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Jaguar used in Olympic ceremony shot dead

A jaguar used in an Olympic torch relay ceremony has been shot dead after it slipped its leash and tried to attack a soldier,...

Olympics chiefs hold anti-doping summit in wake of Russia ban

Olympic leaders have met to consider further measures to crack down on doping ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the wake of...

Patient killed in shootout at hospital earmarked for Rio Olympics duty

A group of heavily armed men stormed a Rio de Janeiro hospital to free a suspected drug trafficker, sparking a shootout with police that...

Caitlyn Jenner to mark Olympic anniversary on Sports Illustrated cover

Caitlyn Jenner will mark the 40th anniversary of her Olympic gold medal win in the decathlon with a cover story in Sports Illustrated. The magazine...

Maria Sharapova could make Russia team for Rio Olympics

The president of the Russian Tennis Federation plans to include Maria Sharapova in the country's Olympic team if she avoids a ban for her...

Putin spokesman calls Sochi doping claims ‘a turncoat’s libel’

Allegations that the Russian state organised and covered up doping at the Sochi Olympics are "a turncoat's libel", according to Russian president Vladimir Putin's...

US soldier asks Harry to give Invictus medal to UK hospital which saved her life

A US soldier whose life was saved by a British hospital has given her Invictus Games gold medal to Prince Harry to return to...

Olympic flame stops at UN refugee camp in Athens

The Olympic flame has made a symbolic stop at a United Nations-run refugee camp in Athens as part of its 106-day journey from the...

Russia awaits sanction from IAAF council over doping scandal

Russia will learn its fate later today when the ruling council of athletics’ world governing body meets to decide on action on the doping...

Home where Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend to become party venue where ‘hot girls can invite themselves’

The new tenants of the house where Oscar Pistorius shot dead his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp have said they plan to host parties every...

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