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Reuters Sports News
Phelps still the big fish in the poolMichael Phelps of the U.S. is seen underwater as he swims in the men's 200m but
Phelps still the big fish in the pool
Reuters Sports News / Posted 37 minutes ago
Michael Phelps of the U.S. is seen underwater as he swims in the men's 200m butterfly final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 31, 2012. LONDON Greatness can be hard to define but two words suffice for Olympic swimming... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Rio 2016: World leading times vs world records in the Olympic swimming seasonThe London 2012 Olympics were a golden time for Olympic records. Six Olympic me
Rio 2016: World leading times vs world records in the Olympic swimming season
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 hours ago
The London 2012 Olympics were a golden time for Olympic records. Six Olympic men’s records were set and in the women’s event, almost every single pool record was broken with 14 records falling (including the relay swims). Since then, a further eight... Read more
4h
Daily Mirror
Sir Chris Hoy named the greatest British Olympian of all timeA poll of 2,000 people named the former track cyclist, who won two gold medals
Sir Chris Hoy named the greatest British Olympian of all time
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 hours ago
A poll of 2,000 people named the former track cyclist, who won two gold medals in the London 2012 Olympics, the best Olympian to represent Great Britain. Second place went to rower Sir Steve Redgrave who won gold in five consecutive Olympic Games... Read more
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heraldscotland
Three Russian swimmers banned from RioLobintsev and Morozov, who is based in the US, were part of Russia's bronze-med
Three Russian swimmers banned from Rio
heraldscotland / Posted 4 hours ago
Lobintsev and Morozov, who is based in the US, were part of Russia's bronze-medal winning 4x100m freestyle team at London 2012, while Lobintsev also won a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at Beijing 2008. But the confirmation of... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Oerter, not Phelps, the greatest Olympian: historianMichael Phelps of the U.S. poses with his gold medal after winning the men's 4x
Oerter, not Phelps, the greatest Olympian: historian
Reuters Sports News / Posted 5 hours ago
Michael Phelps of the U.S. poses with his gold medal after winning the men's 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre August 4, 2012. An Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Olympic sailor Nathan Outteridge on the hunt for gold in Rioon the hunt for gold in Rio Photo: Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Austra
Olympic sailor Nathan Outteridge on the hunt for gold in Rio
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 hours ago
on the hunt for gold in Rio Photo: Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Australia compete in the men's 49er sailing at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 6, 2012. (Getty Images: Laurence Griffiths) Nathan Outteridge is an Olympic gold medal... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Sir Bradley Wiggins backs Chris Froome to win Olympic goldall those people who have just ridden the Tour, he can do it. Read More “You’
Sir Bradley Wiggins backs Chris Froome to win Olympic gold
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 hours ago
all those people who have just ridden the Tour, he can do it. Read More “You’re going through the motions of racing – at London 2012, I had won the final time trial on the Tour by a minute and a half: all I had to do was keep my head on and... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Classic, cool or popular? Medal ceremonies get restyled for Rio Gamesof Japan celebrate with their medals during the Medal Ceremony for the Men’s 40
Classic, cool or popular? Medal ceremonies get restyled for Rio Games
Yahoo Sports / Posted 7 hours ago
of Japan celebrate with their medals during the Medal Ceremony for the Men’s 400m Individual Medley on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Getty) The 2016 Rio Olympics will... Read more
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The Hindu
The best is on its way: Bindrathe shock of a disastrous ‘sighter’ before the final in Beijing that led to the
The best is on its way: Bindra
The Hindu / Posted 7 hours ago
the shock of a disastrous ‘sighter’ before the final in Beijing that led to the triumph, Bindra has seen it all. London 2012 had looked an afterthought as Bindra took the challenge forward to rise again after reaching the zenith. “It... Read more
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EuroNews
Dark clouds gather over Rio ahead of Olympicsclaimed responsibility for several attacks in Europe in recent months. Double t
Dark clouds gather over Rio ahead of Olympics
EuroNews / Posted 7 hours ago
claimed responsibility for several attacks in Europe in recent months. Double the amount of security personnel than at the London 2012 Games are being deployed in Rio. Finally, beyond the logistics of holding a safe and successful Games, there are... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Russia, doping and the IOC ruling: What does it all mean?ruining the Olympic dreams of its clean competitors. How will this work in pra
Russia, doping and the IOC ruling: What does it all mean?
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 hours ago
ruining the Olympic dreams of its clean competitors. How will this work in practice?Some of the Russian gymnastics team at London 2012 (AP) Bach simply said it would be an “individual analysis” of each athlete’s anti-doping record, which would only... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Years preparing to put icing on cakeWe continue our series on Otago's Olympians. Sports reporter Matt Smith talks t
Years preparing to put icing on cake
Otago Daily Times / Posted 8 hours ago
We continue our series on Otago's Olympians. Sports reporter Matt Smith talks to London 2012 gold medal-winning rower Hamish Bond. MS: What are some of the things you learned from your successful 2012 Olympic campaign? HB: Going into my third... Read more
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People Magazine
Saudi Arabia Is Sending 4 Female Athletes to the Rio OlympicsArabia Is Sending 4 Female Athletes to the Rio Olympics Sarah Attar wears a he
Saudi Arabia Is Sending 4 Female Athletes to the Rio Olympics
People Magazine / Posted 8 hours ago
Arabia Is Sending 4 Female Athletes to the Rio Olympics Sarah Attar wears a headscarf during the women's 800m at the London 2012 Olympic Games The Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee will send four female athletes to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Sara... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Downies use hurt of London 2012 as inspiration for Rio OlympicsBecky and Ellie Downie discuss their preparations for the Rio Olympics, as they
Downies use hurt of London 2012 as inspiration for Rio Olympics
Nottingham Post / Posted 8 hours ago
Becky and Ellie Downie discuss their preparations for the Rio Olympics, as they reflect on the impact Becky missing London 2012 had on them. As Becky and Ellie Downie break away from training to talk about their preparations for the Rio... Read more
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Khaleej Times
Must Read: Get your flags out, UAE all set for Riowould be the answer except for the opening and closing ceremonies at Maracana S
Must Read: Get your flags out, UAE all set for Rio
Khaleej Times / Posted 9 hours ago
would be the answer except for the opening and closing ceremonies at Maracana Stadium which are likely to be sold out. London 2012 and Beijing 2008 Olympian Toma got a direct qualification for Rio in the -81kg category. The 29-year-old is... Read more
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RTE News
Seven Russian swimmers out of Rio Olympicsand Morozov, who is based in the US, were part of Russia's bronze-medal winning
Seven Russian swimmers out of Rio Olympics
RTE News / Posted 10 hours ago
and Morozov, who is based in the US, were part of Russia's bronze-medal winning 4x100m freestyle team at London 2012, while Lobintsev also won a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at Beijing 2008. But the confirmation of... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
AIBA defends Olympic pro boxers decisionboxers fight at the Rio Olympics. Erislandy Savon Cotilla (R) of Cuba fights A
AIBA defends Olympic pro boxers decision
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 10 hours ago
boxers fight at the Rio Olympics. Erislandy Savon Cotilla (R) of Cuba fights Anthony Joshua (L) of Great Britan at the London 2012 Olympics At an AIBA congress in Lausanne in Switzerland last month, 95 percent of delegates voted to allow... Read more
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express
Jo Pavey Exclusive: I've trained for Rio from my closet with shoes wedged in the treadmillmost of her competitors in Rio this summer, Pavey is a mother Olympian, a rare
Jo Pavey Exclusive: I've trained for Rio from my closet with shoes wedged in the treadmill
express / Posted 10 hours ago
most of her competitors in Rio this summer, Pavey is a mother Olympian, a rare breed in professional athletics. At London 2012, just 13 of the 269 women athletes from Team USA at the Games were mothers. And balancing parenthood with an... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a timerider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulat
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 11 hours ago
rider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulate his former team-mate. Froome, who won London 2012 bronze behind Wiggins in the time-trial, said: "It was a huge, huge honour this year to receive my OBE. I'm... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a timerider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulat
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 11 hours ago
rider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulate his former team-mate. Froome, who won London 2012 bronze behind Wiggins in the time-trial, said: "It was a huge, huge honour this year to receive my OBE. I'm... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a timerider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulat
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time
Kingston Guardian / Posted 11 hours ago
rider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulate his former team-mate. Froome, who won London 2012 bronze behind Wiggins in the time-trial, said: "It was a huge, huge honour this year to receive my OBE. I'm... Read more
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Scotsman
Chris Hoy named as ‘best British Olympian of all time’‘best British Olympian of all time’ Sir Chris Hoy celebrates his gold medal for
Chris Hoy named as ‘best British Olympian of all time’
Scotsman / Posted 11 hours ago
‘best British Olympian of all time’ Sir Chris Hoy celebrates his gold medal for the Men's Keirin Track Cycling Final at the London 2012 Olympics (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) Scotland’s Chris Hoy has been named the best British Olympian of... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a timerider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulat
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time
Oxford Mail / Posted 12 hours ago
rider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulate his former team-mate. Froome, who won London 2012 bronze behind Wiggins in the time-trial, said: "It was a huge, huge honour this year to receive my OBE. I'm... Read more
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Gazette
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a timerider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulat
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time
Gazette / Posted 12 hours ago
rider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulate his former team-mate. Froome, who won London 2012 bronze behind Wiggins in the time-trial, said: "It was a huge, huge honour this year to receive my OBE. I'm... Read more
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guardian-series
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a timerider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulat
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time
guardian-series / Posted 12 hours ago
rider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulate his former team-mate. Froome, who won London 2012 bronze behind Wiggins in the time-trial, said: "It was a huge, huge honour this year to receive my OBE. I'm... Read more
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Harrow Times
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a timerider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulat
Chris Froome: Another Tour title would be unreal but I'm taking it one at a time
Harrow Times / Posted 12 hours ago
rider to win the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year and Froome could emulate his former team-mate. Froome, who won London 2012 bronze behind Wiggins in the time-trial, said: "It was a huge, huge honour this year to receive my OBE. I'm... Read more
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Newham Recorder
Olympic Stadium running track goes on saleyou’ve ever wanted your own Olympic running track but haven’t got the space in
Olympic Stadium running track goes on sale
Newham Recorder / Posted 12 hours ago
you’ve ever wanted your own Olympic running track but haven’t got the space in your garden, then problem solved. The London 2012 track was removed from the Olympic Stadium earlier this year to allow a new one to be laid, and it has been cut... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Olympic hoodoo still haunts hosts Brazil23 were admitted, Brazil have still struggled. They have been in the tournament
Olympic hoodoo still haunts hosts Brazil
Bdnews24.com / Posted 13 hours ago
23 were admitted, Brazil have still struggled. They have been in the tournament 12 times, losing three finals including at London 2012. The list of players who have tried and failed to win Olympic gold reads like an all-time greatest Brazil... Read more
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FIFA
Neymar among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016among their ranks, while Mexico can call on the talents of Oribe Peralta – who
Neymar among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016
FIFA / Posted 13 hours ago
among their ranks, while Mexico can call on the talents of Oribe Peralta – who grabbed four goals on the way to gold at London 2012, including a strike in the opening minute of the gold medal match against Brazil. It is rare for any Men’s... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
Adlington named in all-time GB Olympic top 20of the top 20 best British Olympians of all time. Sir Chris Hoy, the former tr
Adlington named in all-time GB Olympic top 20
Derbyshire Times / Posted 15 hours ago
of the top 20 best British Olympians of all time. Sir Chris Hoy, the former track cyclist, who won two gold medals in the London 2012 Olympics, came out top in the poll of 2,000 people. But Adlington, of Mansfield, finished up in 19th... Read more
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chad
Adlington named in all-time GB Olympic top 20of the top 20 best British Olympians of all time. Sir Chris Hoy, the former tr
Adlington named in all-time GB Olympic top 20
chad / Posted 15 hours ago
of the top 20 best British Olympians of all time. Sir Chris Hoy, the former track cyclist, who won two gold medals in the London 2012 Olympics, came out top in the poll of 2,000 people. But Adlington, of Mansfield, finished up in 19th... Read more
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iol.co.za
Olympic hoodoo still haunts hosts Brazil23 were admitted, Brazil have still struggled. They have been in the tournament
Olympic hoodoo still haunts hosts Brazil
iol.co.za / Posted 16 hours ago
23 were admitted, Brazil have still struggled. They have been in the tournament 12 times, losing three finals including at London 2012. The list of players who have tried and failed to win Olympic gold reads like an all-time greatest Brazil... Read more
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Business Wire
Heavy Military Deployment Expected to Reduce Security Risks at Olympic Games in Rio, IHS Markit Saysof 85,000 security personnel will be deployed in Olympic venues and tourist are
Heavy Military Deployment Expected to Reduce Security Risks at Olympic Games in Rio, IHS Markit Says
Business Wire / Posted 16 hours ago
of 85,000 security personnel will be deployed in Olympic venues and tourist areas, double the number mobilized during the London 2012 Olympics, and more than the 2014 Brazil World Cup,” according to Carlos Caicedo, senior principal analyst, IHS... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Rio Olympics 2016 schedule of key events- Swimming: Michael Phelps could feature in the men’s 200m individual medley fi
Rio Olympics 2016 schedule of key events
Liverpool Echo / Posted 16 hours ago
- Swimming: Michael Phelps could feature in the men’s 200m individual medley final. 12.30pm - Rowing: London 2012 gold medallists Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Kat Copeland will be aiming to feature in the rowing... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
When do the Rio Olympics 2016 start?difference? Here in Liverpool we’re four hours ahead of Rio de Janeiro meaning
When do the Rio Olympics 2016 start?
Liverpool Echo / Posted 16 hours ago
difference? Here in Liverpool we’re four hours ahead of Rio de Janeiro meaning the schedule will be quite different to London 2012, with many gold medal events not broadcast until the early hours of the morning. Read More The opening ceremony... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Weir avoids the mayhem to keep up Rio preparationsfive events come Games time at the Brazilian beach samba city, is hoping to add
Weir avoids the mayhem to keep up Rio preparations
Kingston Guardian / Posted 16 hours ago
five events come Games time at the Brazilian beach samba city, is hoping to add a few more golds to the four he won in London 2012. However, he added: “I’ll be happy with a medal. To be honest I really want to do well in the marathon again so... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
Renshaws set for adventure of a lifetime at Rio Olympicsknows what she’s there for. We just hope it’s there on the day.” The Selston s
Renshaws set for adventure of a lifetime at Rio Olympics
Derbyshire Times / Posted 17 hours ago
knows what she’s there for. We just hope it’s there on the day.” The Selston swimmer narrowly missed out on competing at London 2012 but the dream of competing at the Olympic Games never died, said proud mum Jane. “It’s all a bit surreal,” she... Read more
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iol.co.za
Fit-again Murray in a hurryprospect four years ago, Murray raced to the best Olympic Games triathlon finis
Fit-again Murray in a hurry
iol.co.za / Posted 17 hours ago
prospect four years ago, Murray raced to the best Olympic Games triathlon finish by a South African when he placed 17th in London 2012. Sanders also finished in a creditable 19th place which was the second best effort at the quadrennial showpiece... Read more
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chad
Renshaws set for adventure of a lifetime at Rio Olympicsknows what she’s there for. We just hope it’s there on the day.” The Selston s
Renshaws set for adventure of a lifetime at Rio Olympics
chad / Posted 17 hours ago
knows what she’s there for. We just hope it’s there on the day.” The Selston swimmer narrowly missed out on competing at London 2012 but the dream of competing at the Olympic Games never died, said proud mum Jane. “It’s all a bit surreal,” she... Read more
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Evening Standard
Rio 2016 opening ceremony: Date, time, TV schedule and ticketsFernando Meirelles, has combined with Andrucha Waddington and Daniela Thomas, w
Rio 2016 opening ceremony: Date, time, TV schedule and tickets
Evening Standard / Posted 20 hours ago
Fernando Meirelles, has combined with Andrucha Waddington and Daniela Thomas, who co-directed Rio's handover segment at the London 2012 closing ceremony, to deliver an opening show. Meirelles has reportedly been handed a budget one-tenth the size... Read more
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The Irish Times
Olympian Irish women: ‘There’s no better buzz than standing on the starting line’said. Magee is already a veteran of the Olympics at the age of 27. She represe
Olympian Irish women: ‘There’s no better buzz than standing on the starting line’
The Irish Times / Posted 20 hours ago
said. Magee is already a veteran of the Olympics at the age of 27. She represented Ireland in Bejing in 2008 and at the London 2012 games. So, what is it like competing at the Olympics? That is a tough question, says Magee. “It’s hard to put... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Scott, Batt headline Australian murderball squad for RioGames, and Cameron Carr, who will be representing the Steelers in a third Paral
Scott, Batt headline Australian murderball squad for Rio
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 22 hours ago
Games, and Cameron Carr, who will be representing the Steelers in a third Paralympics. "We obviously set the benchmark in London 2012, but I think this team gives us more depth than we have ever had," Dubberley said. "We probably had two world... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Jess Fox chasing golden destinyrun normally lasts around 100 seconds, depending on the course which differs ev
Jess Fox chasing golden destiny
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 22 hours ago
run normally lasts around 100 seconds, depending on the course which differs every time. Jess Fox is out to better her London 2012 silver medal in Rio in the K1. Photo: ommfcnneditorial The course is set the night before a race and competitors... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Royals at the Court of the Olympicsteam in 1976. Zara Phillips, IOC member Princess Anne's daughter, with a team
Royals at the Court of the Olympics
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 22 hours ago
team in 1976. Zara Phillips, IOC member Princess Anne's daughter, with a team silver, made a starring appearance at London 2012 - as did her gallant grandmother. Queen Elizabeth II, or at least a stand-in, arrived at the opening ceremony at... Read more
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Canberra Times
Jess Fox chasing golden destinyrun normally lasts around 100 seconds, depending on the course which differs ev
Jess Fox chasing golden destiny
Canberra Times / Posted 22 hours ago
run normally lasts around 100 seconds, depending on the course which differs every time. Jess Fox is out to better her London 2012 silver medal in Rio in the K1. Photo: ommfcnneditorial The course is set the night before a race and competitors... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Rio Olympics 2016: Jess Fox chasing golden destinyrun normally lasts around 100 seconds, depending on the course which differs ev
Rio Olympics 2016: Jess Fox chasing golden destiny
Brisbane Times / Posted 23 hours ago
run normally lasts around 100 seconds, depending on the course which differs every time. Jess Fox is out to better her London 2012 silver medal in Rio in the K1. Photo: ommfcnneditorial The course is set the night before a race and competitors... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Sprint queen Anna Meares on track for more glory in Riowho worked with the previous generation. Frenemies: Anna Meares with Victoria
Sprint queen Anna Meares on track for more glory in Rio
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
who worked with the previous generation. Frenemies: Anna Meares with Victoria Pendleton after the women's sprint final in London 2012. Photo: Vince Caligiuri "So there is a combination of new, young bodies and old coaching heads which has made it... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Olympic hoodoo still haunts hosts Brazil23 were admitted, Brazil have still struggled. They have been in the tournament
Olympic hoodoo still haunts hosts Brazil
Reuters Sports News / Posted yesterday
23 were admitted, Brazil have still struggled. They have been in the tournament 12 times, losing three finals including at London 2012. The list of players who have tried and failed to win Olympic gold reads like an all-time greatest Brazil... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Olympic hoodoo still haunts hosts Brazil23 were admitted, Brazil have still struggled. They have been in the tournament
Olympic hoodoo still haunts hosts Brazil
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
23 were admitted, Brazil have still struggled. They have been in the tournament 12 times, losing three finals including at London 2012. The list of players who have tried and failed to win Olympic gold reads like an all-time greatest Brazil... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Rio 2016: Can Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce beat Usain Bolt to Olympic history?when the data suggests he is by no means certain to win again in Rio. Fraser-P
Rio 2016: Can Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce beat Usain Bolt to Olympic history?
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted yesterday
when the data suggests he is by no means certain to win again in Rio. Fraser-Pryce, who also triumphed in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, matches Bolt medal for medal over 100m at the Olympics and world championships. Somehow, that isn't common... Read more
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