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Sir Bradley Wiggins set to swap cycling for rowing

Sir Bradley Wiggins’ return to competition has been confirmed, with the five-time Olympic cycling champion swapping his bike for an indoor rowing machine.

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The Team Muirhead curling team which will be representing Scotland at the European Championships, from left: Kelly Schafer (alternate), Vicki Adams , Eve Muirhead, Lauren Gray and Anna Sloan.
 Picture: John Devlin

Eve Muirhead desperate for Scottish public to warm to curling

It is a singular mission that Eve Muirhead is on. A mission
that will go on the line in the next few months as it rarely ever can. Scotland’s one true present day break-out curler, known even by those in this nation who know precious 
little about the ways of the ice, wants to break-out her sport even as far as burgerland.

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Paralympic athlete Olivia Breen, whose father, Michael, appeared before the DCMS yesterday. Picture: Getty.

Paralympic classification system not fit for purpose

The classification system which underpins Paralympic sport cannot be said to be “fit for purpose”, Baroness Grey-Thompson has told a panel of MPs.

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The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. Picture: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Paris and Los Angeles confirmed Olympics hosts in 2024 and 2028

Paris will host the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles will stage the 2028 Games, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.

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Elise Christie revealed it took her two years to recover from Russia. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Elise Christie puts Sochi behind her as she targets Korea

Three-and-a-half years ago, the nation lived through the agonies of Elise Christie’s Sochi nightmare as not once, not twice, but three times her gold medal hopes crumbled in a tempestuous swirl of disqualifications and crashes.

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The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Picture: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Los Angeles to host Olympic Games in 2028 instead of 2024

Los Angeles has reached a deal to stage the 2028 Olympic Games.

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Usain Bolt leads his 100m semi-final on his way to a triple triple of 100m, 200m and relay golds at three Olympic Games. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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