From December 2014

Olympic links: 19 December, 2014

Ben Ainslie in newspaper

Lindsey Vonn may have raced in her last slalom, French wrestler banned for missed tests, banned boxer vows to reach Rio, inside the mind of Wiggins (on Armstrong among other topics), teenage golf prodigy goes pro, Beijing using top winter sports events to bolster 2022 bid, figure skating greats in Vegas.

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Olympic links: 18 December, 2014

Chrissie Wellington's medical certificate

Tyson Gay's coach gets eight-year doping ban, Bolt blasts thought of dropping 200m from Games, women ready for four-man bob World Cup debut, UCI mulls mixed events at Olympics, boxer gets one-year ban for refusing medal, Kauto Star performs dressage in London, and Qatar's fake sports fans.

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Olympic links: 17 December, 2014

GB wheelchair curlers

US confirms it'll bid for 2024 Games but hasn't chosen city yet, Wada launches commission on new drugs allegations, Richard Faulds retires from shooting, drug-resistant 'super-bacteria' in Rio water, Sarah Storey will attempt women's hour record, Contador 'could have died' during Tour.

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Olympic links: 16 December, 2014

Britain's U20 ice hockey players

Rome bidding for 2024 Games (archery in the Vatican?) while US cities make presentations today, Rio track and field schedule out, Team Wiggins details revealed, IAAF spokesman attacks media over 'suspicious' blood values, switching nationalities in judo, Kosovo's joy at IOC recognition.

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Olympic links: 15 December, 2014

US bobsleigh team

Pavey third as Hamilton wins SPOTY, gymnast Fragapane is young SPOTY, De Vos wins FEI election, Hanyu takes Grand Prix figure skating title, Yarnold wins on World Cup return, corruption in Brazil volleyball, disgraced NFL star considers athletics, Rio mascots named, Albania disputes 'annoying' drugs tests.

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Olympic links: 11 December, 2014

Jake Dalton

IOC could drop Olympic events involving Farah and Bolt, GB sailors mugged at knifepoint in Rio, Astana gets World Tour licence despite doping incidents, Telegraph confirms top Brit is on doping list, US could choose 2024 bid city next week, Lizzy Yarnold has first crash of her career.

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Olympic links: 10 December, 2014

Horse passport

Top GB athlete implicated in latest doping revelations, Kosovo gets IOC green light, Agenda 2020 analysis, Masters champion wants Olympic golf for amateurs, Dujardin is Action Woman of Year, Tokyo 2020 may move 14 sports' venues, Team Sky learn to sing Welsh anthem for Thomas.

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Links special: a day of change for the Olympic Games

Frankie Jones at SPOTY Wales

Full coverage of the 40 Olympic reforms passed by the IOC on Monday. In other news: Geraint Thomas is Welsh Sports Personality, IAAF president's son wanted $5m from Doha, athletics Euros made hefty loss, EuroBasket draw, Aymar retires from hockey (again), the records Phelps could still break in Rio.

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Olympic links: 8 December, 2014

Lindsey Vonntage

Vonn wins on comeback, Russia may sue over drugs claims, big week for Agenda 2020, 2018 sliding venue may move, Aussies need to 'get over' late Rio swim finals, 2024 bid timeline out, French eventer claims horse sabotaged, England men off to Champions Trophy flyer, US has teen luge sensation.

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