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Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain reacts after competing in the Women's Heptathlon High Jump during day one of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 22, 2015
Jessica Ennis-Hill "so happy" to be awarded 2011 World heptathlon gold medal
Jessica Ennis-Hill says that she is "so happy" at being awarded her third World Championship heptathlon gold medal, after Tatyana Chernova was stripped of the 2011 title.
Nov 29, 21:36
Andy Murray holds up his champion trophy at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 9, 2016
BBC Sports Personality of the Year contenders announced
Sixteen British competitors are in the running to be crowned as BBC's Sports Personality of the Year, including Andy Murray who has won the award twice in three years.
Nov 28, 21:22
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Twelve London 2012 athletes disqualified after retests
Twelve athletes who competed in the 2012 Olympics are handed retroactive disqualifications after failing drug tests during the London Games.
Nov 21, 20:24
Usain Bolt in action ahead of the men's 100m semi-finals on August 15, 2016
Usain Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund confirm that nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will train with the team.
Nov 13, 16:01
The Olympic rings are unfurled on August 5, 2016
Six Beijing medallists test positive for banned substances
Nine Beijing medallists are among the latest athletes to fail drug retests.
Oct 26, 20:47
Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Women's Heptathlon 800 metres and the overall Heptathlon gold during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 2015
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'Fear of injury behind retirement call'
Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill opens up on her decision to retire from athletics, which she claims was largely down to niggling injury problems.
Oct 17, 19:50
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Daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay killed in shooting
Trinity Gay, the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, has been fatally shot in Kentucky, the athlete's agent and authorities said on Sunday.
Oct 16, 19:09
Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain reacts after competing in the Women's Heptathlon High Jump during day one of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 22, 2015
Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichello pays tribute to retired star
Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichello pays tribute to the former Olympic champion following her retirement announcement.
Oct 13, 12:11
Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Women's Heptathlon 800 metres and the overall Heptathlon gold during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 2015
Former Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill announces retirement from athletics
Former Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill announces her retirement from athletics.
Oct 13, 09:21
The Olympic rings are unfurled on August 5, 2016
Tatyana Lysenko stripped of London 2012 hammer gold after drug retest
Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko is stripped of her London 2012 gold medal following a positive drug test.
Oct 11, 19:31
People walk under the bid emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games hoisted in downtown Tokyo on September 7, 2013
Tokyo 2020 venue changes proposed
Japanese authorities are reportedly preparing to propose changes to three more venues due to host the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Sep 28, 19:59
Britain's Mo Farah celebrates with a 'mobot' pose after winning the final of the men's 5000 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium in Beijing on August 29, 2015
Mo Farah has "no problem" with release of medical file
A spokesperson for Mo Farah says that the British athlete has 'nothing to hide' after his medical files were released by hacking group Fancy Bears.
Sep 19, 18:56
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russian hackers leak confidential files of United States athletes
Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams are among those to have had their personal data leaked by Russian hackers, in a possible revenge attack.
Sep 13, 23:14
Goldie Sayers of England competes in the Women's Javelin final at Hampden Park during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014
Goldie Sayers, men's 4x400m relay team to receive Beijing bronze
Javelin thrower Goldie Sayers and Team GB's 4x400m relay team are to receive bronze medals from the 2008 Olympic Games after failed drugs tests from Russian athletes.
Sep 13, 18:26
Jonnie Peacock poses with his gold medal after the men's 100m T44 final at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016
Jonnie Peacock: 'Paralympic title defence is unbelievable'
Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock describes his successful 100m Paralympic title defence as "unbelievable" following a convincing victory in Rio.
Sep 10, 04:35
Mickey Bushell in action during the men's T53 100m final at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016
Mickey Bushell "disappointed" by Paralympic performance
Great Britain's Mickey Bushell tells Sports Mole that he is "disappointed" with his performance in the 100m T53 final at the Paralympics in Rio.
Sep 10, 04:02
Libby Clegg celebrates with her gold medal after winning the women's T11 100m final at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016
Libby Clegg hails "incredible" Paralympics
Great Britain's Libby Clegg tells Sports Mole of her "incredible" Paralympic experience in Rio after winning gold in the 100m T11 final.
Sep 10, 02:00
ParalympicGB sprinter Kadeena Cox poses with her bronze medal after the women's T38 100m final at the Rio Games on September 9, 2016
Kadeena Cox confident of becoming double-sport medallist
Great Britain's Kadeena Cox tells Sports Mole that she is desperate to become the nation's first two-sport medallist in a single Paralympic Games.
Sep 10, 00:57
ParalympicGB sprinter Kadeena Cox poses with her bronze medal after the women's T38 100m final at the Rio Games on September 9, 2016
Kadeena Cox: 'Bronze medal is perfect'
Great Britain's Kadeena Cox tells Sports Mole that her bronze medal from the 100m T38 Paralympic final in Rio is "perfect".
Sep 9, 23:50
ParalympicsGB athlete Olivia Breen
Olivia Breen hopeful of Paralympic long jump medal
Great Britain's Olivia Breen tells Sports Mole that she will focus on long jump following her seventh-place finish in the 100m final at the Paralympics in Rio.
Sep 9, 22:53
Sophie Hahn wins gold for ParalympicsGB in the women's T38 100m final at the Rio Paralympics on September 9, 2016
Sophie Hahn "delighted" with Paralympic gold
Great Britain's Sophie Hahn tells Sports Mole that she is "delighted" to have completed the set of major titles with 100m gold at the Paralympic Games.
Sep 9, 22:40
Georgina Hermitage poses with the British flag after winning gold in the women's T37 100m at the Rio Paralympics on September 9, 2016
Georgie Hermitage 'dreaming' of clean sweep at Paralympic Games
Great Britain's Georgie Hermitage says that she is dreaming of winning three Paralympic gold medals in Rio having broken the world record on route to the T37 100m final.
Sep 9, 22:28
Team GB enter the Maracana during the Paralympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on September 7, 2016
Paralympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro
The Paralympic Games begin during a colourful opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
Sep 8, 01:25
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge shows the name of the city of Tokyo elected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics during a session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, on September 7, 2013
Japanese Olympic Committee clears Tokyo bid leaders of illegal activity
An investigation into a payment made during Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics finds no evidence of bribery.
Sep 1, 13:37
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
International Olympic Committee disqualifies two Beijing 2008 Olympians
The International Olympic Committee disqualifies two athletes for doping after retesting samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Sep 1, 10:13
Kate Richardson-Walsh of England passes during the Women's preliminary match between England and Wales at Glasgow National Hockey Centre during day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 24, 2014
Kate Richardson-Walsh to carry flag for GB at closing ceremony
Kate Richardson-Walsh, who skippered the women's hockey team to gold on Friday evening, will carry the flag for Great Britain at the closing ceremony of Rio 2016.
Aug 21, 20:16
Britain's Mo Farah celebrates with a 'mobot' pose after winning the final of the men's 5000 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium in Beijing on August 29, 2015
Great Britain's Mo Farah plans to end track career next year
Mo Farah does not intend to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles for a second time at Tokyo 2020, but may take part in the marathon event in four years' time.
Aug 21, 19:15
Team GB's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning pose with their gold medals at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Great Britain finish above China at Rio Olympics
Great Britain finish in second place at the Rio Olympics, with third-placed China unable to overtake Team GB's medal tally with only one more athlete in action.
Aug 21, 16:43
Martyn Rooney in action for Team GB on August 12, 2016
Martyn Rooney unhappy with relay disqualification decision
Martyn Rooney insists that teammate Matthew Hudson-Smith was "very badly treated" in the men's 4x400m relay when deemed to have illegally put his foot over the line.
Aug 21, 15:31
Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain, Anyika Onuora of Great Britain, Eilidh Child of Great Britain and Seren Bundy-Davies of Great Britain celebrate after winning bronze in the Women's 4x400 Relay Final during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Cha
Emily Diamond "proud" of women's 4x400m relay bronze
Great Britain's Emily Diamond reveals her pride after helping to secure a bronze medal in the women's 4x400m Olympic relay at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Aug 21, 03:49
Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain, Anyika Onuora of Great Britain, Eilidh Child of Great Britain and Seren Bundy-Davies of Great Britain celebrate after winning bronze in the Women's 4x400 Relay Final during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Cha
Christine Ohuruogu: 'We all worked really hard for bronze'
Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu talks up the work ethic of her teammates after they earned a bronze in the women's 4x400m relay final at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Aug 21, 03:32
Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Mens 3000m Final during day one of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games at The Stadium - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on July 24, 2015
Mo Farah: 'Victory in 5,000m final shows that London 2012 was not a fluke'
Great Britain's Mo Farah says that his latest gold medal in the men's 5,000m event at the 2016 Olympics proves that his achievements at London 2012 were not flukes.
Aug 21, 02:59
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Joe Choong: 'Everything went really well except shooting'
Great Britain's Joe Choong admits that his shooting caused him problems following his ninth-place finish in the modern pentathlon at Rio 2016.
Aug 20, 23:15
Martyn Rooney, Michael Bingham, Conrad Williams and Matthew Hudson-Smith celebrate after winning the Men's 4x400m final during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on August 17, 2014
Team GB disqualified from men's 4x400m relay
Great Britain are disqualified from the men's 4x400m relay final for "taking the baton outside of an exchange zone" in their heat.
Aug 20, 11:02
Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100m on August 14, 2016
Usain Bolt: 'I could have run my last 200m race'
Jamaica's Usain Bolt says that he may have run his last 200m race after winning Olympic gold in the event for the third time.
Aug 19, 03:08
Adam Gemili holds his hands on his head after finishing second in the men's 100m on July 28, 2014
Adam Gemili "heartbroken" after missing out on bronze
Great Britain's Adam Gemili admits that he is "heartbroken" having missed out on a bronze medal in the 200m final by three thousandths of a second.
Aug 19, 03:01
Lynsey Sharp of Scotland celebrates as she wins silver in the Women's 800 metres final at Hampden Park during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014
Lynsey Sharp relieved to reach women's 800m final in Rio de Janeiro
Great Britain's Lynsey Sharp admits that she is relieved to have secured a place in the women's 800m final at the Olympic Games.
Aug 19, 01:54
Charlie Grice of England competes in the Men's 1500 metres heats at Hampden Park during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014
Charlie Grice: 'I redeemed myself in men's 1500m semi-finals'
Great Britain's Charlie Grice feels that he has "redeemed himself" after finishing in fifth place to qualify for the men's 1500m final.
Aug 19, 01:16
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Justin Gatlin: 'Ankle problem hindered me'
USA's Justin Gatlin says that an ankle injury hindered his performance as he failed to qualify for the men's 200m final.
Aug 18, 03:33
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Cindy Ofili: 'I can only be happy with fourth place'
Great Britain's Cindy Ofili says that she is satisfied with fourth place in the women's 100m hurdles final at the Olympic Games.
Aug 18, 03:24