Games president Thomas Bach says they want to send a 'message of hope' to refugees all around the world
Tait was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and was forced to retire from rowing a year later having won silver in the women's pairs at London 2012
The 26-year-old has said the shorter sprint isnot so much his focus in an Olympic year
The triathlete and the TV presenter met at a triathalon event in Hyde Park three years ago
The reigning Olympic and world heptathlon champion suffered the injury in training, but should be back in time for the Olympics
Johnson became an inspiration for new generations of American skiers, including downhill daredevil Bode Miller
Ibtihaj Muhammad qualified Saturday for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro by taking bronze at the Athens World Cup
'The health and wellbeing of all our team members is paramount, especially those females in the team of child bearing age'
Pavey became the oldest female European athletics champion when she won the 10,000m at last year's European Championships
The blanket ban on Russian athletes from competing globally was imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations last week in a bid to eradicate what the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Dick Pound called “state-sponsored doping”. It means that clean athletes have been denied a chance to compete on the world stage, with their chances of going to next year’s Olympics hanging in the balance. The Independent on Sunday’s Matt Majendie spoke to one “clean” Russian athlete, who has asked to remain anonymous...
Exclusive: Ministers have already held talks as UK firms prepare bids for contracts to guard Tokyo Games
When Maria Miller travels to Sochi next week, she must seize the opportunity to raise the issue of LGBT rights with Russian officials
Olympic committees in Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and the UK have received messages threatening their delegations, although officials dismissed them as unfounded
A minimum target of three medals has been set - with as many as seven a possibility
It’s the story that spawned a Disney movie and, 26 years after Jamaica’s bobsleigh team appeared for the first time at the Calgary Olympics, we may finally be set for a sequel.
The number of Brits planning to go to Sochi in Russia for the Winter Olympics in three weeks' time will be minimal. Apart from the usual Russian visa requirements, flights are limited, a special "spectator pass" is required in a bid to combat security threats and prices for accommodation and the top events are very expensive.