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Rio Games: Jo Pavey named in GB athletics team at 42

Distance runner Jo Pavey, 42, will compete in a record fifth Olympic Games after being selected to represent Team GB at the Rio Games.

Yulia Efimova: Swimming's governing body criticised after doping charge dropped

Swimming's governing body is criticised after dropping a doping charge against Russia's Yulia Efimova.

Rio 2016: Justin Rose says Olympics are "unique and special"

Great Britain's Justin Rose says he thinks the chance to compete at the Olympics is "unique and special".

Rio 2016: Watch the BBC's Olympic Games trail

Watch the BBC's Olympic Games trail set in Rio's Tijuca Forest with music from British artist Jamie N Commons, with a specially adapted version of "Not Gonna Break Me".

Rio 2016: Laura Trott's golden ride to glory

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the moment Laura Trott secures gold in the women's Omnium at the 2012 Games in London.

Rio 2016: Alberto Contador out of Olympics after Tour de France injury

Spain's Alberto Contador rules himself out of the Rio Olympics after injury forced him to withdraw from the Tour de France.

Olympics 2016: Sir Steve Redgrave calm about Rio Zika threat

Five-times Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave says that golfers should be more honest about their reasons for pulling out of the Rio games.

How long distance running helped overcome loss of son

How long distance running helped Brazilian mum overcome the loss of her son.

Jarryd Hayne fails to land Fiji Olympic rugby sevens selection

After ditching his NFL dream earlier this year to pursue his Olympic dream, Jarryd Hayne failed to land a spot on Fiji’s rugby sevens squad this summer for the 2016 Rio Olympics. For Hayne, it was always a stretch that he’d earn a spot...Show More Summary

Rio 2016: Gemma Gibbons secures emotional semi-final victory at london 2012

BBC Sport continues to count down to the 2016 Olympics with the moment Gemma Gibbons dedicates her 2012 judo semi-final victory to her late mother.

Usain Bolt named in Rio 2016 Jamaica squad after injury scare

Usain Bolt is named in the Jamaica squad for the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay events at Rio 2016, despite a recent injury.

Rio 2016: City ready to host Olympic Games, says IOC

Rio de Janeiro is ready to hold the Olympics despite fears over its ability to stage the event, says the International Olympic Committee.

Isobel Pooley: British high jumper will miss Rio 2016 through injury

In her BBC Sport column, British high jumper Isobel Pooley announces she will miss the Rio Olympics because of injury.

Chad le Clos: Olympic champion reveals both parents have cancer

Chad le Clos, who defends his Olympic title in Rio, reveals both his parents have been diagnosed with cancer.

Maria Sharapova: Banned tennis player to miss Rio Olympics

Maria Sharapova will miss the Rio Olympics after her doping appeal is postponed until September by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Rio 2016 countdown: BMX crash causes seven-rider pile up

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with a massive pile-up in the men's BMX quarter-finals at London 2012.

Great Britain Royals win Rugby Europe Sevens event at Exeter's Sandy Park

Great Britain Royals beat France 33-17 to win the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series event at Exeter's Sandy Park.

European Championships: Britain's men win 4x100m relay gold in Amsterdam

Great Britain win gold in the 4x100m men's relay at the European Championships, and take silver in the women's race.

Jack Burnell wins silver at European Open Water Championships in Netherlands

Britain's Jack Burnell warms up for the Olympics with a silver medal in the European Open Water Championships in Hoorn.

Zharnel Hughes: Great Britain sprinter will miss Rio Olympics

Great Britain sprinter Zharnel Hughes will miss next month's Olympic Games in Rio with a knee injury.

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