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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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Eilish 
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5000m heat yesterday alongside Norways Karoline Grovdal.Picture: David J. Phillip/Getty Images

Eilish McColgan gets tactics right to reach 5,00m final

Eilish McColgan might be a novice over 5,000m but she underlined her class to reach the Olympic final in Rio.

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Usain Bolt has a casual look at his rivals as he coasts to victory in the heats of the men's 200m.  Picture: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Usain Bolt coasts into 200m semis and says better to come

Usain Bolt glanced to his right once, twice, three times. No surprise: nobody was there.

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Usain Bolt showboats for the crowd after his victory. Picture: Getty

Tim Dahlberg: Usain Bolt, please don’t bow out just yet

Not so fast, Usain Bolt. Please don’t run away from us after this Olympics. Don’t even think about putting an end to the greatest show in track.

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Usain Bolt wins the 100m final. Picture: Getty

Usain Bolt on course for third Olympic treble

Usain Bolt declared himself on course for sporting immortality after completing the first part of his Olympic “triple triple” bid by defeating Justin Gatlin to win a third straight 100 metres gold in Rio.

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Laura Muir hopes to become the first British woman to win a medal in the distance since Dame Kelly Holmes at the Athens Games in 2004. Picture: Getty

Laura Muir delighted to get final say in 1,500m

Fourth fastest heading into 
the Olympic 1,500 metres final, Laura Muir is one race away from capping off the best season of her career in style.

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Eilish McColgan has fought back after the anguish of missing a year due to injury. Picture: Getty.

Eilish McColgan back on track after all-time low

Eilish McColgan could have quit last year. With her shattered foot in a moon boot, the Scottish hope had come crashing down to earth with the latest in a line of injuries that made her wonder if her dreams of ending up in Rio 12 months later were destined for disaster.

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Mo Farah is all smiles with his gold medal after winning the 10,000m on Saturday. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Mo Farah ‘deserves to be considered UK’s greatest athlete’

Roger Black believes Mo Farah deserves to be considered Great Britain’s greatest athlete, with or without a world record to his name.

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David Florence, right, and Richard Hounslow of Great Britain

Olympics: Capital canoeist David Florence claims silver

CAPITAL canoeist David Florence won a silver medal in the C2 event at the Rio Olympics today.

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MSP James Dornan has been urged to apologise over atheltics body claim. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

MSP James Dornan urged to apologise over athletics pay claim

A NATIONALIST MSP is being urged to apologise over “inaccurate” claims that Scotland’s national athletics body does not pay staff a living wage.

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Hammer throwing at the North Berwick Games. Picture: Gordon Fraser

North Berwick Highland Games reaches 21

HUNDREDS descended on North Berwick to compete in its 21st Highland Games.

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