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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti officially launching the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid in Santa Monica, California

If successful, LA would become only the second city after London to host the event three times

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Laura Trott (left), Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell with their silver medals in Paris this year

They returned from the World Championships in Paris without a single gold medal - a result that would have been unthinkable not so long ago

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Frozen out: Elsa

YouTube users have been posting mash-up videos to show the similarities

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View from a Rio favela home being demolished to make way for the Olympic Park

A year from the start of the next Games in Brazil, the country seems to have learnt nothing from the experience of staging the World Cup. Ewan MacKenna visits the favelas where the cost of the get-rich-quick schemes is highest

Sport
World Rugby’s Brett Gosper said the Olympics would spread his sport’s message far and wide

Rugby, returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1924, will be played at a temporary arena in the Deodoro Zone

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An analyst prepares a sample for testing in the anti-doping laboratory which tested athlete's samples from the London 2012 Games

Leak reportedly suggests more than a third of world's fastest times in endurance events were by athletes with suspicious test results

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The Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing could have the unusual honour of hosting the opening ceremony at both the summer and winter Olympics

Chinese capital beats Almaty in Kazakhstan to host Games

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The Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing could have the unusual honour of hosting the opening ceremony at both the summer and winter Olympics

It will either be Almaty in Kazakhstan or Beijing

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England's players celebrate Fara Williams' goal during extra time of their bronze medal match against Germany at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Edmonton, Alberta

Questions in Lords over home nations row that will exclude Team GB football from 2016 Games

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The Games will in all probability continue to be shown on the terrestrial channel

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris

Three unsuccessful bids to host the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games has not but Paris off from bidding for the 2024 event

Sport
There are hopes that 'Tug of War' will be revived as an Olympic sport

Forget fat, beery blokes competing after liquid lunches at the village fête, this sport may soon see the lights of the Olympics

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Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa.

10 months after the athlete was sentenced for killing Reeva Steenkamp

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Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, won the title competing as a man

News

Rio officials remain confident the venue will be ready in time for games next year

Sport
Florence Arthaud, Alexis Vastine and Camille Muffat have been killed in a helicopter crash

The three French sporting stars were tragically killed when two helicopters reportedly collided in Argentina

Sport
The IOC is looking at a dedicated year-round Olympic TV channel, at a cost of some £400m

IOC is looking quite seriously at a dedicated year-round TV channel

Sport
July 30, 2012: A view of the Olympic rings at the gymnastics

COMMENT: A proposal of having women competing in one country and men in another was put forward

Sport
July 30, 2012: A view of the Olympic rings at the gymnastics

Such an idea would go against Olympic rules barring discrimination

Sport
The US Olympic committee has chosen Boston for the 2024 Games bid

Mayor thanks US Olympic Committee for its decision to put the city forward as a bidder

News
The young men were in training for the skiing world cup when they died

They were two 'outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport'

Sport

These were the events the UK was discussing this year

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Thokozile Masipa says prosecution will be allowed to take case to supreme court

Sport

Future Olympics may be less costly to host and more inclusive

Sport
Sepp Blatter will have to stand down as football’s representative on the IOC when he reaches 80 in 2016

The Fifa president will be forced to step down when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 80 after the Rio Olympics in 2016

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Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling
footballNew Manchester City signings post their version of Snakes on a Plane
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Celtic Park Stadium
Scottish champions doing their bit to help 'horrific and heartbreaking' refugee crisis across Europe
Sport
Could a 'green card' to promote sportsmanship work?
Instead of fouls and cautions, 'green card' will promote good behaviour, fair play and sportsmanship
Sport
England fly-half George Ford is tackled during the Six Nations match with Ireland
Rugby Union PREVIEW England v Ireland: Defeat will see England open the World Cup off the back of two dispiriting losses
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The recalled James Taylor is bowled by Shane Watson one short of his half-century in Southampton
cricket REPORT Australia take 1-0 series lead as Shane Watson returns to bite England
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footballANALYSIS Better late than never... who are the 17 most important players in the top flight?
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Lewis Hamilton finished both practice sessions fastest
Formula 1 REPORT Italian GP: World champions sports a new hair-do but remains on top in practice
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Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates after defeating Adrian Mannarino of France in their Men's Singles Second Round match on Day Four of the 2015 US Open
tennisREPORT Briton produces remarkable comeback to set up third-round clash with Bellucci
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Great Britain’s Johanna Konta returns a shot during her victory over Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, at the US Open
It was the best win by a British woman anywhere since Robson beat Na at US Open three years ago
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CoCo Vandeweghe
VIDEOThe American 'let it rip' during defeat at the US Open
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