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Shane Perkins: Australian cyclist on switching to Russia and 2020 Tokyo Olympics

An Australian going for Olympic gold with Russia. It might seem improbable to outsiders, but for cyclist Shane Perkins this is “living the dream”. Jettisoned by his home team, he has gone elsewhere in an effort to compete at the ...

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GB's Synchronised Swimming team aiming for 2020 Olympics

The GB synchronised swimming team say their Olympic ambitions are on track. The squad has been rebuilt in recent years after UK Sport withdrew the sports entire £4.3m budget in 2014. Bristol pair Kate Shortman, 16, and Izzy Thorpe, 17, ...

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Non Stanford: Commonwealth medal would make up for Olympics disappointment

Welsh triathlete Non Stanford tells BBC Sport Wales a 2018 Commonwealth Games medal would make up for finishing an agonising fourth at the 2016 Olympics. Stanford, 29, missed out on bronze to her training partner and housemate Vicky Holland at ...

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Russian doping: London Olympics retesting results in two more positive tests

Two more Russian athletes have been found guilty of doping following the retesting of their samples from the London 2012 Olympics. Yulia Gushchina was part of the women’s 4x400m relay team that won silver, also placing 15th in the 400m ...

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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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