Ben Ainslie targets Rio Olympics

Ainslie targets Rio Olympics
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Ben Ainslie admits that he would like to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

British sailor Ben Ainslie has admitted that he would like to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The 35-year-old was reportedly considering retirement after winning his fourth consecutive gold medal at a Games in London earlier this summer.

However, the Macclesfield-born competitor has given a strong indication that he is keen to represent his nation in Brazil.

"I'd love to be in Rio if it's possible," the 35-year-old told BBC Sport.

"The next Olympics are a long way off and the focus is on the America's Cup now. But the Olympics have been a huge part of my life and I'd like to be involved in the next Games."

Ainslie's first competed at an Olympics in Atlanta 1996.

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