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2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games

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Farah and Rose named in latest Fancy Bears leak

Olympic champions Mo Farah and Justin Rose were among athletes targeted on Monday in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the World Anti-Doping Agency says were shared by the Fancy B

Olympic champions Mo Farah and Justin Rose were among athletes targeted on Monday in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the World Anti-Doping Agency says were shared by the Fancy B

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US athletes confidential medical records leaked following hack of WADA database

A group of Russian hackers calling themselves ‘Fancy Bears’ on Tuesday leaked confidential medical files of some US athletes, including four time Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles and te

A group of Russian hackers calling themselves ‘Fancy Bears’ on Tuesday leaked confidential medical files of some US athletes, including four time Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles and te

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IOC disqualify six athletes from Beijing 2008

The International Olympic Committee continued its fight against doping by disqualifying six more athletes for having failed tests at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee continued its fight against doping by disqualifying six more athletes for having failed tests at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Mnongat and Lobacevske win Mexico City marathon

The 34th Mexico City marathon took place on Sunday and some 35,000 runners braved the blistering temperatures.

The 34th Mexico City marathon took place on Sunday and some 35,000 runners braved the blistering temperatures.

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Kenya disbands Olympic committee over Rio performance

Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee because of “alleged mismanagement” of the national team during the Rio Games. Sports Cabinet

Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee because of “alleged mismanagement” of the national team during the Rio Games. Sports Cabinet

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Russian Olympic medallists awarded free BMWs

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev thanked National Olympic team members for their achievements in Rio and rewarded them with a BMW each at a

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev thanked National Olympic team members for their achievements in Rio and rewarded them with a BMW each at a

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Budapest hopes Hungary's Rio success can boost 2024 Olympic bid

Hungary’s Olympic athletes received a warm welcome upon their return to Budapest from Rio: with eight gold medals and 15 overall the country finished 12th in the medals…

Hungary’s Olympic athletes received a warm welcome upon their return to Budapest from Rio: with eight gold medals and 15 overall the country finished 12th in the medals…

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Abu Ghaush treated to a hero's welcome

Jordan’s first ever Olympic medalist Abu Ghaush was treated to a hero’s welcome as he arrived back home on Tuesday night.

Jordan’s first ever Olympic medalist Abu Ghaush was treated to a hero’s welcome as he arrived back home on Tuesday night.

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The Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo

The Olympic flag arrived at Haneda International airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.

The Olympic flag arrived at Haneda International airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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Feyisa Lilesa fears for his life after Ethiopian government protest

Ethiopia will not bar runner Feyisa Lilesa from entering the country after he made an anti-government gesture upon finishing second in the Olympic marathon on Sunday, according to a government…

Ethiopia will not bar runner Feyisa Lilesa from entering the country after he made an anti-government gesture upon finishing second in the Olympic marathon on Sunday, according to a government…

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Winners of the Rio Games

Britain is indisputably back as an Olympic superpower as Will Satch’s team-mates left Rio with 67 medals, including 27 gold, sitting proudly second, above China and behind only the all-powerful United

Britain is indisputably back as an Olympic superpower as Will Satch’s team-mates left Rio with 67 medals, including 27 gold, sitting proudly second, above China and behind only the all-powerful United

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Rio 2016: Russia Paralympics ban confirmed

Russia has lost its appeal against its ban from next month’s Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme.

Russia has lost its appeal against its ban from next month’s Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme.

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Rio Paralympic Games: charities hit out at funding shortfall

Charities have hit out at the precarious state of the 2016 Paralympic Games, which is likely to take place under the shadow of a huge funding crisis

Charities have hit out at the precarious state of the 2016 Paralympic Games, which is likely to take place under the shadow of a huge funding crisis

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Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban

Russia won’t take part in next month’s Rio Paralympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a ban imposed over the state-sponsored doping…

Russia won’t take part in next month’s Rio Paralympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a ban imposed over the state-sponsored doping…

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An Olympic hangover in Rio

Despite a troubled build up to and a few embarrassing hiccups during, Rio de Janeiro did eventually deliver a successful Olympic Games.

Despite a troubled build up to and a few embarrassing hiccups during, Rio de Janeiro did eventually deliver a successful Olympic Games.

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The Olympic Spirit: sometimes winning is not about medals

New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin was praised for embodying the Olympic spirit when she stopped to help US runner Abbey D’Agostino during their 5,000m race at the Rio…

New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin was praised for embodying the Olympic spirit when she stopped to help US runner Abbey D’Agostino during their 5,000m race at the Rio…

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Rio says goodbye to the Greatest Party on Earth

What the wind and rain isn’t bringing down is starting to come down as workers begin to dismantle the Olympics infrastructure not needed for the upcoming…

What the wind and rain isn’t bringing down is starting to come down as workers begin to dismantle the Olympics infrastructure not needed for the upcoming…

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Irish Olympic staff passports seized, as ticket-scalping probe widens

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian police investigating Rio Olympic ticket-scalping seized several passports of Ireland’s delegation on Sunday, as the

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian police investigating Rio Olympic ticket-scalping seized several passports of Ireland’s delegation on Sunday, as the

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Rio puts on a show to end 2016 Olympics

The closing ceremony to the Rio Olympics started with a bang from spectacular fireworks on Sunday night as soon as fans from around the world had filled the iconic Maracana…

The closing ceremony to the Rio Olympics started with a bang from spectacular fireworks on Sunday night as soon as fans from around the world had filled the iconic Maracana…

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Lochte apologises but insists he did not lie

Disgraced US Swimmer Ryan Lochte has made an apology to the nation on American TV after his antics at the Rio Olympics.

Disgraced US Swimmer Ryan Lochte has made an apology to the nation on American TV after his antics at the Rio Olympics.

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Hungary's Olympic spirit turns sour

The Olympic Games are supposed to be apolitical but in Hungary the television coverage appears to ignore that rule, and the commercial breaks have been turned into a referendum campaign against…

The Olympic Games are supposed to be apolitical but in Hungary the television coverage appears to ignore that rule, and the commercial breaks have been turned into a referendum campaign against…

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Bolt bows out of Olympics with final gold as Jamaica win 4X100m relay

Jamaicans in Rio, and there are lots of them, went bananas last night as Usain Bolt led their men’s 4X100 metres sprint team to victory again at the Olympics, for the third games in a row stealing the

Jamaicans in Rio, and there are lots of them, went bananas last night as Usain Bolt led their men’s 4X100 metres sprint team to victory again at the Olympics, for the third games in a row stealing the

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Usain Bolt feted in Jamaica and around the world as The Greatest

Jamaica and Jamaicans around the world have been saluting the genius of Usain Bolt on the Olympics track, now with eight gold medals across three Olympics and bidding for a “triple-triple” in the 4×10

Jamaica and Jamaicans around the world have been saluting the genius of Usain Bolt on the Olympics track, now with eight gold medals across three Olympics and bidding for a “triple-triple” in the 4×10