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Stephen Wooldridge: Australian Olympic champion dies aged 39

Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, an Olympic and world champion, has died aged 39. Wooldridge won team pursuit gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and four world titles between 2002 and 2006. He held a number of administrative roles in the ...

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'The first time I've been scared in sport' – the Olympic champion who swapped sails for saddle

Qatar Goodwood Festival Venue: Goodwood racecourse Dates: 1-5 August Coverage: Commentary and updates on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website On Thursday, double Olympic sailing gold medallist Sarah Ayton will face the “fear” of riding a horse ...

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Adam Peaty: Olympic champion explains his Project 56

Olympic breaststroke champion Adam Peaty explains Project 56, the new challenge he has set himself to surpass his own world record set at Rio 2016. Listen to Peaty: Project 56 on BBC Radio 5 live, Thursday 20 July at 21:00 ...

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Olympic champion Roberts ingested banned substance by kissing girlfriend

Olympic gold medallist Gil Roberts has been cleared of failing a drugs test, after it was found he ingested a banned substance by kissing his girlfriend. The 28-year-old American, who won 4x400m relay gold at Rio 2016, tested positive for ...

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Olympic champion Van Niekerk makes winning 400m return

World record holder Wayde van Niekerk ran the fastest 400m time of the year on his return to action at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. In his first international 400m since breaking the world record in the 2016 Olympic ...

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Mo Farah: Fancy Bears hack prompts response from Olympic champion

Mo Farah stressed he has “never failed a blood test” following the release of hacked documents which appear to show his test results once caused suspicion. Hackers Fancy Bears published documents on Wednesday which state Farah returned a sample which ...

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Olympic swimmer Wallace admits drink-driving

Olympic swimmer Dan Wallace has been banned from the road for a year after being found to be over twice the legal drink-drive limit. Wallace was stopped by police near his flat in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire at 03:15 on ...

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Russia doping: Federation bans athletes as Team GB wait on Olympic medals

Russia has banned three athletes for four years each as a result of retested samples taken at the 2008 Olympics. Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, Inga Abitova and Denis Alekseyev tested positive for banned substance Turinabol. Kapachinskaya claimed silver in the women’s 4x400m ...

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Olympic legend Phelps to race against great white shark

Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time, will race against a great white shark as part of a television show due to air in July. A press release from the Discovery Channel promises that “the world’s most decorated ...

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Tokyo 2020: Adam Peaty frustrated by 50m Olympic omission

Rio gold medallist Adam Peaty says the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a mistake by not including three new 50m sprint events for Tokyo 2020. The IOC said last week that men’s 800m and women’s 1500m freestyle races would be ...

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