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.
One player, one legal case and the future of Women's football in Argentina
I’m prepared to end my career to save Argentine women’s football, that's according to Maca Sanchez. The Argentine footballer says the country's football Federation don't support women’s football. She says they are denied basic rights such as a salary, places to train, shoes, medical coverage and clothing.
Hakeem al-Araibi has been freed from jail; after the Thail government dropped a warrant for his arrest by his home country of Bahrain. Lou Tona is the chair of semi-professional club Pascoe Vale in Melbourne, Australia where Hakeem plays. He says Hakeem is pleased to be back home in Australia and he made sure to bring home a present for his wife to apologise.
Plus the kiss cam has been a staple of North American sports events, whether its baseball or basketball. Barry Stockhamer, former VP of marketing at the LA Dodgers, explains how the kiss cam became popular with the Californian club. However Emma Rees, Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Chester believes they cease to exist like grid girls.