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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

Such an idea would go against Olympic rules barring discrimination

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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'

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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

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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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Jade Etherington and guide Caroline Powell celebrates winning bronze in the Women's Super-G - Visually Impaired

Etherington won three silvers and a bronze at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics but the skier with five per cent vision in both eyes has announced her retirement

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Vanessa-Mae finished last in the giant slalom at the Sochi Games after her qualifying results were manipulated to get her into the Thai team

The virtuoso violinist has been banned by the International Ski Federation for race-rigging

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View from a Rio favela home being demolished to make way for the Olympic Park
RIO OLYMPICSSPECIAL REPORTExactly a year from the start of the next Olympic Games in Brazil, the country seems to have learnt nothing from the experience of staging the World Cup, writes Ewan MacKenna
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Sebastian Coe has pulled out of the race to become the next chairman of the BBC Trust
ATHLETICS'The fightback has to start here,' said Coe, an IAAF vice-president
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Mitchell Johnson pictured on the third day
the ashesPREVIEW Australian fast bowler says he 'lost that bit of aggression' at Edgbaston
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Mitchell Johnson has only fitfully struck fear into the home batsmen
PREVIEW The fast bowler is key to Australian chances in this series
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Steve Finn, recalled for England in the third Test, returned to form spectacularly at Edgbaston
He was man-of-the-match in the third Test at Edgbaston following his recall to the England side
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Ashton Agar after hitting 98 for Australia at Trent Bridge in the 2013 Ashes series
INTERVIEW At Trent Bridge two years ago he hit 98 on debut. Richard Edwards tracks down the spinner intent on returning to the Aussie fold
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Alastair Cook would have dreaded his key bowler picking up an injury more than any other player
COMMENT Stuart Broad will be on his own without his mate to turn to. Can he cope? Yes, of course, says Nick Knight
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Adam Lyth has the backing of the England selectors despite scoring just 72 runs in the Ashes so far
Yorkshire’s Lyth has managed just 72 runs in six innings this series, with a highest score of 37
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Jonny May (fifth from left) trains with other England World Cup squad members at Pennyhill Park yesterday
rugby world cupGloucester wing, dropped during the Six Nations, has been stand-out performer in training camp according to coach
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Centre hopeful Sam Burgess
England coach will trim World Cup squad this week
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