daniel Carcillo on the dangers of concussion
Canadian ice hockey star Daniel Carcillo has had seven diagnosed concussions, suffered with headaches, slurred speech and memory loss. He is now taking on the National Hockey League and challenging them to do more to protect players from head injuries. He tells us his story and describes the uphill challenges that he is facing every day.
We hear from a young girls football team in India who have been kicked, punched and slapped by a group of men who are trying to force them to stop playing the sport they love. The girls have been hailed for their bravery and say they will continue to play football in secret.
Plus we speak to 13-year old Alysa Liu who became the youngest woman to win the US Senior National Figure Skating Championships.