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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
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Egyptian judoka sent home from Rio 2016 for 'handshake snub'
Islam El Shehaby is condemned by the Egyptian Olympic Committee and sent home for seemingly refusing to offer his hand to Israeli rival Or Sasson.
Aug 15, 22:51
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French tennis physio dies suddenly in Rio
France tennis physio Patrick Bordier collapses and dies after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Rio Olympics.
Aug 13, 13:28
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French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffers leg break in vault
French Olympic gymnast Samir Ait Said suffers a horrific leg break while performing in the vault at Rio 2016 on Saturday.
Aug 7, 12:06
Gold medalist Emilie Andeol of France stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Judo +78kg on day fifteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 27, 2015
France's Emilie Andeol: 'I didn't expect European Games judo gold'
France's Emilie Andeol says that she was surprised to win the women's +78kg judo gold medal at the European Games.
Jun 28, 08:23
Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
Katie Taylor: 'I struggled to win European Games boxing gold'
Ireland's Katie Taylor says that she felt tired during her women's lightweight boxing victory at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 28, 07:15
Chloe Magee (R) and Sam Magee of Ireland compete against Samuel Cali and Fiorella Marie Sadowski of Malta in the Badminton Mixed Doubles Group A match during day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Baku Sports Hall on June 25, 2015
Ireland's Sam Magee "over the moon" with Baku bronze
Ireland's Sam Magee insists that he is "over the moon" with his Baku 2015 bronze medal, due to the fact that he was a major injury doubt heading into the competition.
Jun 27, 10:31
Chloe Magee (R) and Sam Magee of Ireland compete against Samuel Cali and Fiorella Marie Sadowski of Malta in the Badminton Mixed Doubles Group A match during day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Baku Sports Hall on June 25, 2015
Ireland's Chloe Magee 'gutted' by mixed doubles semi-final defeat
Ireland's Chloe Magee admits that is "very disappointing" to lose out to France in the badminton mixed doubles semi-final in Baku.
Jun 27, 09:44
Tony Yoka of France (red) and Joe Joyce of Great Britian (blue) compete in the Men's Super Heavyweight +91kg semi final bout during day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 25, 2015
Joe Joyce sends Russian Gasan Gimbatov to hospital after gold medal win
Russian super-heavyweight Gasan Gimbatov misses the reception of his silver medal after being sent to hospital following his defeat to Joe Joyce in Baku.
Jun 26, 17:54
Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
Ireland's Katie Taylor expecting "tough" Estelle Mossely fight
Katie Taylor acknowledges that if she is to claim gold at the European Games then she must produce her best showing in order to overcome Estelle Mossely.
Jun 26, 14:03
Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
Katie Taylor: "I was praying"
Ireland's Katie Taylor didn't believe that she had beaten semi-final opponent Azerbaijan's Yana Alekseevna during their middleweight bout.
Jun 26, 10:56
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
Swimming champion Carolina Pilhatsch: 'I would have been happy with bronze'
Austrian swimmer Carolina Pilhatsch admits that she would have been happy just to be on the podium after winning gold in the women's 50m backstroke at the European Games.
Jun 25, 18:55
Silver medalist Sevil Bunyatova of Azerbaijan (L) and bronze medalist Sevinc Bunyatova of Azerbaijan pose on the medal podium following the Women's Fencing Individual Sabre Final during day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on J
Twins Sevil, Sevinc Bunyatova could face each other in fencing final
Twin sisters Sevil and Sevinc Bunyatova could end up facing each other in the women's individual sabre final at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 25, 13:22
Tony Yoka of France (red) and Joe Joyce of Great Britian (blue) compete in the Men's Super Heavyweight +91kg semi final bout during day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 25, 2015
French boxer Tony Yoka targets Olympic medal
French super-heavyweight boxer Tony Yoka admits that he is hoping to win a medal at the Rio Olympics after securing bronze in the European Games.
Jun 25, 12:01
Team GB boxer Joe Joyce celebrates following his win over Moldova's Alexei Zavatin at the European Games in Baku on June 20, 2015
Joe Joyce looks to Gasan Gimbatov fight
Sports Mole speaks to Team GB boxer Joe Joyce following his victory in the semi-finals of the 2015 European Games.
Jun 25, 11:28
Richard Kruse of Great Britain reacts during the Men's Fencing Individual Foil Round of 32 match against Jean-Paul Tony Helissey of France on day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 25, 2015
Team GB's Richard Kruse expected to "fence badly"
Team GB fencer Richard Kruse admits that he was using the European Games for training and expected to "fence badly" in Baku.
Jun 25, 10:37
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Fencing's 'old man' Ivan Trevejo aims for Rio Olympics after Baku gold
French fencer Ivan Trevejo will set his sights on the Rio Olympics after success at the European Games.
Jun 25, 08:55
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
France's Nicolas D'Oriano: 'I had to manage my race perfectly'
France's Nicolas D'Oriano reveals that he had to manage his race perfectly to secure the gold medal in the men's 1500m freestyle at the European Games.
Jun 24, 19:47
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France's Ivan Trevejo: 'Experience was key to victory at European Games'
France's Ivan Trevejo believes that his experience was crucial to secure his win over Sergey Khodos in the final of the men's individual epee at the European Games.
Jun 24, 18:23
Abdulkadir Abdullayev of Azerbaijan (red) and Paul Omba Biongolo of France compete in the Men's Heavy Weight (91kg) Quarterfinal bout during day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 23, 2015
France's Paul Omba Biongolo's coach slams judges' decisions
France boxer Paul Omba Biongolo's coach John-Toni Dovi suggests that the judges' decisions in his player's fight against Azerbaijan's Abdulkadir Abdullayev were political.
Jun 23, 19:36
Abdulkadir Abdullayev of Azerbaijan (red) and Paul Omba Biongolo of France compete in the Men's Heavy Weight (91kg) Quarterfinal bout during day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 23, 2015
Azerbaijan's Abdulkadir Abdullayev: 'Paul Omba Biongolo refused to shake my hand'
Azerbaijan's Abdulkadir Abdullayev discloses that France's Paul Omba Biongolo turned down the offer of a handshake following his victory at the European Games.
Jun 23, 19:12
Team GB boxer Joe Joyce celebrates following his win over Moldova's Alexei Zavatin at the European Games in Baku on June 20, 2015
Tony Yoka: 'Joe Joyce not very technical or fast'
Frenchman Tony Yoka is hoping for a successful fight against Great Britain's Joe Joyce in the semi-finals of the super-heavyweight category on Thursday.
Jun 23, 10:18
French Anthony Terras competes in the men's skeet shooting qualification of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, on July 31, 2012
French shooter Anthony Terras "very happy" with European Games bronze
Anthony Terras believes that living on the French coast played a big part in his handling of the windy conditions in this morning's mixed team skeet bronze-medal match.
Jun 22, 12:02
Gold medalist Katie Taylor of Ireland walks to the medal ceremony for the Women's Light (60kg) Boxing final bout on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012
French boxer Estelle Mossely: 'I can beat Katie Taylor'
French boxer Estelle Mossely says that she can beat Irish Olympic champion Katie Taylor if they meet in the women's lightweight final at the European Games.
Jun 21, 10:36
Berengere Schuh of France competes during her Women's Individual Archery Quarter Final match against Khatuna Lorig of the United States on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lord's Cricket Ground on August 2, 2012
France's Berengere Schuh: "I can beat the world champion"
France's Berengere Schuh is relishing her match with reigning world champion Maja Jager in the women's archery competition in Baku.
Jun 21, 07:37
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
French boxer 'fears nobody' after beating Team GB's Luke McCormack in Baku
French boxer Sofiane Oumiha says that he 'fears nobody' after beating Team GB's Luke McCormack this afternoon.
Jun 20, 19:58
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Irish boxer Dean Gardiner was "always confident" despite knockdown in Baku
Ireland's Dean Gardiner claims that he was "always confident" after reaching the super heavy quarter-finals in Baku, despite being knocked down in the first round.
Jun 20, 18:45
France's Alexis Vastine celebrates his Light welterweight (64 kg) bronze medal, on August 23, 2008 at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Taekwondo champion Gwladys Epangue dedicates gold to crash victim Alexis Vastine
Taekwondo champion Gwladys Epangue dedicates her win to French boxer Alexis Vastine, who was killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year.
Jun 19, 19:22
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Team GB miss out on aerobic groups final
Team GB's aerobic groups squad miss out on a place in the final of their event, finishing just half a point short in qualifying.
Jun 19, 17:12
England's Nicola Adams reacts after winning the bout against Canada's Mandy Bujold during the Womens Fly semi-final boxing match at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 1, 2014
Stoyka Petrova expecting tough battle against Team GB's Nicola Adams
Bulgaria's Stoyka Petrova claims that she 'knows how to beat' Nicola Adams, as the mind games ahead of Monday's European Games flyweight quarter-final bout continue.
Jun 19, 14:15
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Petra Zublasing: 'Gold medal gives me confidence going into Rio 2016'
Italian shooter Petra Zublasing suggests that achieving gold at the European Games in Baku should give her confidence going into the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Jun 19, 11:10
Team GB's Luke McCormack on May 29, 2015
Luke McCormack: 'I didn't get out of first gear'
Team GB boxer Luke McCormack says that he was ill in the lead-up to his victory over Greece's Panagiotis Matsagkos at the European Games.
Jun 18, 11:51
Team GB's Luke McCormack on May 29, 2015
Luke McCormack confident of beating Sofiane Oumiha
Team GB boxer Luke McCormack is confident of overcoming Sofiane Oumiha in the last-16 stage of the 2015 European Games on Saturday.
Jun 18, 10:56
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Wind frustrates Russian archers despite qualifciation at European Games
Russia's Natalia Erdynieva speaks of her frustration with the wind despite advancing to the quarter-finals with the women's archery team in Baku.
Jun 16, 15:02
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Emily Thouy: 'European Games are key for karate competitors'
France karate athlete Emily Thouy declares her pride at winning gold in the first European Games - a competition she deems extra important given her sport's Olympic omission.
Jun 13, 15:46
France's Loic Korval reacts at the Judo European Championships during the Men's Team match France vs Ukraine, in Montpellier, southern France, on April 27, 2014
France suspend European judo champion Loic Korval for missing drug tests
France suspend European judo champion Loic Korval for 10 months after missing three doping tests.
Mar 16, 09:54


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