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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

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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

Sport
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

Sport
This year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi were estimated to cost over $50bn

The IOC issued a statement calling the decision 'a missed opportunity' but many in Norway do not feel the same way

Sport

Krakow, Lviv and Stockholm had already pulled out the running

Sport
Guanabara Bay is seen in a section littered with debris on June 19, 2012

The regatta will be starting on Saturday but there are still concerns over the water quality

Sport
Four ski officials in Slovenia have been suspended following allegations of results rigging

The Slovenian Ski Association says that the musician's pre-Olympics results were "fixed" at the behest of Thai ski officials

Sport
Amy Van Dyken smiles for all to see after the Women's 50 meter Freestyle Finals during the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials at the Indianapolis University Natatorium in Indianapolis

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'

News

The city has failed to meet promises on cleaning Guanabara Bay, despite sailors' reports of animal and human carcasses floating in the water

Sport
Boats float along the shoreline of the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay

Five years after Brazil won its Olympic bid, athletes have condemned the site of the Olympic sailing and windsurfing events as a 'dump'

Sport
Incomparable: Mo Farah winning the men's 5,000m final at the London 2012 Olympics

Olympic officials have reportedly secretly asked if London would be in a position to take over games after progress in Rio was branded ‘critical’

Sport
John Coates has blasted preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as 'the worst I have ever seen'

The International Olympic Committee have stepped in to try and speed up preparations in Brazil

Sport
John Coates has blasted preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as 'the worst I have ever seen'

John Coates slams Rio's preparations for the Summer Games and reveals the International Olympic Committee have already been forced into unprecedented action

Sport
Michael Phelps will return to competitive swimming next week

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

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Great Britain Athletes, back row (L-R) Dom Harrington, Ben Kilner, Billy Morgan, back row (L-R) Rebekah Wilson and Paula Walker pose for a photograph in the Olympic Rings in the Athletes Village in Sochi

The bid team is to meet with the IOC

Sport
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit
Formula 1REPORT Malaysian GP: Ferrari claim first win in 34-races
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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates on the podium next to Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP after winning the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit
REACTIONWorld champion admits the better car won at the Malaysian Grand Prix
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Vettel cruised to victory in the closing stages once Hamilton's threat faded
REACTIONHow Vettel celebrated his win for new team
Sport
Andy Murray
tennisMiami Open: Scot brushed aside Colombia's Santiago Giraldo
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Mardenbrough's Nissan begins to lift of the track
Motor RacingVIDEO British driver Jann Mardenborough's Nissan GT-R flips into the crowd in horrifying crash at the Nurburgring
Sport
Nick Auterac of Bath is tackled by Lachlan McCaffrey of London Welsh
Rugby UnionREPORT London Welsh 14 Bath 29: Defeat to Bath was 18th loss in the row
Sport
England prop Joe Marler described the final day of this year's Six Nations as unforgettable
England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Sport
Carl Griffiths tries on his new boots
Rugby player with size 21 feet surprised with boots he thought were impossible to make
Sport
Cris Ashton touches down to score his first for Saracens
REPORT Saracens 42 Harlequins 14: England wing scores twice in front of over 84,0000 fans at Wembley Stadium
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From farm to fork in Cornwall

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The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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How to make your own Easter egg

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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

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Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
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