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Tokyo 2020: Mixed events would add 'fun' element to Olympics – Adam Peaty

Rio 2016 champion swimmer Adam Peaty says the introduction of mixed events for Tokyo 2020 would make the Olympics “more fun”. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide the medal events for each sport in 2020 on Friday, 9 June ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Sharon van Rouwendaal wins women's open water swim

Media playback is not supported on this device Netherlands’ Sharon van Rouwendaal won Olympic gold in the women’s 10,000m open water swim, with Briton Keri-Anne Payne missing out on a medal. France’s Aurelie Muller had won silver but was disqualified ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Mark Cavendish wins silver medal in men's omnium

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish achieved his ambition of winning an Olympic medal by taking silver in the omnium. The Manxman has won four world titles on the road and track but missed ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Laura Trott leads omnium at halfway stage

Defending champion Laura Trott leads the Olympic women’s omnium at halfway after a masterful display on Monday. The 24-year-old is three races away from claiming a fourth Olympic gold medal, 48 hours after she became the first British woman to ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Ruth Jebet wins 3,000m steeplechase

Media playback is not supported on this device Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet won the women’s Olympic 3,000m steeplechase gold in the second-quickest time in history. Jebet, 19, posted a time of eight minutes 59.75 seconds, narrowly outside of Russian Gulnara Samitova-Galkina’s ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Sophie Hitchon wins historic GB hammer bronze

Media playback is not supported on this device Sophie Hitchon became the first British woman to win an Olympic hammer medal by taking bronze, as Pole Anita Wlodarczyk set a new world record to claim gold. Hitchon threw a new ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Fran Halsall fourth in 50m freestyle, Pernille Blume wins gold

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s Fran Halsall finished fourth – just 0.06 seconds off gold and 0.02 off bronze – as Pernille Blume won the Olympic 50m freestyle title. It was the seventh time Britain have ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Confusion as golf fan stops Justin Rose's ball

Media playback is not supported on this device Justin Rose is given a free drop after a spectator tries to stop his ball following an errant tee shot in the final round of the Olympic golf competition in Rio. Keep ...

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Becky James sets new Olympic sprint record

Wales’ Becky James set a new Olympic record of 10.721 seconds to qualify fastest for the women’s track sprint elimination races in Rio. The 24-year-old won keirin silver with a powerful surge a day earlier. That talent was again in ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Jemima Sumgong wins women's marathon for Kenya

Media playback is not supported on this device Jemima Sumgong became the first Kenyan woman to win the Olympic marathon, beating Eunice Kirwa of Bahrain. Ethiopia’s world champion Mare Dibaba took the bronze medal as her compatriot and race favourite ...

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