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Russia banned from 2016 Paralympic Games

International Paralympic Committee hands down punishment for state-sponsored doping in the country.

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Rio 2016: Michael Phelps bids to add to Olympics legacy

US swimmer and Olympic record holder aims for four more gold medals to add to the 18 he already has.

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Rio 2016: Brazil nets hopes on beach volleyball success

Crowds cheer local men's and women's teams' winning start to one of the most favourite sports in the country.

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US teenager grabs first gold at Rio Olympics

Virginia Thrasher upsets China's Du Li to win women's air rifle event; bullet rips through tent at equestrian event.

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Cricket: Sri Lanka win Warne-Muralitharan trophy

All-round Perera helps hosts win Warne-Muralitharan trophy for the first time after a 229-run win in the second Test.

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Rio 2016: Olympic Games declared open in dazzling show

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio declared open with colourful ceremony celebrating Brazil's history and diverse culture.

The Olympic rings

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Rio 2016: Russia's 271 athletes cleared for Rio Games

Russia avoids blanket ban despite being implicated in state-sponsored doping by World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Rio 2016: Protesters threaten to extinguish torch

Brazilians angry with the spiralling cost of the Olympic Games are venting their frustration on the iconic flame.

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Israel blocks Olympics-bound Palestinian from travel

Top Palestinian official says Israeli authorities stopped Olympic team chief from leaving the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Rio 2016: First ever refugee team 'have already won'

A team of 10 refugees who will compete at the games in Brazil say they are ready to represent refugees around the world.

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