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Mo Farah shrugs off ‘Fancy Bears’ drugs disclosure

Olympic great Mo Farah has shrugged off the leaking of his personal medical records by Russian hackers, insisting he has nothing to hide.

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Alistair Brownlee (L) helps his brother Jonny before crossing the line. Picture: AFP/Getty

Alistair Brownlee carries brother Jonny over finish line

Alistair Brownlee insisted he would have done the same for anyone after dramatically helping his ailing brother Jonny over the finish line at the World Triathlon series finale in Cozumel, Mexico.

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Lyle continues to storm her way to success at the Rio Paralympics. Picture: onEdition

Dunbar’s Maria Lyle secures third medal at Rio Paralympics

DUNBAR sprinter, Maria Lyle, has bagged a third medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

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Gold medalist Libby Clegg  and her guide Chris Clarke  celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the women's T11 200m. Picture:  Lucas Uebel/Getty Images

Clegg wins second gold at Rio Paralympics

Edinburgh sprinter Libby Clegg, along with her guide runner, Chris Clarke, has added to her 100m title by winning the gold medal in the T11 200m at the Rio Paralympic Games.

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Great Britain's Joanna Butterfield celebrates on the podium with her gold medal for the women's club throw at the Paralympics. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Jo Butterfield’s remarkable journey to Paralympic gold

Scotland’s Jo Butterfield landed gold on a medal-laden day for Team GB at the Paralympics in Brazil.

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Libby Clegg's guide Chris Clarke was accused of pulling her to victory in the women's 100m T11 semi-finals at the Paralympic Games.  Picture: Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

Libby Clegg won sprint gold after earlier disqualification

Scotland’s Libby Clegg landed gold in the T11 100 metres on a day of drama at the Paralympics in Rio. Sprinter Clegg, who is partially sighted and runs blindfolded, experienced a range of emotions as she went from the joy of setting a world record in the semi-final to the crushing low of disqualification to the relief, some two hours later, of reinstatement for her final after a successful appeal.

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Eilidh Doyle has won two Diamond League races already this summer. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

Eilidh Doyle bids to land £20,000 Diamond League bonus

Eilidh Doyle can emulate fellow Scot Laura Muir and lift the Diamond Race prize if she is victorious when the track season comes to an end in Brussels tonight.

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Stef Reid, who lost a foot as a 16-year-old, will be going for gold in the long jump. She is also an accomplished sprinter, winning bronze at the 2008 Paralympics and competing in London

Stef Reid takes the long view for Rio Legacy

After the crises and the calamities, the scares and the scandals, Rio will throw open its gates once more on Wednesday for a Paralympic Games which some fear will be even more underwhelming than its Olympic counterpart just two weeks ago.

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Laura Muir will finish the season top of the Diamond  League standings. Picture: Getty.

Laura Muir pipped in Zurich but tops Diamond League standings

Laura Muir lost the battle but won the war last night as the Scot lifted the overall Diamond Race title despite coming second in the 1500 metres at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich.

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Laura Muir crosses the line to win the 1500m in Paris. Picture: AFP/Getty

Laura Muir reflects on amazing record-breaking run

Laura Muir admitted she’d stunned herself after slicing two seconds off her British record to win the 1500 metres at the Diamond League 
meeting in Paris.

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Gobi has been reunited with owner. Picture: Contributed

Scots athlete and runaway stray pup make emotional reunion

A STRAY Chinese puppy that inspired £20,000 of donations to give her a new home in Scotland - then ran away - has been reunited with her owner.

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TV screens in the Maracana Stadium show Great Britain's Mo Farah ahead of the Olympic Games closing ceremony. Picture: PA.

Mo Farah vows to race in London – ‘no matter what’

The day after the night before and Mo Farah’s thoughts were quickly being turned to his future and his legacy.

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From left to right, Britains Christine Ohuruogu, Emily Diamond, Eilidh Doyle and Anyika Onuora celebrate bronze in the 4x400m relay. Picture: PA

Doyle is overjoyed with her ‘complete medal collection’

EILIDH Doyle insists there was no better way to bring the curtain down on Rio 2016 than by helping Great Britain secure a magnificent 4x400m relay bronze.

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Mo Farah spreads his arms in delight after holding off American Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo to win the final of the  5,000 metres. It is likely to be the last track medal Farah wins at the Olympics as he switches to road racing before the Tokyo Games. Picture: Getty

4 kids, 4 golds in Mo Farah’s fairytale ending

A fired-up Mo Farah was determined that no one would deny him a fourth Olympic gold medal as he completed the long-distance double at a second straight Games by storming to 5,000 metres glory in Rio on Saturday night.

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Callum Hawkins finished in ninth place in a time of 2:11:52. Picture: Getty

Callum Hawkins delighted to achieve top-ten target

Callum Hawkins believes another four years of clocking up the miles will pay 
dividends at the Olympics in Tokyo.

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Eric Liddell in action in 1924 the year he won Olympic gold.  Picture: Getty Images

Alan Pattullo: Eric Liddell – the plain and simple Olympian

With Team GB vying for second place with China in the Rio medals table, it is natural to wonder whether Eric Liddell, born in China to Scottish Christian missionaries, would be torn with regards to his preference.

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Usain Bolt takes a selfie as he celebrates with fans after winning the Olympic 200m final in Rio. Picture: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

Usain Bolt eyes place beside Muhammad Ali and Pele

So Usain Bolt wants to break bread with Muhammad Ali and Pele, a divinity with a permanent seat in Avalon’s high chamber. The esteem in which he holds those giants of the 20th-century sporting canon is touching, but why stop there?

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Medals galore: Cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny.  Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Allan Massie: Nostalgia for when you could get all our medal winners into a taxi

I t feels a bit like a good Christmas dinner. It’s been an enjoyable family affair. The food and wine have been excellent. Yet there comes over you the nagging feeling that it’s all been a bit too much. You’re bloated. I’m talking of course about the Olympics, now all but over for another four years.

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Lynsey Sharp crosses the line ahead of Serbia's Amela Terzic in the women's 800m heats. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Lynsey Sharp cruises into 800m semis as Semenya impresses

Lynsey Sharp soared safely through to the women’s 800m semi-finals of the Olympic Games in Rio barely breaking a sweat. But she insists her dominant performance in the heats was not as easy as it seemed.

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Runners in the Ben Nevis Race have been told to stick to the path. Picture: Robert Perry

Athletes warned to ‘keep off the grass’ in Ben Nevis Race

Athletes competing in a race up Britain’s highest peak have had their task made harder by a surprising new rule - keep off the grass.

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