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VIDEO: Will Rio be ready for the Olympics?

BBC Sport's Nick Hope looks at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic preparations 18 months from the Games.

Superbug found in Rio Olympic waters

Researchers in Brazil discover "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.

Dujardin sets dressage world record

British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin sets a new world record as she wins Grand Prix gold with Valegro at Olympia.

Lost Freeman Olympic bodysuit found?

Cathy Freeman's bodysuit worn when she lit the Sydney 2000 Olympic flame may have been found after 14 years.

Doping bans doubled to four years

Drug cheats in sport face a minimum four-year ban - up from two years - under new rules which came into effect from 1 January.

Boston to bid for 2024 Olympics

Boston is put forward by the United States Olympic Committee as a candidate city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Inexorable rise of new sailing star

Young Sailor of the Year Emma Wilson is following in the family windsurfing tradition as she makes her mark.

Ennis-Hill to make heptathlon return

Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill to contest her first heptathlon since winning gold at London 2012 in May's Hypo-Meeting.

Olympics better than Worlds - Trump

Judd Trump says an Olympic gold medal would be a better achievement than winning the World Championship.

Water pollution concern for Rio 2016

Water pollution in the sailing venue is the main concern for Rio de Janeiro, 18 months before the city stages the Olympics.

Olympic gold weightlifter dies at 35

Milen Dobrev, a weightlifting gold medallist at the Athens Olympics in 2004, is found dead at his home, aged 35.

Daley axes 'demon dive' for Olympics

Tom Daley swaps his "demon dive" for a new "firework" routine as he attempts to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

IOC happy with Rio preparations

Rio de Janeiro is making "solid progress" towards the 2016 Olympics - despite dead fish being discovered at the sailing venue.

Sailors 'toughen guts' for Rio water

British sailors take supplements to "strengthen their gut" over fears of the water quality at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

FA wants Team GB sides at Rio 2016

The Football Association is planning to enter men's and women's Great Britain teams at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

FAW president 'livid' over Team GB

FAW president Trefor Lloyd Hughes criticises plans to enter men's and women's Great Britain football teams in the Rio Olympics.

Scottish FA opposes Team GB for Rio

The Scottish FA is firmly against the idea of Great Britain football teams competing at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Hottest ticket for 2016 Games in Rio?

Tickets for football and athletics are proving popular, but there is one Olympic sport trumping the rest in popularity.

Basketball receives funding hope

Basketball's high participation may help it receive a financial boost as part of UK Sport's new funding strategy.

Rio GB team would need Fifa approval

Britain's men's and women's football sides will not participate at the 2016 Olympics without Fifa permission, BBC Sport learns.

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