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Rio Olympics 2016: 'Small fire' at Australia team building

The Australian Olympic Committee confirm there has been a "small fire" in the basement of the team's building in Rio

Rio 2016: Russian weightlifters banned from Olympic Games

Russia's weightlifting team is banned from competing at the Rio Olympics because of doping offences.

Rio 2016: Callum Hawkins trains in heat chamber for Olympics marathon

Scottish marathon runner Callum Hawkins gets ready to run the Olympic marathon by training in 35C heat and 80% humidity.

Rio 2016: Callum Hawkins turns up the heat for Olympic Games

Scotsman Callum Hawkins trains in a heat chamber as he prepares for the Olympic Games marathon in Brazil.

Rio 2016: Behind the scenes at Team GB's Olympic training camp

BBC reporter Wyre Davies takes a look around Team GB's £1.6m Olympic preparation camp at Minas Tennis Club in Belo Horizonte.

Rio 2016: BBC commentator Jonathan Agnew swaps cricket for equestrian

Jonathan Agnew is swapping cricket commentary for equestrian at Rio, so he got on a horse to give it a go.

Rio 2016: Ben Johnson stripped of Olympic title in 1988

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the moment Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson stuns the world by winning the 100m final in 1988, but is stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for steroids.

'It's a different life in the water' - the Syrian refugee fulfilling Olympic dream

Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini was swimming for her life in the sea towards Europe a year ago - now she is about to swim at Rio 2016.

Olympics: Skateboarding and climbing set for Tokyo 2020 place

Climbing, skateboarding, karate, baseball/softball and surfing are set to be added to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Badminton clears Russians as athletes fly out to Rio

Badminton clears Russian players to take part in the Olympic Games as the nation's athletes begin to travel to Brazil.

Rio 2016: Russia sees off first contestants on flight to Brazil

Around 70 members of the Russian Olympic team leave a Moscow airport for Brazil to take part in Rio 2016 while others stay at home, banned for doping.

Rio 2016: Kelly Holmes' double Olympic gold in Athens

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the moment Great Britain's Kelly Holmes wins gold in the 800m and 1500m at Athens, 2004.

Team Refugee: From swimming the Aegean Sea to the Rio Olympics

To escape Syria, Yusra Mardini swam part of the way to Europe. Now she is preparing for the Rio Olympics.

'Don't say 2016' - how Olympics Rule 40 works

Athletes must break their ties with unofficial sponsors of the Olympics from today until three days after Rio 2016 - or face sanctions.

Rio 2016: Belinda Bencic out of Olympics to focus on US Open

World number 16 Belinda Bencic pulls out of next month's Rio Olympic Games to focus on training for the US Open.

Six London 2012 medal-winning weightlifters return positive tests

Six London 2012 weightlifting medallists are among 45 athletes to return positive doping tests, says the sport's governing body.

Ross Murdoch: Three things you may not know about the swimmer

Scottish swimmer and Team GB Olympic representative Ross Murdoch reveals three things about himself you may not know.

Rio 2016: Narsingh Yadav makes police complaint over doping 'conspiracy'

India's Narsingh Yadav makes a police complaint after claiming fellow wrestlers spiked his food with banned substances.

Rio 2016: Russia's fencing, volleyball & triathlon teams cleared to compete

Russia's fencing, volleyball and triathlon teams are cleared to compete in the Rio Olympics by their sport's governing bodies.

Team Refugee: Rio Olympic hopefuls running for a better life

Two refugees with no previous running experience try to qualify for the Rio Olympics as members of the Team of Refugee Olympic Athletes.

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