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France's battle with the burkini

Tremors along France’s most fragile social fault-line running between its identity as a secular state and the rights of its sizeable Muslim population are…

Tremors along France’s most fragile social fault-line running between its identity as a secular state and the rights of its sizeable Muslim population are…

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Burkini sales boosted by ban, as controversy rages on

The controversy over the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women - the burkini - is creating a business opportunity for its inventor who says orders have jumped.

The controversy over the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women - the burkini - is creating a business opportunity for its inventor who says orders have jumped.

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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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Rio police say US swimmers made up armed robbery story

Rio's police chief says four US Olympic swimmers made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint and could be charged with giving false testimony.

Rio's police chief says four US Olympic swimmers made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint and could be charged with giving false testimony.

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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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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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Michael Phelps: the making of a golden athlete

Michael Phelps latest gold medal wins polish his reputation as the most successful male swimmer in Olympic history.

Michael Phelps latest gold medal wins polish his reputation as the most successful male swimmer in Olympic history.

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Third gold swimming medal for Ledecky on Day 5 of Rio Olympics

On Day 5 of the Rio Olympics, Spain’s Mireia Belmonte won the 200 metres butterfly, making her the first Spanish woman to win an Olympic swimming gold medal.

On Day 5 of the Rio Olympics, Spain’s Mireia Belmonte won the 200 metres butterfly, making her the first Spanish woman to win an Olympic swimming gold medal.

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Speak out against doping - Phelps

The Rio 2016 doping debacle is making waves that are causing a splash in the Olympic pool.

The Rio 2016 doping debacle is making waves that are causing a splash in the Olympic pool.

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Michael Phelps's purplish circles and the ancient practice of cupping

US swimmers Micheal Phelps may have won his nineteenth gold medal of his career, but many people seem to be more interested in those brown purplish circles on his…

US swimmers Micheal Phelps may have won his nineteenth gold medal of his career, but many people seem to be more interested in those brown purplish circles on his…

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Australia defends Olympic champion Horton over "drugs cheat" comments

Australia made it clear on Monday there would be no apology to Chinese swimmer Sun Yang after Olympic champion Mack Horton called him a “drugs cheat”

Australia made it clear on Monday there would be no apology to Chinese swimmer Sun Yang after Olympic champion Mack Horton called him a “drugs cheat”

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Rio Olympics: Mellouli targets third straight gold

Tunisian long distance swimmer Oussama Mellouli says it would be a dream come true if he were to win a third straight Olympic gold in Rio.

Tunisian long distance swimmer Oussama Mellouli says it would be a dream come true if he were to win a third straight Olympic gold in Rio.

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Australian Mack Horton makes a splash in Rio

It came down to the final 50 metres, but Australia’s Mack Horton made a splash when he clinched the men’s 400 metres freestyle, beating the 2012 Olympic champion in the…

It came down to the final 50 metres, but Australia’s Mack Horton made a splash when he clinched the men’s 400 metres freestyle, beating the 2012 Olympic champion in the…

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Britain's Adam Peaty sets world record in heats

Britain’s Adam Peaty broke his own world record in the heats of the men’s 100 metres breaststroke at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Saturday. The

Britain’s Adam Peaty broke his own world record in the heats of the men’s 100 metres breaststroke at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Saturday. The

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Russia's Morozov cleared to swim at Rio Games

Russian swimmer Vladimir Morozov has been cleared to Swim at the Rio Olympics after winning his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Russian swimmer Vladimir Morozov has been cleared to Swim at the Rio Olympics after winning his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.