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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

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Ian Thorpe had Rio 2016 in his sights

Five-time Olympic champion ‘will not swim again’

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The new adventure play area, just outside the main stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, should prove popular, but the main attractions will be sports events, concerts and festivals

After a rapid £300m facelift, the London 2012 site reopens. Ashling O’Connor took a tour of the facilities

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Olympic gold medallist Anna Watkins at Cambridge University Boat Club on the river Ouse at Ely, Cambridgeshire.

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

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Chemmy Alcott in action in the women's super-g, where she finished 23rd

31-year-old has represented Great Britain in four Winter Olympics with her latest appearance coming at at the Sochi Games last month

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Jade Etherington and Caroline Powell in action in Sochi

Another historic day for Team GB in Russia

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Great Britain’s Jade Etherington and guide Caroline Powell on their way to slalom silver

Britain's Jade Etherington and Caroline Powell are prepared to sacrifice a fourth Winter Paralympics medal to chase their dream of a gold after slalom success slipped through their fingers.

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Gregor Ewan of Great Britain competes in the Round Robin Session 7 during day four of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Ice Cube Curling Center

Skip Aileen Neilson was replaced in the fourth end when her rink were already 8-1 down

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Fast and fearless: Kelly Gallagher on her way to winning gold

Simon Usborne speaks to Kelly Gallagher, the first Briton to win a Winter Paralympics gold, and charts the remarkable story of the visually-impaired skier

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Kelly Gallagher (L) and Charlotte Evans (R) on their way to gold in the Winter Paralympics super-G

Visually-impaired skier Gallagher and guide Evans bounced back from downhill disappointment to win gold in the super-G

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Performers simulate the Russian flag moving in the wind during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games

Susie Mesure introduces the madcap world of Winter Paralympics

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Ukraine will announce today whether they are pulling out of the Winter Paralympic Games

Valeriy Suskevich, president of the Ukrainian Paralympic Committee, has said that all of his athletes are "very nervous and very afraid" due to the on-going turmoil in Ukraine

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Prince Harry pictured at the launch of the Invictus Games

Chancellor awards funding so Paralympic-style sporting championship can be held

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Silver medalist David Murdoch of Great Britain celebrates during the medal ceremony for Men's Curling

View from the sofa: Storyville, BBC4

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The closing ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. David Cameron said today it would be 'wrong' for ministers to attend the Paralympics when they begin in Russia on Friday

William Hague has travelled to Kiev today, and the UK’s involvement in Sochi-based G8 summit talks has been suspended

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Cut into a steep slope of pine trees, beneath the spiky summits of the Caucasus Mountains, what looks like a frozen water slide bends and winds round little spectator concourses and hot-dog stands, where terrible Russian accordion bands belt out terrible, pop-infused folk songs.

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Maria Komissarova had to undergo immediate surgery

Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova says she is paralysed from the waist down after breaking her back in a training crash at the Winter Olympics.

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Lizzy Yarnold (right) jokes with curling skip Eve Muirhead in Downing Street

Stopping for pictures in central London and talent-spotting GB's next skeleton stars is all in a day's work for the gold medal winner

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Team GB's medal winners including Lizzy Yarnold, David Murdoch, Eve Muihead and Claire Hamilton

From hidden cameras in the bathroom to melting sporting moments Robin Scott-Elliot chronicles the Winter Olympics’ looking-glass world on ice

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Eve Muirhead during a Press conference at Heathrow Airport

'It’s a great feeling to be part of Team GB and not just Team Scotland'

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British snowboarder Jenny Jones presents her snowboard slopestyle bronze medal

Skeleton, curling and freestyle skiing and snowboarding can expect a boost when the next round of funding is announced

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Fireworks explode around the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park in Sochi

Bach admits everyone has enjoyed 'exceptional conditions' in Sochi following the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

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Bernie Ecclestone is planning for a Russian Grand Prix alongside the Olympic Park in Sochi

And why he doesn’t give a wheeltapper’s cuss what you might think of it

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Silver medalist David Murdoch of Great Britain celebrates during the medal ceremony for Men's Curling

View from the sofa: Scottish Curling Championships, BBC 2 Scotland

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The ways of Manchester United are no mystery to Ryan Giggs – he helped re-establish them
COMMENTUnited go from ultimate outsider to ultimate insider
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REACTION David Moyes has been a target for pranks and jokes alike
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Newcastle fans protest against the club’s owner Mike Ashley after poor results since Boxing Day
ANALYSIS Moyes will return, but the biggest jobs may now be beyond him, writes Glenn Moore
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A view outside Old Trafford
COMMENT This could be the end of the cherished Old Trafford tradition of ‘continuity’, writes Sam Wallace
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David Moyes alongside Ryan Giggs in the Manchester United dugout
COMMENT Signs that Moyes was close to breaking point were obvious, writes Ian Herbert
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David Moyes gets to grips with his new office on his first day as Manchester United manager
COMMENT A two-line comment announcing Moyes' departure summed up his short-spell at Old Trafford, writes Kevin Garside
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Wise words: BT want Ferguson’s views but they may be priced out
COMMENT United have not always allowed managers time to rebuild teams, writes Kevin Garside
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Renaud Lavillenie in action during last year’s World Championships in Moscow
athleticsHaving smashed Bubka's 21-year-old record, the French phenomenon says he can go higher
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Will Fraser ‘was as brave as they come’ but lacked bulk. Now that’s been put right
rugby unionNew-look Sarries ready for rematch with crack French side in Heineken Cup semi-final
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