Olympics

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Teenage Leeds swimmer heading to Rio

A 17-year-old City of Leeds swimmer has become the youngest member of Team GB’s Olympic Swimming Team for the Rio Olympics. Georgia Coates, a student at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, proved her talent throughout 2015 with a silver medal win in the 400m individual medley and a bronze medal in the 200m individual…

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Amateur boxers may not get a fair fight in Rio

Special Report by Scott Moriarty The plans to potentially allow professional boxers to compete at the Olympic Games have drawn mixed views. According to the head of the international amateur boxing association (AIBA) Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, the plan is to allow professionals who have had more than 15 paid fights to compete at the Olympics. AIBA’s…

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Safety of athletes and tourists top priority in dangerous city

Special Report by Simon Gray With Rio’s 2015 crime rating being high, the recent Zika virus outbreak is not the only potential safety issue for the games. While the build-up to the most recent Games in London was dominated by fears over terrorism and other high-level security issues, concerns ahead of Rio involve low-level crime. There are concerns over possible…

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