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Olympics: Rio beefs up security ahead of 2016

Rio de Janeiro will employ more than twice the number of security personnel for the 2016 Olympics than London used in 2012 but authorities are not planning to occupy the city's notorious favelas, the games' organizers said on Thursday.

AFL: Abbott calls for respect for Goodes

AFL: Abbott calls for respect for Goodes

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on Australian Rules fans to show "respect and civility" to Adam Goodes as support for the Aboriginal footballer continued to build on Friday.

Adaptive sports: Rowing gets pupils into mainstream

Adaptive sports: Rowing gets pupils into mainstream

About 50 Dunedin secondary school pupils with disabilities wrapped up the rowing segment of this year's adaptive sport programme yesterday.

From afar: Study results yield plenty to chew over and act on

The findings of a study into the long-term physical and psychological health effects of playing elite rugby, community rugby and non-contact sports has not produced the concrete evidence desired regarding concussion, but there are some other interesting results that are worth exploring.

NFL: Brady destroyed phone, suspension upheld

NFL: Brady destroyed phone, suspension upheld

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday upheld a four-game suspension of Tom Brady for his role in deflating footballs used in the game that put the New England Patriots in the 2015 Super Bowl, saying for the first time that the star quarterback had his phone destroyed to keep it out of hands of investigators.

Official to resign over Japanese stadium

Official to resign over Japanese stadium

The official tasked with overseeing construction of Japan's new National Stadium, the centrepiece of the 2020 Summer Olympics, is set to resign after plans for the arena were scrapped amid an outcry over soaring costs.

Pan Am Games: Athletes leave lasting impression

Pan Am Games: Athletes leave lasting impression

There was no shortage of awe-inspiring moments at the 2015 Pan American Games as standout athletes left a lasting impression with performances that may lead to greater success on the Olympic stage.

Mixed martial arts: Team's 'incredible' Fight Week trip

Mixed martial arts: Team's 'incredible' Fight Week trip

For anyone involved in mixed martial arts, attending the Ultimate Fighting Championship's International Fight Week in Las Vegas is a big deal.

BMX: Sarah Walker happy to be back

BMX: Sarah Walker happy to be back

Sarah Walker quips that her biggest goal about this week's world BMX championships is to "stay on my bike".

Mixed martial arts: Such a nice chap to be taken out by

Mixed martial arts: Such a nice chap to be taken out by

For a bloke whose sport of choice involves grappling with an opponent and forcing them to submit, Jonas Grace sure is nice.

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