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"Diversity of Brazilian people" inspires "look" of Rio 2016 Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Rio's landscapes helped form the design for the look of the Rio 2016 Games ©Rio 2016The "harmonious diversity of the Brazilian people" is the inspiration behind the multi-coloured look of the Rio 2016 Games, unveiled to mark two years to go until the Opening Ceremony.

“I’m not a cheat” claims Czech rider Kreuziger as he accuses UCI of breaking rules over doping suspension

By Gary Anderson

Roman Kreuziger insists he has done no wrong after being suspended by the UCI for alleged abnormalities in his biological passport ©Getty Images Roman Kreuziger has insisted he has done nothing wrong as he gets set to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to get his suspension lifted after accusing the International Cycling Union (UCI) of breaking its own rules over alleged doping violations.

Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban criticises sending NBA stars to the Olympics

By Paul Osborne

Mark Cuban has criticised the sending of NBA players to the Olympics ©Getty ImagesMark Cuban, owner of National Basketball Association (NBA) team the Dallas Mavericks, has begun a fresh row over the sending of NBA players to the Olympics following the injury to Indiana Pacers star Paul George.

Great Britain on track to top London 2012 medal tally at Rio 2016, claims UK Sport

By Paul Osborne at Stirling Square in London

UK Sport is confident it can hit its target of winning more medals at Rio 2016 than London 2012 ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain is on track to meet its goal of becoming the first nation ever to win more Olympic and Paralympic medals post hosting the event, according to Simon Timson, director of performance at UK Sport.

Major winner Baker-Finch to lead Australian golf team at Rio 2016

By Zjan Shirinian

Ian Baker-Finch, who won The Open in 1991, will lead Australia's golf team at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesThe Chef de Mission of Australia's Olympic squad has named six more team leaders for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, headed by golf Major winner Ian Baker-Finch.

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Village doors to open on August 12

By Emily Goddard

The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Village will open its doors to athletes on August 12 ©Nanjing 2014The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Village is set to open its doors to more than 6,000 resident athletes, team officials, young ambassadors and reporters next Tuesday (August 12) just four days before the Opening Ceremony.

McIlroy favourite for final major of the year but Woods a doubt with recurrence of back injury

By Gary Anderson

Tiger Woods is a major doubt for this week's USPGA Championship ©Getty Images The USPGA Championship is set to get underway later this week at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, United States, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy the hot favourite after two consecutive tournament wins, while Tiger Woods is a major doubt following a recurrence of a back injury.

Scottish Parliament pays tribute to success of Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

The Scottish Parliament has paid tribute to the success of Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesScotland's cabinet secretary for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison, has today paid tribute to the success of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as the Scottish Parliament reflects on the nation's biggest ever sporting event.

Learning from Glasgow 2014 will ensure a great Pacific Games, says Port Moresby 2015 official

By Emily Goddard

The Port Moresby 2015 team watched the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on television to get some behind the scenes tips for hosting next year's Pacific Games ©PNG2015Port Moresby 2015 has been learning some behind the scenes tips from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, an official from the Pacific Games Organising Committee has revealed.
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