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The British & Irish Lions is a rugby union team selected from players eligible for any of the Home Nations – the national teams of England, Scotland, and Wales – and Ireland.
British Cycling (formerly the British Cycling Federation) is the main national governing body for cycle sport in Great Britain.
The British Home Championship was an annual football competition contested between the United Kingdom's four national teams: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (the last of whom competed as Ireland for most of the competition's history).
The British Islands is a term within the law of the United Kingdom which since 1889 has referred collectively to the following four polities.
The Commonwealth Games are an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.
The United Kingdom (UK) comprises four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Crown dependencies are three island territories off the coast of Britain which are self-governing possessions of the Crown.
Directgov was the British government's digital service for people in the United Kingdom, which provided a single point of access to public sector information and services.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
The England national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.
The England national rugby league team represents England in international rugby league.
The England national rugby union team competes in the annual Six Nations Championship with France, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, and Wales.
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI; Cumann Peile na hÉireann) is the governing body for association football in the Republic of Ireland.
The Football Association of Wales (Cymdeithas Bêl-droed Cymru) (FAW) is the governing body of association football in Wales, and controls the Wales national football team and its corresponding women's team.
The France national rugby union team competes annually against England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales in the Six Nations Championship.
The Great Britain Olympic football team is the men's football team that represents the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) at the Summer Olympic Games (where it competes as Great Britain, currently branded Team GB).
Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.
The home counties are the counties of England that surround London (although several of them do not border it).
The Ireland men's national rugby league team, known as the Wolfhounds, represents Ireland in international rugby league competitions.
The Ireland national football team represented Ireland in association football from 1882 until 1950. It was organised by the Irish Football Association (IFA), and is the fourth oldest international team in the world. It mainly played in the British Home Championship against England, Scotland and Wales. Though often vying with Wales to avoid the wooden spoon, Ireland did win the Championship in 1914, and shared it with England and Scotland in 1903. After the partition of Ireland in the 1920s, although the IFA's administration of club football was restricted to Northern Ireland, the IFA national team continued to select players from the whole of Ireland until 1950, and did not adopt the name "Northern Ireland" until 1954 in FIFA competition, and the 1970s in the British Home Championship. In 1924, a separate international team, organised by the Football Association of Ireland, fielded a team called Ireland, which now represents the Republic of Ireland.
The Ireland national rugby union team represents the island of Ireland in rugby union.
The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) (Cumann Rugbaí na hÉireann) is the body managing rugby union in the island of Ireland (both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland).
The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), also known simply as Mann (Mannin), is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.
The Italy national rugby union team competes annually in the Six Nations Championship against the other top rugby teams in Europe.
Jersey (Jèrriais: Jèrri), officially the Bailiwick of Jersey (Bailliage de Jersey; Jèrriais: Bailliage dé Jèrri), is a Crown dependency located near the coast of Normandy, France.
Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.
The Northern Ireland national football team represents Northern Ireland in international association football.
The partition of Ireland (críochdheighilt na hÉireann) was the division of the island of Ireland into two distinct jurisdictions, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.
Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.
Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.
The Republic of Ireland national football team (Foireann peile náisiúnta Phoblacht na hÉireann) represents Ireland in association football.
Rugby football refers to the team sports rugby league and rugby union.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association.
The Scotland national rugby league team represent Scotland in international rugby league football tournaments.
The Scotland national rugby union team is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union.
The Six Nations Championship (recently known as the NatWest 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) is an annual international rugby union competition between the teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
The Amateur Four Nations was a rugby league competition contested annually by Wales A, Ireland A, Scotland A and England A. The teams from the Celtic nations would pick players from their domestic competitions, while England's squad would be picked from teams in the Rugby League Conference.
The terminology of the British Isles refers to the various words and phrases that are used to describe the different (and sometimes overlapping) geographical and political areas of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, and the smaller islands which surround them.
The Football Association (FA) is the governing body of association football in England, the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.
In rugby union, the Triple Crown is an honour contested annually by the "Home Nations" – i.e. England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales who compete within the larger Six Nations Championship.
Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.
The Wales national football team (Tîm pêl-droed cenedlaethol Cymru) represents Wales in international football.
The Wales national rugby league team represents Wales in international rugby league football matches.
The Wales national rugby union team (Tîm rygbi'r undeb cenedlaethol Cymru) competes annually in the Six Nations Championship with England, France, Ireland, Italy and Scotland.
World Rugby is the world governing body for the sport of rugby union and rugby sevens.
The 1883 Home Nations Championship was the inaugural series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship.
The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.