The 14-time Grand Slam winner had to pull out at the last Olympics because of injury - one of the toughest blows of his career
From the Murdoch controversy to the Olympics G4S quandary, the Conservative MP has often found himself in the firing line
Google has marked the 120th anniversary of first modern Summer Olympics, which took place in Athens in 1896
Emil Zátopek was once the world's best loved athlete – many runners still consider him the greatest Olympic champion of all. But in 1968 his life took a turn for the worse. His brave stand against the Soviet tanks that invaded his native Czechoslovakia saw him fall foul of the Communist authorities – and vanish from public life. Today, he is all but forgotten. And yet, argues Richard Askwith, his story is as relevant today as it has ever been
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