From February 2014

Olympic links: 28 February, 2014

Johannes Durr

Russian Olympians in 'performance-enhancing gas' claim while medallists are given new cars, Brazil pumps cash into athletics for Rio, fate of Russian ice hockey coach decided soon, swimmer Grant Hackett enters US rehab, future of water polo discussed, and new security measures for Boston marathon.

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Olympic links: 27 February, 2014

Sam Airey

Brits struggle on Track Worlds opening day, Mo Farah to run New York half marathon, canoe petition launched, Backstrom still in dark over silver medal, Komissarova vows to walk again, North Americans rail against Sochi Games, and meet the British long-track speed skating team.

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Olympic links: 26 February, 2014

David Cameron with Team GB medallists

Farah's coach embroiled in US selection scandal, track cycling Worlds begin in wet velodrome, GB could suffer as Olympic canoeing set to change, British medallists meet PM, synchro and water polo submit funding appeals, 360-degree snowboard camera, and Plushenko may televise his back surgery.

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Olympic links: 25 February, 2014

Rain inside the track cycling Worlds

Cities in the running to host 2022 & 2024 Games, rain inside track cycling Worlds venue, Kenya blames bad athletes on Bedford, medal predictions for four years' time - plus will any athletes do the 2014/2016 double? - Aussie sevens coach resigns, and 25 years as a handball commentator.

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Olympic links: 24 February, 2014

Sochi 2014 closing ceremony

Sochi 2014 closes with hosts Russia on top, GB finish with four medals, huge figure skating petition, Backstrom doping drama as Canada beat Sweden, no redemption for Elise Christie, Canada freeskiers remember lost friends, and were the Games a success? Depends who you are, and who you ask.

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Olympic links: 21 February, 2014

Canadians win hockey gold

Canada beat US to women's hockey gold, GB curlers win bronze, Sotnikova stuns Kim, Bjoerndalen 'clean', Yarnold's unofficial gold postbox, Ukrainian athletes head home amid protests, stray dogs prepare for F1 after Olympics, and Dutch speed skating coach tears a strip off US presenters.

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Olympic links: 20 February, 2014

Joy Johnston

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen becomes greatest winter athlete, GB curlers reach final, Russia dumped out of Olympic hockey, Yuna Kim leads as Lipnitskaia falls, Ligety wins giant slalom, US-turned-Russian snowboarder gets gold, and meet the British ice hockey ref for the Olympic final.

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Olympic links: 19 February, 2014

Meryl Davis and Charlie White at NBC

Easy does it for Elise Christie but Hamelin has shocker, Maze wins giant slalom with Vanessa-Mae just 50secs back, Rowan Cheshire is out, Murdoch is curling last-stone sensation, Kramer denied 10,000m gold, biathlon photo finish, Virtue & Moir's coach anguish, and Plushenko returns for 2018?

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Olympic links: 18 February, 2014

Bobsled in Sochi

Davis and White defeat Canadians in ice dance, last chance for Christie, Belarus sound the medal charge, arm-wrestler wins bobsleigh gold, US v Canada for women's hockey gold, allergic Svindal quits Games, Rowan Cheshire up and about, and Vanessa-Mae skis today.

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Olympic links: 17 February, 2014

Eva Samkova's moustache

Gold for Lizzy Yarnold, disaster for Elise Christie, Jamaican bobsledders awaken internet, curler drops F-bomb, American speed skating suit disaster, US-Russia hockey, luge track scandal, Norwegian skiers woeful in relays, Rutherford plans Winters switch and Jacobellis falls again.

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