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Olympic sevens rugby: Great Britain face World Cup winners New Zealand

Great Britain's men are drawn with World Cup holders New Zealand as the pools are revealed for the first Olympic sevens tournament.

Team GB hockey squads 'outrageous' for lack of Scots, says Laurence Docherty

Former international Laurence Docherty strongly criticises the lack of Scots in Team GB squads for the Rio Olympics.

Uthopia: Rio 2016 hopeful Carl Hester to keep stallion after ownership dispute

British dressage rider Carl Hester will keep Uthopia in his yard following a dispute over the horse's ownership.

British Championships: Matt Hudson-Smith grateful to get Rio Olympics chance

Wolverhampton athlete Matt Hudson-Smith is grateful for the sacrifices his family made to help him get to the Olympics.

Rio 2016: Kate Richardson-Walsh & Alex Danson in GB hockey squad

Eight of the women's team who won bronze at London 2012 are named in the Great Britain hockey squad for summer's Olympics.

Kirsty Gilmour: GB Olympian's coach Chris Bruil unable to join her in Rio

Chris Bruil says it is 'ridiculous' he cannot accompany Scottish Olympian Kirsty Gilmour to Rio because of accreditation issues.

Rio 2016: Sophie Hosking and Kat Copeland win rowing gold in London, 2012

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the moment British rowers Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland win gold in the lightweight women's double sculls at London 2012.

Rio 2016: David Rudisha breaks 800m world record at London 2012

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the Rio Olympics with the moment Kenya's David Rudisha smashes the 800m world record with a time of 1:40.91 at London 2012.

Rio 2016: Water thrown on Olympic flame in Brazil

A man is arrested in Brazil after trying to put out the Olympic flame by throwing a bucket of water over it.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Adcocks in eight-strong badminton squad

Chris and Gabby Adcock are the leading medal hopefuls in Britain's badminton squad for this summer's Rio Olympics.

Rio 2016: Sebastian Coe wins 1500m at 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympics with the moment Great Britain's Seb Coe retains his 1500m title at the Los Angeles Games in 1984.

Dani King: London 2012 gold medallist weighs up appeal against Rio snub

London 2012 gold medallist Dani King is to decide whether to appeal against her omission from the Rio 2016 cycling team.

Jessica Ennis-Hill: Olympic champion wins first heptathlon since World Championships

Jessica Ennis-Hill records the second best score in the world this year to win her first heptathlon since the 2015 World Championships.

Rio 2016: Katherine Grainger & Vicky Thornley get Olympic places

Olympic champion Katherine Grainger feels like "the lights have come back on" after being named in the Great Britain rowing team for Rio.

Rio 2016: Sir Bradley Wiggins says he may not retire after Rio Olympics

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he may continue to race on the track into 2017 having previously said he would retire after the Rio Olympics.

Kemar Bailey-Cole: Jamaican Olympic hopeful claims he has Zika virus

Jamaica's reigning Commonwealth 100m champion Kemar Bailey-Cole claims he has been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

British Championships: James Dasaolu secures 100m Olympic berth

James Dasaolu wins a thrilling battle of Britain's sprint kings to secure his place at his second Olympic Games.

Andrew Butchart wins 5,000m at British Championships to seal Olympics spot

Andrew Butchart surges clear of the field to comfortably win the 5,000m at the Olympic trials in Birmingham.

Watch: Dasaolu and Ellington secure Olympic berths

British sprinters James Dasaolu and James Ellington secure their places at the Olympics in Rio after finishing first and second respectively in the British 100m trials in Birmingham.

Rio 2016: Cavendish 'proud' of Olympic selection

Britain's Mark Cavendish is " proud" and "excited" to be selected for the track team at the 2016 Rio Olympics where the Dimension Data rider will compete in the omnium and as reserve for the team pursuit.

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