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Banned Sharapova in Russia team for Rio

Maria Sharapova is named in Russia's Olympic tennis team for Rio 2016, despite currently serving a doping suspension.

Fleming eyes GB Olympic doubles place

Colin Fleming hopes a good showing at the French Open can help make it three Scots in the Olympic doubles.

Redgrave & Hoy join BBC team for Rio 2016

Olympic legends Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Chris Hoy will be part of the BBC team offering comprehensive coverage of Rio 2016.

Spanish Olympic sailors assaulted in Rio de Janeiro

As we continue to inch our way closer and closer to the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, it feels as though the host city cannot help but avoid staying out of the negative headlines. While most of the turmoil hasShow More Summary

IOC to hand out 450k condoms to athletes during 2016 Rio Olympics

The Rio Olympics are trying to get Olympic athletes to practice safe sex while at the games. According to the Associated Press, the International Olympics Committee says that more than 450,000 condoms will be handed out during the 2016 games. Show More Summary

Sayers mulled Rio boycott over Russia

British javelin record holder Goldie Sayers says she has considered pulling out of Rio 2016 if Russia are allowed to compete.

Pros at Olympics 'ridiculous' - Tyson

Mike Tyson says it would be "ridiculous" and "foolish" to allow professional boxers at the Olympics and says they would lose to amateurs.

VIDEO: Inside infamous Moscow anti-doping lab

Dan Roan is granted rare behind-the-scenes access to the discredited Moscow laboratory at the centre of the Russian doping scandal.

New tests find Russian athletes positive

The Russian Olympic Committee says 14 of its athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have tested positive for doping during re-tests of their samples.

Surgery forces Renicks out of Olympics

A shoulder operation means Scottish judoka Kimberley Renicks will not be able to compete at this summer's Rio Olympics.

Relay golds cap strong Euros for GB

Great Britain's relay teams win the last two events of European Swimming Championships to complete an impressive meet at the London Aquatics Centre.

Ennis-Hill 'feels good' after comeback

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill says her Achilles 'feels really good' after she returns from injury.

Heath contemplates Rio sprint double

Britain's Liam Heath is considering racing in the K1 and K2 200m sprint canoe events at the Rio Olympics.

Olympic flame edges closer to Rio

As the Olympic Torch Relay edges ever closer to Rio de Janeiro it has already created many memorable moments as it makes its way across Brazil’s 26 states and federal district.From the young to the elderly, the Torchbearers have been...Show More Summary

From the YOG to the Games: the adventure continues!

We have been following each career with great interest, be it the athletes or other YOG representatives. The Rio 2016 Games will be a new opportunity for all these people to experience a truly global event. For their part, the athletes will have the chance to compete against the world’s best. Show More Summary

IOC visit affirms close collaboration with PyeongChang 2018 leadership

“It is obvious that PyeongChang 2018 is in very capable hands,” Lindberg told international and Korean journalists at a concluding joint press conference with Lee. “Our time together leaves me confident that Mr Lee understands what needs to be done in this critical operational phase. Show More Summary

Rio 2016 unveils ticket design

“This was one of the biggest challenges – the question of tickets and the story of another Games,” Nuzman said. “For these first Games in South America, we also wanted to do something different.”Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies...Show More Summary

Curry ready to live the Olympic hoop dream

Speaking in late November 2015, Stephen Curry said that if his NBA team, the Golden State Warriors, managed to get to the 2016 finals and retain their title, he would have around three weeks “to refresh and get ready for Rio”. What the...Show More Summary

Sonny Bill Williams gives his all for Olympic glory

The second half of the final of the eighth Rugby World Cup, contested by New Zealand and Australia in front of a capacity 80,000 crowd at Twickenham, had just got under way when All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams, on as a replacement,...Show More Summary

International Olympic Committee and China seal closer collaboration in the fight against corruption in sport

Speaking at the meeting, the Chinese Minister commented: “We appreciate the International Olympic Committee’s determination to live up to the values of sport and to protect the integrity of sport. Together we will step up the fight against corruption in sport. Show More Summary

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