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Russia's Tatyana Lysenko has been stripped of her London 2012 Olympic gold medal in the hammer throw after the former world champion tested positive for steroids in re-tests of her sample, the International Olympic Committee confirmed.

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Rome's ill-fated bid to host the 2024 Olympics was definitively buried on Thursday when the city council voted in favour of the new mayor's request to withdraw support for it.

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A meeting of Paris' City Council next week will vote on a resolution formally giving Mayor Anne Hidalgo the power to sign guarantees required by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the Games.

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 Iranian cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after crashing in the C4-5 event at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, the first such death at the Games since they began in 1960, the International Paralympic Committee said.

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Confidential athlete medical data relating to last month's Rio Olympics has been hacked and published by a Russian cyber espionage group with the threat of more to come, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday.

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Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike brought the Olympic flag to Japan from Brazil on Wednesday and called for all parties to work together to host a successful Summer Games in 2020.

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RIO de Janeiro did what it does best and threw a spectacular party to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games.

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FOR the members of Gen Y, who are brought up on a daily dose of Twitter feeds and broadcast their lives on Instagram, it is easy to take a trip down the memory lane.

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STAR high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim enhanced his reputation by winning Qatar’s first-ever silver medal in Olympics at the Rio Games after clearing 2.36M.
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Russia has lost its appeal against a ban from next month’s Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday.
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Swimwear maker Speedo USA said on Monday it had decided to end its sponsorship of Ryan Lochte, becoming the first company to officially terminate its endorsement of the US swimmer.
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A ruthless United States pounded Serbia 96-66 to claim a third straight Olympic men’s basketball title on Sunday to give coach Mike Krzyzewski a golden send-off.
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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s Olympic marathon with a dominating performance, running alone into the Sambadrome and finishing in two hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds on Sunday.
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Briton Mo Farah joined the ranks of the all-time distance greats on Saturday by becoming just the second man to retain both Olympic track long distance titles after adding a brilliant 5,000M gold to his 10,000 at the Rio Games.
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Neymar struck the winning penalty as Brazil claimed a first ever Olympic football gold medal with victory over Germany on penalties at Rio’s Maracana on Saturday.
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South Korea’s Park In-Bee won the first women’s Olympic golf title in 116 years on Saturday, using her effortless swing to take a five-stroke victory over New Zealand’s Lydia Ko.
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Several Australian Olympic athletes were taken for questioning by Brazilian police late on Friday for entering the basketball arena without proper accreditation to watch a semifinal game between Australia and Serbia, an Australian team official said.
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A day after a near-disaster with a dropped baton, defending champions the United States made no mistake on Friday when they won the women’s Olympic 4×100 metres relay and Allyson Felix became the first woman to collect five athletics gold medals.
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Usain Bolt drew down the curtain on his brilliant Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games when Jamaica successfully defended the 4x100M relay crown in Rio on Friday.