From July 2014

Olympic links: 24 July, 2014

Sri Lanka cyclists on motorway

Glasgow 2014: Games begin, Houvenaghel retires, Pearson drops 100m, Daley not quitting, St Helena's marathon journey over and Sri Lankans' motorway gaffe. Plus Olympic gold in auction, Contador out of Vuelta and Brazil official outlines hosts' Rio medal target.

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Guest post: England’s weightlifting beauty queen

Sarah Davies competing

By Mike Dale: Sarah Davies, a part-time PE teacher whose CV also includes weightlifting and beauty pageants, is someone you're bound to hear about over the course of the ensuing 11 days. Here's an insight into her story and her approach to beauty, body image and stereotypes.

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Olympic links: 23 July, 2014

Glasgow 2014 mascot inside BBC studio

Glasgow 2014: Chambers out, Fred Evans barred, Wiggins upset by not-very-Hoy Hoy velodrome, more Aussie ire, and why Nauru is the strongest CWG nation. Plus Gatlin making folk give up on athletics, Bolt unimpressed by reduced Gay doping ban, and is the final nail in GB water polo's coffin?

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Olympic links: 22 July, 2014

Anna Meares and co

Glasgow 2014: Johnson-Thompson out, Wiggins in team pursuit only, Burton is Scottish flagbearer, Aussies annoyed by media, full day-by-day Games guide - plus Bolt's Copacabana date, Daley in Siberian emergency landing, Pyeongchang 2018 boss quits, and Olympic champion who met the electric chair.

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Olympic links: 21 July, 2014

Hockey players pick strawberries

Tons of Commonwealths Games build-up - badminton, boxing, Armitstead, Wiggins, lawn bowls abduction, rugby sevens meets ballet, downbeat Aussies, norovirus toilet blame - plus Gatlin on fire, no doping furore for Nibali, challenger for FEI top job, sailor's MH17 escape and horse disco therapy.

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Olympic links: 18 July, 2014

Alan Campbell

Team Sky sack cyclist after doping ban, more vomit in the Glasgow village, MPs query basketball funding cut, one missing Cameroon wrestler turns up, slalom champion finds new partner, shooting talent ID scheme launched, and Air Canada rules threaten triathlon bike chaos.

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Olympic links: 17 July, 2014

Beijing marathon in 2012

Vomiting bug in Glasgow athletes' village, but Farah Commonwealth panic may be over, Andrew Talansky's valiant Tour slog, Welsh 800m runner in doping suspension, biathletes get two-year bans, Gabby Douglas leaves coach (again) and no peeing during the Beijing marathon.

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Olympic links: 16 July, 2014

Alice Coachman

Helen Jenkins quits Commonwealths, nations ask for new Olympics bidding process, Powell third on 100m return, doping life bans 'not sustainable in law', Cancellara out of Tour, commuting by canoe, fencing Worlds begin, BBC strike on Glasgow 2014 opening day, and Lesotho loves Wrexham.

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Olympic links: 15 July, 2014

Brian Joubert

Contador out of Tour, Powell and Simpson bans reduced, questions over Farah's health, top Glasgow tickets still going, Luol Deng moves on again, Wiggins to stay with Sky, golf Olympic rankings begin, UK Sport's lottery cash falls, French skater heads for Russia, and Cool Runnings coach dies.

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