These were the events the UK was discussing this year
Thokozile Masipa says prosecution will be allowed to take case to supreme court
Future Olympics may be less costly to host and more inclusive
The Fifa president will be forced to step down when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 80 after the Rio Olympics in 2016
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
The virtuoso violinist has been banned by the International Ski Federation for race-rigging
The IOC issued a statement calling the decision 'a missed opportunity' but many in Norway do not feel the same way
Krakow, Lviv and Stockholm had already pulled out the running
The regatta will be starting on Saturday but there are still concerns over the water quality
The Slovenian Ski Association says that the musician's pre-Olympics results were "fixed" at the behest of Thai ski officials
Her family and that of husband Tom Rouen issued a letter that says she awoke from surgery 'acting like her typical spunky, boisterous, ebullient self'
The city has failed to meet promises on cleaning Guanabara Bay, despite sailors' reports of animal and human carcasses floating in the water
Five years after Brazil won its Olympic bid, athletes have condemned the site of the Olympic sailing and windsurfing events as a 'dump'
Olympic officials have reportedly secretly asked if London would be in a position to take over games after progress in Rio was branded ‘critical’
The International Olympic Committee have stepped in to try and speed up preparations in Brazil
John Coates slams Rio's preparations for the Summer Games and reveals the International Olympic Committee have already been forced into unprecedented action
Phelps will come out of retirement to swim the Arena Grand Prix in Arizona next week having not competed since the London 2012 Olympic Games
The bid team is to meet with the IOC
Five-time Olympic champion ‘will not swim again’
After a rapid £300m facelift, the London 2012 site reopens. Ashling O’Connor took a tour of the facilities
Olympic hero teaches Ashling O'Connor some tricks of the trade and reveals she'll miss Rio while she focuses on family life and explores her many other interests
31-year-old has represented Great Britain in four Winter Olympics with her latest appearance coming at at the Sochi Games last month
Another historic day for Team GB in Russia
Skip Aileen Neilson was replaced in the fourth end when her rink were already 8-1 down
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
Arsenal team news: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fails late fitness test as Harry Redknapp makes five changes for QPR
Manchester United vs Newcastle match report: Brilliant Wayne Rooney scores twice to fire up United's unlikely title challenge
Arsenal vs QPR player ratings: Could anyone outshine new Gunners hero Alexis Sanchez and who was worse than villain Olivier Giroud?
Manchester United 3 Newcastle 1: 'I'm playing like Paul Scholes,' says Wayne Rooney
Sports Quiz of the Year 2014: The Questions
- 2 Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
- 3 Andy Murray takes to Twitter to show off his Christmas jumper
- 4 Margaret Thatcher 'expressed fears of Asian rising' at Anglo-Irish summit in 1984