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Rome to quit race to host 2024 Olympics

Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi will withdraw the city’s backing for a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in the Italian capital, a city hall official said on…

Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi will withdraw the city’s backing for a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in the Italian capital, a city hall official said on…

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Rio Paralympic Games end in Brazilian style

After 11 days showcasing 23 different sports, the 2016 Paralympics have ended in Rio with a colourful closing ceremony.

After 11 days showcasing 23 different sports, the 2016 Paralympics have ended in Rio with a colourful closing ceremony.

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David Rudisha and Caster Semenya shine in Berlin

Olympic champions David Rudisha and Caster Semenya were among the winners at the 75th ISTAF Berlin athletics meeting.

Olympic champions David Rudisha and Caster Semenya were among the winners at the 75th ISTAF Berlin athletics meeting.

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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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A bomb claimed his leg, but it won't stop him reaching Rio

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein has been named as one of the two members of the Paralympic Refugee Team that will head to Rio de Janeiro hunting a gold medal.

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein has been named as one of the two members of the Paralympic Refugee Team that will head to Rio de Janeiro hunting a gold medal.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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Singapore sling as Schooling returns home to heroes welcome

Thousands welcomed home gold medal hero Joseph Schooling after he won Singapore's first ever gold medal by beating none other than the great Michael Phelps in 100-metre butterfly final.

Thousands welcomed home gold medal hero Joseph Schooling after he won Singapore's first ever gold medal by beating none other than the great Michael Phelps in 100-metre butterfly final.

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Rio Olympics: Graffiti mural in honour of Team Refugee

Refugees competing in the Olympic Games have been honoured with a gigantic mural on Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Boulevard.

Refugees competing in the Olympic Games have been honoured with a gigantic mural on Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Boulevard.

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Russia stripped of Beijing Olympic relay gold for doping

RIO DE JANEIRO – Russia was stripped of a relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Games on Tuesday after one its athletes failed a retrospective

RIO DE JANEIRO – Russia was stripped of a relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Games on Tuesday after one its athletes failed a retrospective

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Pole vaulter Isinbayeva arrives in Rio to compete in IOC commission election

Russia’s two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva arrived in Rio on Monday not to compete in the Games but to compete for a post on the 12-member International Olympic committee Athletes

Russia’s two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva arrived in Rio on Monday not to compete in the Games but to compete for a post on the 12-member International Olympic committee Athletes

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Rio remembers Munich Olympics terror victims

Israel had called for a commemoration for its athletes killed at the 1972 Olympics at each Games opening ceremony.

Israel had called for a commemoration for its athletes killed at the 1972 Olympics at each Games opening ceremony.

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Olympic angst in Rio favela

During the Olympics opening ceremony, Brazil paid tribute to its favelas.

During the Olympics opening ceremony, Brazil paid tribute to its favelas.

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Three athletes record first positive tests of Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – A Chinese swimmer, a Bulgarian steeplechaser, and now a Polish weightlifter have been suspended or excluded from the Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – A Chinese swimmer, a Bulgarian steeplechaser, and now a Polish weightlifter have been suspended or excluded from the Rio Olympics

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Phelps and Bolt ready for golden goodbyes at Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Unites States’ Michael Phelps will climb onto the starting blocks for the last time on Saturday, while the curtain is also set

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Unites States’ Michael Phelps will climb onto the starting blocks for the last time on Saturday, while the curtain is also set

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Ledecky wins 800-metre freestyle for rare Olympic swimming treble

Katie Ledecky of the United States destroyed the field in the 800-metres freestyle to complete a rare Olympic swimming treble having already won the 200 and 400 metres freestyle.

Katie Ledecky of the United States destroyed the field in the 800-metres freestyle to complete a rare Olympic swimming treble having already won the 200 and 400 metres freestyle.

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Biles achieves new levels of greatness

Simone Biles, one of the undoubted stars of these Olympics, has won the all-round Gymnastics Gold medal for America, with teammate Aly Raisman taking silver.

Simone Biles, one of the undoubted stars of these Olympics, has won the all-round Gymnastics Gold medal for America, with teammate Aly Raisman taking silver.