Olympics

Olympic Games: the painful legacy of politics vs. sport
Black September
In Depth

Olympic Games: the painful legacy of politics vs. sport

In Depth: history of the event is marred by political tensions that have sometimes led to violence
8 Feb 2018
North Korea may parade missiles on eve of Olympics
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In Brief

North Korea may parade missiles on eve of Olympics

Pyongyang reportedly plans to exhibit hundreds of weapons to ‘scare the hell out of the Americans’
31 Jan 2018
Brazilian Olympic chief arrested on corruption charges
Carlos Nuzman (centre) with former Brazilian President Luiz da Silva (left) and football legend Pele (right)
In Brief

Brazilian Olympic chief arrested on corruption charges

Rio 2016 boss accused of bribing African jurors during the bidding process
6 Oct 2017
Paris to stage the 2024 Olympics as LA settles for 2028
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In Depth

Paris to stage the 2024 Olympics as LA settles for 2028

After weeks of talks Los Angeles agrees a deal to host the Games four years later than it wanted to
1 Aug 2017
Frankie Fredericks suspended over Olympic 'bribe' claim
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Frankie Fredericks suspended over Olympic 'bribe' claim

Former sprinter under investigation over alleged $300,000 payment made before vote to award Games to Rio
17 Jul 2017
Rio's Olympic stadiums left in disrepair
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In Depth

Rio's Olympic stadiums left in disrepair

Iconic Maracana football stadium abandoned and vandalised, while murky water fills the aquatics centre
14 Feb 2017
2016: The sports stars who were famous for 15 minutes – in pictures
Will Bayley
In Brief

2016: The sports stars who were famous for 15 minutes – in pictures

These game types flirted with fame in 2016, but you may not remember them this time next year
26 Dec 2016
London 2012 'corrupted on unprecedented scale' by doping
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In Depth

London 2012 'corrupted on unprecedented scale' by doping

Second part of McLaren report provides 'incontrovertible' proof of Russia's state-sponsored conspiracy
9 Dec 2016
Donald Trump: What it means for sport in the US and beyond
In Depth

Donald Trump: What it means for sport in the US and beyond

Republican's shock victory could have a wide-ranging effect on the World Cup, Olympics and the Premier League
10 Nov 2016
Blaggers gatecrash Team GB Olympic celebrations - video
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In Brief

Blaggers gatecrash Team GB Olympic celebrations - video

Gold medallists joined by two uninvited guests as Manchester and London pay tribute to the stars of Rio
18 Oct 2016
Giorgio Armani gets emotional about sport
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In Depth

Giorgio Armani gets emotional about sport

The Italian fashion designer unveils a powerful exhibition of sports photography at the Armani/Silos in Milan
23 Sep 2016
Wada hacking scandal: What are therapeutic use exemptions?
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Wada hacking scandal: What are therapeutic use exemptions?

Release of confidential medical records has raised questions about the legitimate use of banned substances
15 Sep 2016
Rio 2016 Paralympics opening ceremony - in pictures
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In Brief

Rio 2016 Paralympics opening ceremony - in pictures

Highlights from the dazzling opening ceremony of the Paralympics in Rio
8 Sep 2016
Ryan Lochte 'gets ten-month ban for false robbery claim'
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Ryan Lochte 'gets ten-month ban for false robbery claim'

Swimmer's concocted tale caused embarrassment during Rio Olympics
8 Sep 2016
Olympian sells Rio medal to help boy with cancer
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Olympian sells Rio medal to help boy with cancer

Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski auctions his silver medal to fund specialist treatment
26 Aug 2016
Team GB hopes to do even better at Tokyo 2020
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In Depth

Team GB hopes to do even better at Tokyo 2020

What are the main challenges for UK Sport if it is to maintain our sporting 'superpower' status?
24 Aug 2016
How the National Lottery turned Team GB into world-beaters
Bradley Wiggins
In Depth

How the National Lottery turned Team GB into world-beaters

Public money has transformed the 'dedicated amateurs' of Atlanta into an ultra-professional outfit
23 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Heroes of Team GB return triumphant from Rio
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Olympics 2016: Heroes of Team GB return triumphant from Rio

Selfies with the captain to a rendition of God Save the Queen - British Olympians enjoy their flight back to UK
23 Aug 2016
Olympic medal table: Team GB comes second – who won what?
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In Depth

Olympic medal table: Team GB comes second – who won what?

UK sports celebrated its best overseas Games yet and beat their 2012 total. Here are the men and women who did us proud
22 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Mongolian officials strip in bizarre protest
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In Brief

Olympics 2016: Mongolian officials strip in bizarre protest

Squad demonstrate after Mandakhnaran Ganzorig is denied bronze medal in his final bout - and other tall tales
22 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016 diary: Team GB finish second in medal table
Mo Farah
In Depth

Olympics 2016 diary: Team GB finish second in medal table

Three more golds on the final weekend of action keep Team GB in second place above China in the Rio medals table
22 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Latest news and today's key events and times
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In Depth

Olympics 2016: Latest news and today's key events and times

Daily guide featuring everything from the stars of Team GB to the rules of water polo and the Olympic cycling schedule
19 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Weightlifters have the best celebrations
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In Depth

Olympics 2016: Weightlifters have the best celebrations

Forget the Mobot and Lightning Bolt, the strongmen and women of the Rio Games have all the moves
19 Aug 2016
Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz press conference turns nasty
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Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz press conference turns nasty

UFC reclaims some limelight from the Olympics as two fighters swear and throw bottles at each other in Las Vegas
18 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016 virals: TV star in coma, hockey beats football
Charlie Webster
In Depth

Olympics 2016 virals: TV star in coma, hockey beats football

Charlie Webster 'fighting for her life' in Rio, while Ellen DeGeneres gets caught up in Usain Bolt racism row
18 Aug 2016
Laura Trott and Jason Kenny: Perfectly ordinary Olympians
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In Depth

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny: Perfectly ordinary Olympians

The story behind Team GB's golden couple is one of meticulous planning and dedication rather than glamour and drama
17 Aug 2016
Usain Bolt: A 'modern Muhammad Ali' who has saved athletics
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In Depth

Usain Bolt: A 'modern Muhammad Ali' who has saved athletics

Jamaican superstar has a mixture of talent and charisma that no-one else can rival in a sport that is in crisis
15 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: What time is the men's 100m athletics final?
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In Review

Olympics 2016: What time is the men's 100m athletics final?

Key dates and times for the big stars of Rio, including Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill
11 Aug 2016
Why planning the Olympics is time well spent
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In Depth

Why planning the Olympics is time well spent

Rio’s stopwatches, sensors and scoreboards have taken Omega's Alain Zobrist and his team three long years to perfect
10 Aug 2016
Sun Yang: China vs Australia Olympic doping row gets nasty
Sun Yang of China and Mack Horton of Australia
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Sun Yang: China vs Australia Olympic doping row gets nasty

Chinese newspaper hits out at 'smug Aussie' Mack Horton after he calls swimmer Sun Yang a 'drugs cheat'
9 Aug 2016
Sporting chance: Holidays with Olympic spirit
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Sporting chance: Holidays with Olympic spirit

Let Rio 2016 inspire you, and be put through your paces at one of these luxury resorts offering a winning combination of sun, sea and sport
8 Aug 2016
Olympic opening ceremony: Watch out for Trump and Gisele
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Daily Briefing

Olympic opening ceremony: Watch out for Trump and Gisele

The Games are finally here, but what can we expect from a cut-price opening ceremony in Rio?
5 Aug 2016
Obscure Olympic sports: Water polo to Greco-Roman wrestling
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Daily Briefing

Obscure Olympic sports: Water polo to Greco-Roman wrestling

A quick refresher course for people who only tune in to handball and the modern pentathlon once every four years
5 Aug 2016
The Italian Olympic team sports Armani in Rio
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In Brief

The Italian Olympic team sports Armani in Rio

Athletic practicality meets European elegance in the designer's stylish sportswear collection, which will be worn throughout the 2016 Games
5 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: What time are the equestrian events in Rio?
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In Depth

Olympics 2016: What time are the equestrian events in Rio?

A guide to the dressage, eventing and jumping competitions, plus who to watch from Team GB and when
4 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: What time are the Rio Team GB rowing finals?
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In Review

Olympics 2016: What time are the Rio Team GB rowing finals?

Concerns over the water quality but Team GB rowers hoping for a ninth consecutive Olympics with a gold medal
4 Aug 2016
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