Pole dancing could appear in the Olympic games.
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Athletes who had qualified for the 2016 Olympics faced a difficult choice. Earlier that year, the World Health Organisation had declared a global public health emergency around Zika virus and its link...
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Paris will host the 2024 Olympics.
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You may remember Paul and Gary O'Donovan from Rio 2016. The Irish brothers snagged a silver medal at the Olympic Games for rowing, but won hearts around the world with their hilarious TV interviews ab...
The only appropriate way to describe 2016 in a nutshell would be a long, drawn-out sigh. Yet despite all the devastating moments, a handful of news stories showed that humanity still has a lot of hear...
BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker was left red-faced on Thursday night when a couple appeared to be having sex on the beach behind him during coverage of the Olympic Games in Rio. Despite insisting they...
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Being Chef de Mission is a thankless task.
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WASHINGTON ― Ryan Lochte on Saturday said he exaggerated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, speaking in his first televised interview since large portions of his initial account...
A fitting reward for our most dominant Rio gold medallist.
And it kind of won that by accident.
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How could you ever forget those moves?
It's official: Simone Biles is the first U.S. gymnast ever to win four Olympic gold medals. After winning the team final and individual all-around title last week, Biles won her third gold medal in th...
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When Abbey D'Agostino of Team USA and New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin tumbled to the ground during Round 1 of the women's 5,000-meter race on Tuesday, they quickly decided there was only one thing they co...
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Our sailors deliver again. Phew.
"Politics should not be mixed with sport".
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Odessa Swarts was a standout athlete in her prime, but apartheid in her home country of South Africa kept her from competing on track and field's biggest stage. Thanks to her son, she is finally getti...
He was a bit slow off the blocks, but got there with track to spare.
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte had a gun cocked and placed to his forehead during a robbery involving three other U.S. swimmers in Rio de Janeiro, he told NBC's Billy Bush. The 12-time Olympic meda...
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Pop singers, MPs and a Nazi collaborator.
The Olympics provide excuses for many things: loud cheering, noise-making, and general tomfoolery that wouldn't be socially acceptable outside the Games. Mess with English grammar, however, and Twitte...
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It's as amazing and beautiful as you imagined.
They won the rugby sevens in Rio, as expected.
The tap of a gate stood between silver and bronze.
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They could yet waltz out of Rio without a samba
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She may be the best gymnast ever.
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We Think The Horses Should Get Hay Medals.
It's our fourth gold medal of the Rio Olympics.
Mel Hoskins released from hospital in Rio after a horror training accident.
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Perfect symmetry, even in their mistakes.
Brazil's bomb squad has carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious package near the finishing line of the men's cycling road race at the Rio Olympics. A loud explosion occurred around 1.30pm o...