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Rio Olympics closing ceremony

The Rio Olympics closing ceremony got underway on Sunday after Eliud Kipchoge‘s dominant marathon victory highlighted the final day of competition. Athletes and officials from around the world were attending the event at Rio’s Maracana stadium which will bring down

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Day 16 – Live!

It’s the final day of Rio 2016! Team USA tops the medal table after winning the last gold of the Olympic Games in men’s basketball (1729). Next we await the closing ceremony (2000 local time/1900 ET/2300 GMT) and the passing

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Rio Olympics 2016: Andy Murray wins tennis gold for Great Britain

Britain’s Andy Murray became the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles titles by beating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in Rio. An emotional Murray, 29, secured a thrilling 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 victory to make it GB’s most

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Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar scores as Brazil reach semi-finals

Neymar scored his first goal of the Olympics as hosts Brazil beat Colombia 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the men’s football. The Barcelona forward curled home a free-kick after only 12 minutes, and Luan added a second after the

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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia’s Darya Klishina banned by IAAF

The only Russian due to compete in the athletics at Rio has been banned. The IAAF has put a blanket ban on the Russia team but Darya Klishina had been cleared to take part as the governing body was satisfied

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Rio Olympics 2016: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori to reach gold-medal match

Britain’s Andy Murray remains on course to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals after seeing off Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals. The Scot, 29, won 6-1 6-4 and will play Spain’s Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Fran Halsall race delayed after bus mix-up sends her to wrong venue

Britain’s Fran Halsall said “the whole Olympics had to be stopped for me” after her bus went to the wrong venue. The 26-year-old took an Olympic Village bus with fellow 50m freestyle semi-finalists Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark and Aliaksandra Herasimenia

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Rio Olympics 2016: Chloe Tutton appears to question Yulia Efimova

Great Britain’s Chloe Tutton appeared to criticise controversial swimmer Yulia Efimova’s presence in Rio after the Russian finished ahead of her in the 200m breaststroke. Efimova, who was allowed to compete after appealing against a doping ban, took silver with

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Rio Olympics 2016: Katherine Grainger and Victoria Thornley win double sculls silver

Katherine Grainger became Britain’s most decorated female Olympian by taking silver alongside Victoria Thornley in the double sculls. The pair led for much of the race but were beaten to the gold medal by Poland’s Magdalena Fularczyk-Kozlowska and Natalia Madaj,

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Day 4 as it happened

Day four at Rio 2016 was another golden bonanza for swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who added two more titles to his record career tally. Hungary’s “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu continued her fine form in the pool, notching her third gold

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