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Rio 2016 live: Mo Farah wins 10,000m gold, Jess Ennis-Hill battles to silver and Greg Rutherford takes bronze

Team GB win a gold, silver and bronze in the athletics after dominating in cycling and rowing

Mo crosses the line for gold
Mo crosses the line for gold

Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah and Andy Murray are among the athletes in action in day eight of the Rio Olympics, which promises to live up to the expectation of "Super Saturday". Here are the latest updates:

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Bolt is to make his first appearance at Rio this afternoon in the men's 100m heats, while Jessica Ennis-Hill will continue the heptathlon with the long jump after finishing Friday's events in the lead.

British rowers will be hoping for a podium finish in both the women's and men's eight finals and medals are also up for grabs in the cycling women's team pursuit and keirin, featuring Team GB's Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell.

Andy Murray continues his defence against Kei Nishikori in the tennis semi-finals, and will next face Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin Del Potro in the gold medal match if he emerges victorious.

Britain's Greg Rutherford will be going for another long jump gold after midnight, and in the early hours of Sunday morning Mo Farah will be running the 10,000m race.

Michael Phelps and Adam Peaty will be swimming in the men's 4x100m medley relay final at around 3am.

Team GB is hoping to add to its haul of gold medals, which put Britain third on the medal table behind only the US and China at the start of Saturday's action.

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More on the sad news Pele will not be able to attend tonight because of ill health. 

"I'm not in physical condition to take part in the opening ceremony," Pele said.

"Only God is more important than my health. In my life, I've had fractures, surgeries, pain, hospital stays, victories and defeats. And I've always respected those who admire me." 

Samuel Stevens5 August 2016 23:07
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Samuel Stevens5 August 2016 23:07
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And now the inexorable march of athletes. Hang in there folks, you can do it. Given my inability to correctly identify German table tennis players, I'll leave you in the capable hands of our sport guys.

Christopher Hooton6 August 2016 00:56
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Aruba looked a happy bunch. Didn't know where it was. Looked it up and now it's obvious why they're a happy bunch.

Matt Gatward6 August 2016 01:08
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Here come China. This could take some time

Matt Gatward6 August 2016 01:17
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Egypt. That's with an E. Fifth letter of the alphabet. 21 to go if my maths are correct...

Matt Gatward6 August 2016 01:28
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Flag carrying Rafa Nadal with a massive beam on his chops as he leads Spain out into the Marcana. 

Matt Gatward6 August 2016 01:32
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The U S of A ... Hundreds of em. Very preppy with the white chino look

Matt Gatward6 August 2016 01:35
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Russia soon....what reception will they get?

Matt Gatward6 August 2016 01:37
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Team GB in the house. Andy Murray with the flag. Not sure about the jackets

Matt Gatward6 August 2016 01:43

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