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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: British climber Shauna Coxsey confirms bid to compete at Games

Britain's double overall World Cup champion Shauna Coxsey decides she will bid for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Olympic Committee suspends Brazilian arm after chief's arrest

The IOC move comes after the arrest of two leading members over alleged corruption linked to Rio 2016.

Anna Chicherova: Russian high jumper loses doping appeal

Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova loses an appeal against being stripped of her 2008 Olympic bronze medal after failing a doping retest.

Brazilian Olympics chief arrested in Rio

The man who headed Rio's bid to host the 2016 Games is being held as part of a cash-for-votes probe.

Olympic villages could be scaled down in plan to cut costs

Athletes' villages could be scaled down as part of the International Olympic Committee's plans to cut costs at future Games.

GB start with two medals at Canoe Slalom Worlds

Great Britain win a gold and silver medal on the opening day of the Canoe Slalom World Championships.

'I'd love to thank his mum' - Rio grandma with the 'heart of an athlete'

The death of Stefan Henze cast a shadow over the Rio Olympics, but his family's "tremendous generosity" helped to save lives.

2020 Olympics: Climbing faces challenge for acceptance

Why has the introduction of climbing to the 2020 Olympics divided the sport?

South Korea hope Games will 'ease worries' over regional stability

South Korea believes a successful hosting of next year's Winter Olympics will "erase worries" over political stability in the region.

Sir Craig Reedie: Wada will defend McLaren report in response to Russian cyclists' lawsuit

Wada president Sir Craig Reedie says the organisation will defend the McLaren report in response to a lawsuit from three Russian cyclists.

Olympic Games: Paris & LA to host 2024 & 2028 respectively

Paris and Los Angeles are named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics respectively by the International Olympic Committee.

IOC is 'doing nothing' about corruption crisis, says senior official Pound

Dick Pound, a senior IOC official, accuses his organisation of doing nothing about its growing corruption crisis.

International Olympic Committee not immune to credibility issues - Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says no organisation is "immune to credibility issues".

Olympic champion Hannah Mills has a 'small brain bleed'

Olympic champion Hannah Mills suffers a "small brain bleed" and broken nose before the J/70 World Championships in Sardinia.

Pat Hickey: Ex-Irish Olympic chief quits International Olympic Committee board

Former Irish Olympic chief Pat Hickey resigns from the International Olympic Committee's executive board.

Canoe Marathon World Championships: Lani Belcher wins first GB gold for a decade

Lani Belcher becomes Britain's first marathon canoe world champion for a decade with K1 victory in South Africa.

Wheelchair tennis: Stephane Houdet wants Paralympic sport to become Olympic event

Former world number one Stephane Houdet is pushing for wheelchair tennis to be transformed into an Olympic event.

Brazil police raids amid 2016 Olympics corruption probe

Police are investigating alleged corruption during the IOC vote to give the 2016 Olympics to Rio.

Leeds team win inaugural Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup

A Leeds team comprising Georgia Taylor-Brown, Jess Learmonth, Aaron Royle and Tom Bishop win the inaugural British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup in Nottingham.

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