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February 21, 2014 12:47 IST

Jessica Ennis named 'most inspirational person'

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British track and field Olympic winner Jessica Ennis has been voted the most inspirational person.

The 27-year-old athlete had a stellar year after becoming the golden girl of the 2012 Olympics.

According to Inspiration Index's crowd-sourced nominations for inspirational figures, Ellen DeGeneres, Dame Judi Dench, JK Rowling and Rebecca Adlington all ranked highly.


Image: Track and field athlete Jessica Ennis with her award for 'Laureus Sportswomen of the Year'.
Photographs: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

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The respondents acknowledged their hard work, dedication and genuine approach.

Jessica is a vision in both her athletic gear and high fashion.


Image: Heptathlete Jessica Ennis.
Photographs: Tim Whitby/Getty Images

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Basketball star Skylar Diggins sizzles in bikini pose

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American basketball player Skylar Diggins has graced the cover of 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in a sexy bikini.

The Tulsa Shock guard said during the photo shoot that she didn't really know how she was going to approach modeling swimsuits as she has never modeled in a swimsuit before, the Huffington Post reported.


Image: WNBA player and model Skylar Diggins attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50 Years of Swim in NYC Celebration at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beach House.
Photographs: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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The 23-year-old beauty, however, asserted that as the shoot went along, she got more and more comfortable and that really helped her get some great shots.


Image: WNBA player and model Skylar Diggins.
Photographs: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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Obama loses beer bet on women's ice hockey game

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US President Barack Obama may reportedly have to hand over a case of beer to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after he lost the bet on the gold medal ice hockey game between the two countries' women's teams.

There was drama on the ice, as the Canadian women's hockey team came back from 2-0 down to win the final 3-2 in overtime against the United States.

The win capped an undefeated run in Sochi for a Canadian team that have won four of five gold medals since women's ice hockey made its debut at the 1998 Nagano Games.


Image: Marie-Philip Poulin of Canada celebrates after scoring against Jessie Vetter of the United States during the Ice Hockey Women's Gold Medal Game.
Photographs: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

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Obama loses beer bet on women's ice hockey game

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However, there is still a case of beer riding on the outcome of the Friday's semifinals between the men's ice hockey teams of both countries at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Following their trilateral meeting in Mexico, both Obama and Harper tweeted that they had a case of beer riding on each Olympic hockey game this week between the US and Canada, although it appears that the first case of beer will be American after the women's hockey team was defeated by Canada 3-2.

However, the report mentioned that Canada may still have to hand over their own case of beer if the outcome of the men's match turns positive for the US.


Image: nited States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
Photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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