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When Maria Miller travels to Sochi next week, she must seize the opportunity to raise the issue of LGBT rights with Russian officials

On your marks, get set, don’t go: delays jeopardise 2016 Rio games

A confidential report by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) obtained by the newspaper O Estado de S Paulo reveals alarming delays have already put the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at risk.

Swimming: Struggling GB turn to Tim Jones

Former international Tim Jones has been appointed to the post of head of performance pathway for British Swimming.

G4S was found to have overcharged taxpayers to monitor tags that didn't exist

G4S unveils £600m fund-raising scheme to shore up balance sheet

Company still reeling from Olympics security failure and overcharging scandal for tagging offenders

Edinburgh Fringe: ticket sales up 5 per cent

Ticket sales at the Edinburgh Fringe were up by an estimated 5 per cent this year, according to organisers.

Heave ho me hearties! Chris Grube (left) and Tudur Owen put their backs into racing Team Wales as the local team, supported at each regatta in the Extreme Sailing Series by sponsor Land Rover, joins the fray in Cardiff Bay

Cardiff hosts Extreme Sailing Series regatta - and receives boost from China

With a re-shuffled cast of players, Cardiff has also become the launch city for a new Chinese yacht racing team as it hosts this weekend’s Extreme Sailing Series regatta for the second year in succession.

Half of all seven-year-olds in the UK are not exercising enough to stay healthy

What Olympic effect: primary schoolchildren are falling behind on exercise

Half of all seven-year-olds are too inactive to be healthy, with girls doing significantly less than boys

Retired Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington's home was broken into. Burglars took her fiance's car

Twitter probe launched after burglars target Rebecca Adlington's home

Athlete took to Twitter to announce her relief that medals were found 

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A thistle man named Clyde has been unveiled as the mascot which will celebrate with Sir Chris Hoy on his last hurrah at the Commonwealth Games before calling it a day. Clyde was designed by a 12-year-old, and it shows. The creator, Beth Gilmour, said:

Commonwealth Games ticket rush hits website

Massive demand for next summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has led to delays on the official website as a million tickets were launched. Initial demand on the ticketing section of the site was said to be “very high”.

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins admits 'Chris Froome is a better Grand Tour rider' and says another Tour de France victory is unlikely

Britain's first ever Tour de France winner will revert to track cycling

Tiffany Porter, left

World Championships: Christine Ohuruogu sets example as medals keep coming

Following on from Mo Farah's flying finish in the 5,000m final on Friday, the British medals kept coming in the home straight of the Luzhniki Stadium on the penultimate day of the track and field World Championships. First Christine Ohuruogu, winner of the individual 400m crown on Monday, anchored the women's 4 x 400m relay team to bronze. Then Tiffany Porter – the 100m hurdler from Michigan with the British parents and the UK passport – took bronze in her final.

Chen Guan Ming

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He looks like a lively fellow

Mo Farah stretches away to take 5,000m gold in Moscow last night

World Championships 2013: Feel-good Friday for Mo Farah as British superstar completes incredible 'double double'

The best efforts of Africa’s finest cannot deny the superstar of distance running his double double glory on the Moscow track

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva says she was misunderstood in her previous comments condemning homosexuality
Adam Gemili is in no hurry to break 10 seconds in the 100m

World Championships 2013: Sprinter Adam Gemili soaks up advice from old hand Dwain Chambers

Adam Gemili was just six weeks shy of his sixth birthday when Dwain Chambers made his World Championship debut and won a bronze medal in the 100m.

Perri Shakes-Drayton struggled with her left knee during yesterday’s 400m hurdles final

World Championships 2013: The dream dies as Perri Shakes-Drayton limps over the line in Moscow

British medal prospect injures knee on first bend to end hopes of challenging Zuzana Hejnova

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