How to talk about female Olympians without being a regressive creeping- a handy guide | Lindy West

Want to avoid gaffes when reporting on female athletes? Do write on the athletics they did. Dont bring their makeup, very small shorts and marital status into it As ever, this years Olympics an international bacchanal of physical perfection and triumphant will swaddled in human rights abuses and environmental catastrophe are providing fuel for public […]

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Mo Farah and Rafael Nadal named in latest leak from Fancy Bears hacking group

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah is among the latest British athlete to be targeted by the Fancy Bears hacking group, with details of the 33 -year-olds confidential medical data published online on Monday Mo Farah is the latest British athlete to face scrutiny over his use of so-called therapeutic employ exemptions( TUEs) after his confidential […]

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Mark Cavendish takes rightful Olympic podium place, but moodiness remains | Owen Gibson

He missed out in Beijing and again in London four years ago, yet if this silver in Rio was third period luck for the Manxman he didnt quite seem to realise it It was third hour luck, then, for the endlessly obligating contradiction that is Mark Cavendish. Following two epic days of competitor in only […]

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How to talk about female Olympians without being a regressive sneak- a handy guidebook | Lindy West

Want to avoid gaffes when to provide information on female athletes? Do write about the sports they did. Dont bring their makeup, very small shorts and marital status into it As ever, this years Olympics an international bacchanal of physical perfection and triumphant will swaddle in human rights abuses and environmental catastrophe are providing gasoline […]

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Lizzie Armitstead falls short of medal as horror accident mars women’s road race

The Dutch cyclist Anna van der Breggen took gold in the womens road race as Great Britains Lizzie Armitstead came home in fifth place She was damned if she did and damned if she didnt. And in the end Lizzie Armitstead did not win the Olympic road race. She ended up 20 seconds from victory, […]

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Rio 2016: amid the politics Olympics were a kaleidoscopic fortnight of sport | Andy Bull

From Usain Bolts golden triumphs to a green pool and Michael Phelpss herculean accomplishments, the Game were swept along by a crazy rhythm in Rio On the seventh day of the Games, it seemed, for a brief, bewildering moment, as though a bomb had gone off in the Olympic Park. A thunderclap voiced around the […]

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From Jessica Ennis-Hill to Michael Phelps: farewell to five Olympic giants

Many of the stars of who have illuminated up the Game will retire after Rio. We highlight a group we will all surely miss Michael Phelps Michael Phelps on his route to silver during the mens 100 m butterfly final Photo: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian Whatever your opinion of Michael Phelpss enthusiasm for cupping, […]

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Australia Olympic team suffer thefts and fire in latest drama at village

The Australia squads problems with their accommodation in the Olympic village have gone from bad to worse and they have now been victims of theft having been forced to evacuate their rooms because of a fire The Australia squads problems with their accommodation in the Olympic village have gone from bad to worse. Having initially […]

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