Rio 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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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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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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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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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
Olympics on TV: Clare Balding to host evening coverage
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Olympics on TV: Clare Balding to host evening coverage

Presenter replaces Gary Lineker, but Rio time difference means big events will be screened in early hours
3 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: When is the gymnastics and how to watch it
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Olympics 2016: When is the gymnastics and how to watch it

There are 18 gold medals on offer in artistic and rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline at Rio - and Team GB have a chance
3 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Team GB stars tipped for Rio gold – pictures
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Olympics 2016: Team GB stars tipped for Rio gold – pictures

UK stars target a record haul - and could even scoop an amazing 79 medals in Brazil
2 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: What time is the football and who to watch?
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Olympics 2016: What time is the football and who to watch?

Neymar will be among the stars at the Olympics with Brazil tipped in the men's tournament and USA favourites for women's gold
2 Aug 2016
Lizzie Armitstead cleared for Rio despite missed drug tests
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Lizzie Armitstead cleared for Rio despite missed drug tests

Team GB cyclist missed three tests in 12 months, but has won an appeal against a two-year ban ahead of Olympics
2 Aug 2016
Success! Paul Smith's Suit To Travel In
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Success! Paul Smith's Suit To Travel In

Gymnast and British Olympics hopeful Max Whitlock on putting the designer's crease-resistant tailoring through its paces
1 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: What time is the rugby sevens at Rio?
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In Review

Olympics 2016: What time is the rugby sevens at Rio?

Everything you need to know about the Olympic newbie, from the rules to the players to watch out for
1 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Heroes of London 2012 going for gold in Rio
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Olympics 2016: Heroes of London 2012 going for gold in Rio

The Team GB Olympic champions who will be defending their titles at the Rio Games this summer
28 Jul 2016
Olympics 2016: Heroes of London 2012 going for gold in Rio – in pics
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Olympics 2016: Heroes of London 2012 going for gold in Rio – in pics

The Team GB Olympic champions who will be defending their titles at the Rio Games this summer
28 Jul 2016
Roger Federer to miss the Rio Olympics and US Open
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Roger Federer to miss the Rio Olympics and US Open

Swiss tennis great will not play again this year in a bid to extend his career, but at 35 how long does he have?
27 Jul 2016
Rio 2016: Ten of the greatest Olympians of all time
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Rio 2016: Ten of the greatest Olympians of all time

It is impossible to compare a rower with a swimmer or a sprinter, but these competitors are amongst the best to grace the Games
26 Jul 2016
Olympic legacy: How will Rio compare to other summer Games?
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Olympic legacy: How will Rio compare to other summer Games?

The 2016 Olympics are already mired in controversy and there may be more pain ahead
18 Jul 2016
From crime & corruption to Zika: Threats to the Rio Olympics
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From crime & corruption to Zika: Threats to the Rio Olympics

The build-up to the Games is rarely smooth, but the 2016 Olympics has had more than its fair share of problems
15 Jul 2016
Greatest show on earth - or are the Olympics just too big?
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Greatest show on earth - or are the Olympics just too big?

With fewer and fewer cities able to afford the cost of the Games, the format may need to change in the future
13 Jul 2016
Why gender could become an issue at the Rio Olympics
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Why gender could become an issue at the Rio Olympics

Changes to IOC regulations have caused the debate over transgender competitors to intensify
12 Jul 2016
Zika: An Olympic sized problem as Jordan Spieth pulls out
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Zika: An Olympic sized problem as Jordan Spieth pulls out

Organisers remain defiant over virus despite the withdrawal of another big name amid calls to move or postpone the 2016 Games
12 Jul 2016
Gender and the Olympics
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Gender and the Olympics

8 Jul 2016
Body parts wash up on Rio Olympics volleyball beach
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Body parts wash up on Rio Olympics volleyball beach

Gruesome discovery is another blow for city facing financial crisis and political turmoil in run-up to games
30 Jun 2016
Rio Olympics: Jaguar shot dead after torch relay
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Rio Olympics: Jaguar shot dead after torch relay

Animal rights activists condemn 'unnatural' use of big cat Juma in Brazil procession
22 Jun 2016
Mo Farah 'facilitator' arrested in doping raid in Spain
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Mo Farah 'facilitator' arrested in doping raid in Spain

British Athletics plays down links between runner and Jama Aden, coach of female athlete of the year Genzebe Dibaba
21 Jun 2016
'Ban Russia,' says cheated Briton in line for Olympic medal
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'Ban Russia,' says cheated Briton in line for Olympic medal

Eight years after competing in Beijing, javelin thrower Goldie Sayers learnt of her sporting glory while driving down the M11
26 May 2016
Shane Sutton: Failed drugs test adds to cycling crisis
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Shane Sutton: Failed drugs test adds to cycling crisis

British rider's failed test was an 'administrative error' but more allegations against Sutton emerge
29 Apr 2016
Skimpy and patriotic: The verdict on Team GB's Olympic kit
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Skimpy and patriotic: The verdict on Team GB's Olympic kit

Outfits contrast 'British tradition with a modern attitude' – but leave some worried for Tom Daley's modesty
27 Apr 2016
Wiggins and Cavendish restore Team GB's feelgood factor
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Wiggins and Cavendish restore Team GB's feelgood factor

Laura Trott adds to British success at Track World Championships as cyclists look forward to summer Olympics
7 Mar 2016
Brazil's tourism minister resigns on eve of Rio Olympics
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Brazil's tourism minister resigns on eve of Rio Olympics

Henrique Alves becomes third government official in a month to resign over country's Petrobas scandal
4 Mar 2016
Will Tiger Woods return for Ryder Cup and the Olympics?
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Will Tiger Woods return for Ryder Cup and the Olympics?

Golf legend posts video of his swing after surgery as Davis Love III talks up his chances of a return to form
25 Feb 2016
Kenya faces Olympic ban as Wada 'loses patience' over doping
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Kenya faces Olympic ban as Wada 'loses patience' over doping

African nation has two months to provide funding and show it is tackling problem or it will be declared non-compliant like Russia
12 Feb 2016
Sport in 2016 – nine key dates for your diary
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In Review

Sport in 2016 – nine key dates for your diary

From Euro 2016 to the Rio Olympics and the Ryder Cup, the next 12 months promise plenty of sporting drama
1 Jan 2016
As Usain Bolt fuels retirement talk we should 'cherish' him
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In Depth

As Usain Bolt fuels retirement talk we should 'cherish' him

Jamaican sprint king says he is only 50-50 to make it to London in 2017 and could retire after Rio Olympics
28 Aug 2015
European Games: sambo, sport and politics in Baku
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In Review

European Games: sambo, sport and politics in Baku

Olympic warm-up event in Azerbaijan overshadowed by human rights allegations
12 Jun 2015
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