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Jason Kenny: Six-time Olympic champion returns after secret retirement

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s joint most-successful Olympian Jason Kenny has revealed he secretly retired after Rio 2016 but has now reversed his decision. The six-time gold medallist said he “stepped away” from track cycling because ...

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Jazz Carlin: Welsh double Olympic medallist to launch 'crazy' medal bid

Media playback is not supported on this device Double Olympic silver medallist Jazz Carlin will bid to become the first woman to win medals in both the pool and open water at the same Olympics. The 27-year-old, who was second ...

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Chicherova loses appeal after being stripped of Olympic medal

Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova has lost an appeal against being stripped of her 2008 Olympic bronze medal after failing a doping retest. The 35-year-old finished third in Beijing, but tested positive for banned steroid turinabol when samples were re-analysed. ...

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From malaria to Olympic medallist in 10 months – Onuora's journey

Media playback is not supported on this device When British sprinter Anyika Onuora took some time off to visit family in Nigeria in October 2015, she expected it to be like every other holiday. But the 32-year-old contracted malaria and ...

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Olympic medallist Bobridge accused of dealing drugs

A two-time Olympic medal-winning cyclist, Jack Bobridge, has been accused of dealing drugs in his native Australia. Mr Bobridge, 28, was arrested in Perth on Wednesday on five charges of selling and supplying MDMA, including two of a trafficable quantity, ...

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Olympic medals: The tricky job of reallocating – and getting them back

Media playback is not supported on this device Gone are the days of Olympians receiving their medals in an airport food court, or having to hold their own medal ceremony. Britain’s 4x400m relay squad from the 2008 Beijing Games got ...

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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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