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  • Rio 2016 Exclusives: Lochte looking to produce 'something special'
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  • The Unconventional Diaries: Clinton’s grand finale wraps up the Democratic show
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  • Volleyball - Brazil seek gold sweep on home court
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    Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday, July 29

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  • Reuters

    Golf - Few stars left to shine in men's field

    By Liana B. Baker SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sweden's Henrik Stenson and the United States' Bubba Watson will be vying for a gold medal in golf's return to the Olympics after 112 years, an event with less buzz than many in the sport had hoped for due to some high-profile no-shows. Watson

  • Reuters

    Handball-Inside job threatens European reign

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - European nations have long cleaned up at Olympic handball but at the Rio de Janeiro Games, their dominance may be ended by their home-grown players competing for Qatar. Since the 2012 London Olympics, the oil-rich Gulf nation has assembled a formidable roster of

  • Reuters

    Canoeists look to paddle out of doping wake

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  • Reuters

    Finger on trigger, eye on legacy at Rio

    By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Cementing legacy will be on the mind of a select group of Olympic shooters, including an American trio, when they arrive at next month's Rio de Janeiro Games with all guns blazing. Californian shotgun shooter Kim Rhode, who boasts a collection of over

  • Taekwondo - Martial art mixes it up at Rio
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    Taekwondo - Martial art mixes it up at Rio

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Taekwondo's battle for relevance at the Olympics continues at the Rio de Janeiro Games, with tournament organisers introducing coloured pants and a mixed martial arts flavour in a bid to spice up the competition. The fringe sport, which made its Olympic debut

  • Wrestling - Dominant Japan duo put women in the spotlight
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    Wrestling - Dominant Japan duo put women in the spotlight

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - With Japanese grapplers Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho on course for fourth successive gold medals in their respective classes, it is perhaps appropriate that women wrestlers will have more chance to shine on the mat at the Rio Olympics. Yoshida won gold in the 55kg

  • Rowing - 'Sure things' could highlight rowing in Rio
    Reuters

    Rowing - 'Sure things' could highlight rowing in Rio

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Elite level sport rarely produces 'sure things' but the New Zealand men's pair will hope to justify that label when the rowing gets underway at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Hamish Bond and Eric Murray are unbeaten in 66 successive races since being

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