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Brazilian policeman shot in the head on Rio Olympics duty

A Brazilian policeman has died after being shot in the head when he and two other officers working security at the Rio Olympics got...

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova set for Olympic fate after CAS adjournment

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova is likely to find out on Tuesday whether she will be able to compete in the Rio Olympics after her...

Rio Olympics organisers suspect ‘isolated’ sabotage at athletes’ village

Leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that have slowed teams from moving into the Rio Olympics Athletes' Village may have been caused by a...

Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law ‘kidnapped for €33m ransom’

Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law has been kidnapped in Brazil for a ransom of (£28m) €33m, according to reports. Aparecida Schunck, 67, is the mother of the...

Golf chief disappointed at ‘overreaction’ to Zika threat

International Golf Federation (IGF) president Peter Dawson believes there has been an "overreaction" to the threat of the Zika virus after Jordan Spieth left...

Rio anti-doping lab suspended just weeks before Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended Rio's new laboratory just six weeks before the start of the Olympics, plunging plans to deter cheats this...

Russia’s athletics team unlikely to overturn Rio Olympics doping ban

Russia's hopes of persuading the International Olympic Committee to let its athletics team compete in Rio look set to be dashed at a summit...

Plea for Rio Olympics to be moved over Zika virus fears is rejected

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has rejected calls from 150 leading scientists to move or postpone the Rio Olympics because of the ongoing Zika...

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