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    Valentin eyes London gold after rivals fail retests

    Spanish weightlifter Lidia Valentin hopes to be awarded an Olympic gold medal from London 2012 after the athletes that finished above her all failed drug tests when their samples were reanalysed. Valentin, who will compete at next month's Games in Rio, finished fourth in 2012 in the Women's

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    Volleyballer Tetyukhin named Russia's flag bearer in Rio

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