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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 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
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
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
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with upcoming Olympic games' volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014
Russia to hold 'special competitions' for banned Paralympic athletes
Russia will host its own version of the Paralympic Games on home soil following the decision to ban all 267 athletes from Rio 2016, Vladimir Putin announces.
Aug 25, 18:45
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Beijing 2008 weightlifting medallists fail doping sample retests
Three Olympic champions from China are among 11 weightlifters who face being stripped of their medals after failing retests of their Beijing 2008 doping samples.
Aug 24, 13:15
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russia lose appeal against exclusion from Paralympics in Rio
Russia will not compete at the Paralympic Games in Rio after losing an appeal against exclusion following allegations of state-sponsored doping.
Aug 23, 11:03
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Anna Vyakhireva: 'Gold means everything for my sporting life'
Russian Federation's Anna Vyakhireva reveals her delight after helping to guide her country to their first-ever gold medal in an Olympic women's handball contest.
Aug 21, 00:30
Russian striker Andrey Arshavin celebrates scoring against Holland on June 21, 2008.
Andrey Arshavin: 'Impossible to succeed in sport without doping'
Former Arsenal and Russia footballer Andrey Arshavin claims that some sports are "simply impossible without doping", with "everyone" involved in the activity.
Aug 19, 16:46
Simone Biles of United States performs on the floor during the Women's Floor Exercise Final on day six of the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Guangxi Sports Center Stadium on October 12, 2014
Result: Simone Biles wins third Olympic gold
USA's Simone Biles wins the third of her predicted five gold medals with a comfortable triumph on the vault.
Aug 14, 20:34
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Russian long jumper Darya Klishina banned from competing in Rio Olympics
Darya Klishina, the only Russian due to compete in the athletics at the Rio Olympics, will no longer be allowed to take part following new, unspecified information.
Aug 13, 22:23
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Team GB's Chloe Tutton misses out as Rie Kaneto takes gold in 200m breaststroke
Great Britain's Chloe Tutton misses out on a medal in the women's 200m breaststroke final by sixth hundredths of a second as Japan's Rie Kaneto takes gold.
Aug 12, 02:24
Simone Biles of United States performs on the floor during the Women's Floor Exercise Final on day six of the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Guangxi Sports Center Stadium on October 12, 2014
Result: Simone Biles wins Olympic gold for USA in Rio
USA's Simone Biles wins her second gold of the Rio Olympics with victory in the women's all-around gymnastics.
Aug 11, 22:28
Andrew Willis of Great Britain looks on after the Men's 200m Breaststroke semifinal on day thirteen of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena on August 6, 2015
Result: Great Britain's Andrew Willis fourth in men's 200m breaststroke final
Team GB's Andrew Willis finishes in fourth place in a highly-competitive men's 200m breaststroke final which saw all eight competitors finish within a second of each other.
Aug 11, 02:10
Emma Pooley of Lotto-Belisol Ladies and VC Norwich on her way to winning the Elite Women British National Time Trial Championships on June 26, 2014
Result: Disappointment for Great Britain's Emma Pooley in women's time trial
Emma Pooley finishes 14th in the women's time trial at Rio 2016, in a race that saw Kristin Armstrong win gold for the third Games in succession.
Aug 10, 14:07
Simone Biles of United States performs on the floor during the Women's Floor Exercise Final on day six of the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Guangxi Sports Center Stadium on October 12, 2014
Result: Simone Biles leads United States to gymnastics gold as Great Britain finish fifth
Simone Biles leads the United States women's gymnastics team to Olympic gold at Rio 2016 as Great Britain finish in fifth place.
Aug 9, 23:05
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova hits back at critics after winning Olympic silver
Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova slams her critics after she was booed while receiving an Olympic silver medal in Rio.
Aug 9, 11:12
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Lilly King edges out Yulia Efimova in women's 100m breaststroke final
American Lilly King edges out controversial Russian Yulia Efimova to win the women's 100m breaststroke final at the Olympic Games.
Aug 9, 03:10
Olympic medal winner Louis Smith visits Huntingdon Gymnastics Club to inspire the nation to join in local sports on August 18, 2012
Result: Great Britain miss out on medal as Louis Smith falls off pommel
Great Britain's men narrowly miss out on Olympic bronze as Japan win gold in the men's gymnastics team final at Rio 2016.
Aug 8, 23:03
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russia considering appeal against Paralympics ban
Russian Paralympic Committee chief Vladimir Lukin stresses that "the vast majority of our sportsmen are absolutely clean" as Russia prepare to appeal against their ban.
Aug 8, 13:41
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Result: Kosovo claim first Olympic gold
Judoka Majlinda Kelmendi claims Kosovo's first ever gold medal at an Olympic Games.
Aug 8, 00:05