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  • Hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose

    Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose are among athletes targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group.

  • Lochte gets 10-month suspension

    American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, US media reported on Wednesday, following a scandal

  • Rio court to return passports to Irish Olympic officials

    A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil.

  • Neymar's nerves of steel hand Brazil first gold

    Brazil superstar Neymar strikes the winning penalty as the hosts claim a first ever Olympic football gold medal before announcing his intention to step down as captain of the national team.

  • Rio Olympics: Ramos, Chen disqualified for doping

    Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi are disqualified from the Olympic Games for having failed doping tests, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says.

  • Rio Olympics: 'Good v Evil' again as Bolt, Gatlin ready for duel

    The battle to be crowned world's fastest man takes centre stage at the Rio Olympics on Sunday with Usain Bolt facing another showdown with Justin Gatlin where the image of athletics will be on the line.

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    It's great for kids who are watching judo now. Seeing someone like me who left the City of God, who started judo at five years of age as a joke.

  • WADA 'disappointed' by IOC decision on Russia

    The International Olympic Committee's decision to reject calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Olympics could lead to "lesser protection for clean athletes," the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says..

  • Further 45 new failures from London and Beijing Games

    A further 45 athletes test positive for banned substances after a second set of samples were re-analysed from the London and Beijing Olympics.

  • Sports court rejects Russian appeal

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it had rejected Russia's appeal against the exclusion of its track and field athletes from the Rio Games starting on August 5.

  • Murray to miss Davis Cup quarter final

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will miss Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final clash against Serbia with captain Leon Smith naming Kyle Edmund and James Ward as his two singles players on Wednesday.

  • Maria's return pending CAS decision

    Maria Sharapova will be returned to the national Olympic entry list for the 2016 Rio Games in case the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issues a positive ruling on her appeal.

  • Bolt gears up for Olympic trials

    Usain Bolt will embark on the first major test of what he plans to be a triumphant swansong Thursday as the Jamaican Olympic athletics trials get under way.

  • Day pulls out over Zika fears

    World No.1 golfer Jason Day of Australia says he is withdrawing from the Rio Olympic Games over the threat of the Zika virus.

  • Shamoli gets wildcard entry

    Archer Shamoli Roy has been awarded a wildcard entry in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August, an official confirmed yesterday.

  • Top swimmer tested positive

    World record holder Etiene Medeiros, one of Olympic hosts' Brazil's top hopes of a medal at the Rio Games, has tested positive for a banned substance.

  • IAAF to decide on Russia

    Russia finds out on Friday if the IAAF Council will lift the country's ban from athletics but, even if the vote goes against it, the road to Rio remains open as the IOC will make the final decision on Olympic participation.

  • Rio athletes' village unveiled

    Despite financial and organisational problems that have delayed other construction projects for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the largest athletes' village in the long history of the Games is unveiled in the city on Wednesday.

  • Bolt to tune up in London

    Usain Bolt will fine-tune his preparations for the Rio Olympics by competing at the Anniversary Games in London on July 22, organisers said.

  • Maria appeals ban in CAS

    Maria Sharapova has appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports, seeking a ruling ahead of the Olympics.

  • Kyrgios pulls out of Rio, blasts AOC

    Fiery Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios pulls out of the Rio Olympics, blaming "unwarranted attacks" on him by Australian Olympic chiefs after he was warned to behave.

  • Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Rio 2016

    Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of Rio 2016, accusing the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) of "unfair and unjust treatment" and "unwarranted attacks".

  • Professional boxers can compete

    Professional boxers can compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the sport's governing body ruled in a landmark decision on Wednesday.

  • Baki takes aim at Olympics medal drought

    An Olympics triumph can make you a hero in any country but legendary status awaits Abdullah Hel Baki if he can finally rid Bangladesh of an unwanted distinction, the biggest nation never to win a medal.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Rafa baffled by no shows

    Rafael Nadal knows only too well what it's like to miss out on playing at the Olympics, hence he does not understand why so many of his fellow tennis professionals are turning their backs on the Rio Games in August.

  • Rio artists highlight city's violent underbelly

    As Rio de Janeiro prepares to play Olympic host, one art exhibit is flying a less than celebratory five-ring flag portraying five youngsters shot dead by police in this often deadly city.

  • Diamond in hot water

    Twice Olympic shooting champion Michael Diamond has been arrested for drunk driving and charged with firearms offences, the Australian Olympic Committee says on Monday.

  • Van Niekerk to train with Bolt

    South African 400 metres world champion Wayde van Niekerk will train with sprint king Usain Bolt in Jamaica next month in a bid to shave vital fractions of a second off his time in a chase for Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Russia backs IOC over Beijing doping action

    Russia's sports ministry says on Wednesday it fully supports actions by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to bar athletes who dope from competitions, but said clean athletes should not be excluded from the Rio games.

  • Bolt aiming to crack 19 seconds in 200 meters

    Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has already started his preparations for next year's Rio Games and wants to break 19 seconds in the 200 meters.

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