Sport and the British

Clare Balding presents a 30-part series charting how sport has shaped the British and how Britain has shaped sport.

In the first episode, The Rise of Olympism, she talks to Lord Coe and visits Rugby School, which can claim to be the birthplace of the modern Olympics.

Listen to Sport and the British every weekday on BBC Radio 4, starting on Monday 30 January at 1345 GMT .