Olympic Games

Review of the year: Rio Olympics and Team GB defy doubts

W hen Great Britain emerged from the Atlanta Olympics with just one gold medal it would have seemed inconceivable that just 20 years later the nation would declare itself a “world sporting superpower”.

World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren has released his report after an investigation into alleged state sponsored doping. Picture: AP

Over 1,000 Russian athletes ‘involved in state sponsored doping’

More than 1,000 Russian athletes in 30 Olympic and Paralympic sports benefited from a state-sponsored doping cover-up between 2011 and 2015, an investigation funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency has found.

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United States' Allyson Felix will be a key speaker as the Los Angeles bid team present their case to host the 2024 Olympics. Picture: Matt Slocum/AP

Trump win casts shadow over Los Angeles Olympic Games bid

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election looms over the race for the 2024 Olympic Games as the three bid cities prepare to make their first presentations to a key gathering of officials.

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Jessica Ennis, as she was then, celebrates after winning the Olympic heptathlon title at London 2012. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

The day Jessica Ennis became GB’s golden girl

Think Jessica Ennis-Hill and the mind spins immediately to that intoxicating summer night at London 2012 when, as part of the great British trident alongside Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, the first lady of Sheffield stopped the clocks.

World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie. Picture: Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP

Olympic leaders back WADA to lead war on doping

Olympic leaders yesterday asked the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to oversee a global system for tackling drug cheats with an independent body testing athletes and more powers for WADA to punish failing organisations.


Scots Olympic stars given a welcome home in Edinburgh

Fans of Scotland’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes gathered in Edinburgh to give their heroes a welcome home to remember.

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Edinburgh Rio Olympics celebrations: Stars cheered by fans

The record-breaking success of Scotland’s Olympic and Paralympic stars is being celebrated.

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Callum Skinner won Olympic gold and silver medals in Rio. Picture: Getty Images

Leader comment: Smearing of Skinner a disgrace

Olympic cycling hero Callum Skinner has gone to considerable lengths to demonstrate his innocence after a leak of confidential medical records showed he had taken a banned substance to treat asthma.

Olympic Cyclist gold and silver medal winner Callum Skinner. Picture: Greg Macvean

Callum Skinner releases medical records after being hacked

Callum Skinner – the gold and silver medallist in cycling at the Rio Olympics and one of the athletes whose medical data has been hacked by a group known as the Fancy Bears – has released medical information dating back to when he was five years old to prove he was the victim of a smear.

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Scottish Olympic Athletes return home from Beijing. Picture: TSPL

Massive open-air party for Edinburgh to celebrate heroes of Rio Olympics

A MASSIVE open-air party is being planned in Edinburgh to celebrate the achievements of Scotland’s Olympic heroes, the Evening News can reveal.

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Great Britain's Libby Clegg celebrates with her gold medal after winning the Women's 200 metres - T11 Final in Rio on Tuesday. Picture: Adam Daby/PA

Libby Clegg: Double gold earned after more than enough drama

Libby Clegg’s Paralympic notebook

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Ellie Simmonds celebrates after wining the women's 200m iIndividual medley SM6 final.  Picture: Buda Mendes/Getty

Ellie Simmonds makes a big splash once again

Ellie Simmonds thrived under pressure once again as Great Britain’s swimmers capped another glorious day at the Rio Paralympics.

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.

Kadeena Cox celebrates on the podium after winning the women's C4-5 500m Time Trial at the Rio Paralympics. Picture: Getty

Neil Fachie forced to settle for ‘bittersweet’ silver in Rio

Scots cyclist Neil Fachie admits age might finally be catching up with him after settling for silver in his signature event at the Paralympic Games.

Thomas Bach is the first IOC president to miss the opening of the Paralympics since 1988. Picture: Ian Rutherford

IOC to aid Brazilian authorities in ‘ticket touting’ probe

The International Olympic Committee has promised to co-operate with Brazilian authorities in the ticket “touting” investigation that has targeted one of its executive board members.

The Paralympic GB team watch the Welcome Ceremony at the Athletes Village. Picture: PA.

Focus is positive as Rio prepares for Paralympics

It’s all back to the Maracana for Welcome to Brazil II. Rio’s Olympic commentary began to shift towards positive values with the beautifully proportionate opening ceremony, resourceful, inventive and funky. Friday night was Bossa Nova night, you might say.

Triple Gold medallist Chris Hoy, along with other Scottish medal winners from the Beijing Olympics had a reception held in their honour at Edinburgh Castle followed by a bus-top parade down the Royal Mile. 27th August 2008. Picture by JANE BARLOW

Edinburgh Council backs Olympic parade plan

AN emergency motion calling for an Olympic homecoming bus parade to be held in the Capital has been unanimously backed by councillors.

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Mo Farah may be the exception to the rule that members of Team GB should not be further honoured. Picture: Getty Images

Martyn McLaughlin: Giving Olympians gongs disservice to nation

The post-Games honours bonanza is a cynical move on the part of Theresa May, writes Martyn McLaughlin

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Team GB touched down at Heathrow with 67 medals, including 27 gold and 23 silver  their best performance in over a century. Picture: Getty Images

Medal-laden Team GB returns to UK from Rio Olympics

Team GB’s triumphant Olympians arrived at Heathrow singing the national anthem as their gold-nosed British Airways jet touched down on home soil.

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