Watching a game on tenterhooks to see if the manager picks his nose.
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The opening ceremony will attract attention but the rocky start to these Games shows the problems created by keeping them separate.
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For lessons on how to run the economy, we should look to the Premier League, not Team GB.
Alex Reynolds, a retired, Guardian-reading Englishman with a hatred for mixed martial arts, began training US cage fighters.
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I turn on the TV and I’m back in a changing room that smelled like pencils and terror.
No matter how inspired future generations feel by our Olympians’ success, they will not be able to emulate it while good and affordable sports facilities remain so elusive.
The long jumper had help from a former Coney Island strongman in overcoming his addiction problems to make it to the Rio Olympics.
No country has ever left the EU before, so there's no map for where we're going.
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