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Kenya 'could pull out of Rio Olympics'

Kenya could pull out of the Rio Olympics if the Zika virus in Brazil reaches epidemic levels, says Kenya's Olympic committee.

London marathon pioneer Disley dies

Welshman John Disley, who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Olympics and co-founded the London Marathon, dies aged 87.

Powell & Conway win bronze in Paris

Wales' Commonwealth Games judo champion Natalie Powell and Scotland's Sally Conway win bronze at the Paris Grand Slam.

Tweddle 'stable' after TV accident

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle is in a "stable" condition and will have surgery after injuring her back on reality show The Jump.

GB foil team secure Rio Olympic spot

Britain's foil team qualify for this year's Rio Olympic Games after finishing ninth at the Bonn World Cup.

Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the indoor athletics season with an Achilles injury.

Paris win would be massive - Powell

Welsh judoka Natalie Powell says winning the weekend's Paris Grand Slam would boost her bid to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

Gemili learns from injury lay-off

British sprinter Adam Gemili says his injury lay-off was "almost a blessing in disguise" as it gave him perspective.

GB's women open against Argentina

Great Britain face defending champions Argentina on the opening day of the Champions Trophy in London on 18 June.

Zika virus daunting, says Olympian

British Olympians voice their concerns about the spread of the Zika virus in Brazil before the Rio Games starts this summer.

BBC agrees new Olympics rights deal

The BBC will broadcast the next five Olympics - Summer and Winter- on its television, radio and online platforms.

Godley pips Tiler to English title

Emily Godley takes the English -69kg title by virtue of her lighter bodyweight after lifting the same weight as Rebekah Tiler.

Rio Olympics 'to go ahead' despite Zika

Brazil says there is no risk to the Rio Olympics because of Zika, amid warnings a disease linked to the virus poses a global health emergency.

Holland eyes triathlon medal in Rio

Triathlete Vicky Holland says winning Commonwealth bronze in 2014 has boosted her confidence for the Rio Olympics.

Jackson against records 'reset'

Ex-world 110m hurdles record holder Colin Jackson is against a plan to reset world records after recent doping scandals.

Bulgaria lose Olympic ban appeal

Bulgaria remain banned from Olympic weightlifting because of excessive doping, after a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Olympic chiefs 'monitoring' Zika

Olympic venues will be inspected daily in the lead-up to the Games in Rio in an attempt to minimise the impact of the Zika virus.

'My phone blew up' - hockey's rising star

Striker Lily Owsley on a roller-coaster year, winning the global young player award and going for Olympic gold with Britain.

Leeds 2016 triathlon route announced

The route for the inaugural Leeds stage of the ITU 2016 World Triathlon Series is revealed.

Up to four million Zika cases predicted

Three to four million people could be infected with Zika in the Americas this year, the World Health Organization says.

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