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Guardian chief sports correspondent

IOC president talks a good Games but Rio 2016 was a bumpy ride

theguardian.com — On the eve of the Rio 2016 opening ceremony, the director of communications for the organising committee was holding forth in the lobby of the International Olympic Committee family hotel, from which one member would later be led by police investigating ticket touting.

Cheers, boos and a carnival atmosphere as flame goes out on Rio Olympics

theguardian.com — Perhaps appropriately at the end of a by turns stormy and thrilling fortnight, the 2016 Olympics closed amid driving rain and fireworks with a ceremony that was largely celebratory in tone.

Fourth Olympic gold adds Mo Farah to the pantheon of all-time greats

theguardian.com — In streaking away from the field on the final lap to Olympic gold for a fourth time, Mo Farah has stormed into the very upper echelons of any list of British sporting greats and stands on the verge of joining the select band with a knighthood.

Olympic officials to have talks about British football at Tokyo 2020

theguardian.com — After their Rio success, British Olympic officials will have another go at persuading the home nations to enter men's and women's football teams for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The lack of a British women's side in particular was seen as a missed opportunity to grow the game.

Great Britain confirmed to finish second in Rio 2016 Olympic medal table

theguardian.com — UK Sport's chief executive Liz Nichol as called Great Britain a "sporting superpower" after Team GB's athletes made "sporting history" at Rio 2016. She believes the medal haul at Tokyo 2020 could be even better. Related: Rio 2016 Olympics: Eliud Kipchoge wins men's marathon, Mo Farah claims gold again - live!

Great Britain a ‘sporting superpower’ says UK Sport chief after Rio medal haul

theguardian.com — UK Sport's chief executive Liz Nichol as called Great Britain a "sporting superpower" after Team GB's athletes made "sporting history" at Rio 2016. She believes the medal haul at Tokyo 2020 could be even better. Related: Rio 2016 Olympics: Eliud Kipchoge wins men's marathon, Mo Farah claims gold again - live!

Glittering Allyson Felix signs off from Rio with another golden moment

theguardian.com — In what may yet prove to be her final Olympic appearance Allyson Felix led the US 4x400m relay team home in style to become the most decorated athlete in US track and field history, overcoming their Jamaican rivals with ease in the process.

Hollie Webb: Hockey World Cup ruin laid ground for gold medal

theguardian.com — It was in a meeting room at Bisham Abbey, amid the ashes of a dismal 2014 World Cup campaign for the England team from which most of Great Britain's women's hockey side is drawn, that the foundations for a golden era were laid.

‘To win an Olympic medal with your wife standing next to you is so special’

theguardian.com — Great Britain women's hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh said she never doubted her wife and team-mate Helen would score a crucial penalty stroke that helped seal a historic gold medal victory over reigning champions the Netherlands.

Kate Richardson-Walsh and Maddie Hinch lead epic triumph of teamwork

theguardian.com — Come in Sean Kerly, your time is up. Twenty eight years since the men's team famously overcame Germany in Seoul, there are new heroes in town. Alex Danson, Lily Owsley, Hollie Webb, Helen Richardson-Walsh, Sophie Bray and the rest deserve now to have similar impact at schools and clubs up and down the country.
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Aug 23, 2016

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Aug 23, 2016

RT @EwanMacKenna: Of three OCI guys called here for questioning, seems thus far only Dermot Henihan showed up. After two no shows, they'll…

Aug 23, 2016

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Aug 22, 2016

RT @owen_g: IOC president talks a good Games but Rio 2016 was a bumpy ride | Owen Gibson  http://bit.ly/2bw357v 

Aug 22, 2016

RT @VickyOwensPR: An incredible 45.24m watched #Rio2016 on BBC TV with 68.3m unique browsers accessing our coverage via online services #bbcrio2016


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