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Archive: Lewis wins four golds in Los Angeles

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with Carl Lewis winning in the men's 100m, 200m, 400m and the long jump at the 1984 Games.

Why did Rio mayor offer to put kangaroo in Olympic village?

Rio de Janeiro appears nowhere close to prepared to host the Summer Olympics in less than two weeks, but the city’s mayor does not seem overly concerned. On Sunday, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes was asked about the Australian Olympic Committee deeming the athlete’s village “uninhabitable” after running some tests at the dorms over the weekend. Show More Summary

Olympic village in Rio deemed 'uninhabitable' for time being

With the official start of the 2016 Summer Olympics less than two weeks away, the city of Rio de Janeiro should probably be ready to host by now. But is it? Let’s just say if the Games started today, the athletes would have nowhere to...Show More Summary

Rio Olympics 2016: Usada criticises IOC for creating a confusing mess on Russia ruling

Anti-doping body Usada criticises IOC for a lack of leadership over its decision on Russian athletes competing at Rio.

Rio Olympics 2016: Australia refuse to move into athletes' village

The Australian team is not prepared to move their athletes into the Olympic Village due to the state of their accommodation.

Top British athletes on need for a clean Olympics

British athletes Dina Asher-Smith, Lynsey Sharp, Adam Gemili and Mo Farah tell BBC Sport there needs to be a stand against doping offences.

Rio Olympics 2016: Russia not given blanket ban by IOC

Russia will not receive a blanket ban from the Rio Games, an Olympic source tells the BBC.

Rio 2016: Jesse Owens makes history in Berlin, 1936

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with American Jesse Owens winning four gold medals in Nazi Germany at the Berlin Games in 1936.

Jessica Ennis-Hill: I'm not favourite for Rio gold, says Olympic champion

Great Britain's world and Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill says she is not favourite for the Rio 2016 heptathlon.

Johnson-Thompson beats Shara Proctor & Jess Ennis-Hill in GB long jump battle

Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins the long jump at the Anniversary Games, beating British rivals Shara Proctor and Jessica Ennis-Hill.

London Anniversary Games: Mo Farah storms to victory in men's 5,000m

Mo Farah runs the fastest 5,000m of 2016 in his first competitive race over that distance this year at the Anniversary Games.

London Anniversary Games: Usain Bolt criticises Justin Gatlin after 200m win

Usain Bolt accuses sprint rival Justin Gatlin of "disrespect" after winning the 200m at the Anniversary Games in London.

Rio Olympic ticket sales picking up, but still have a ways to go

Earlier concerns about ticket sales for this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro seem to be easing as the games inch closer and closer in Brazil. It took fewer than five hours for the host nation to sell 100,000 tickets that were put...Show More Summary

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

It is possibly the only story line ahead of the opening ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro that is garnering as much attention as the Zika virus, but the scandal surrounding Russia’s track and field team could be more than just a splashy headline...Show More Summary

London Anniversary Games: Usain Bolt powers to 200m win

Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the Anniversary Games in London in a time of 19.89 seconds.

Ban Russia from Rio, says British IOC member

Russia should be banned from next month's Rio Games, says British International Olympic Committee member Adam Pengilly.

'Restoring athletics' credibility will take years'

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson says it will take years for the sport of athletics to recover its credibility.

Rio 2016: GB Paralympian Clegg to wear blindfold following reclassification

Team GB Paralympian Libby Clegg is required to wear blindfold at Rio 2016 after she is reclassified as a T11 sprinter.

Rio Olympics 2016: No place for doping in sport - Vladimir Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin says "there can be no place for doping in sport" after his country's Olympic athletics ban was upheld.

Rio 2016: Sympathy for clean Russian athletes - Mo Farah

Double Olympic Champion Mo Farah says he feels sympathy for the clean Russian athletes unable to compete at the Rio Olympics but says countries have to follow the rules.

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