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Rio 2016: Up to 31 athletes could be banned after Beijing retests

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The Rio Games begin on 5 August and run until 21 August





Up to 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing at the Rio Games, Olympic chiefs have said.

The announcement comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) retested 454 selected doping samples from the 2008 Games in Beijing.

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Amir Khan can beat Saul Alvarez, says Lennox Lewis

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Amir Khan meets Saul Alvarez for the WBC middleweight title

 

British boxing legend Lennox Lewis says Amir Khan can upset the odds and beat Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez on Saturday, if he sticks to his game-plan.

Khan, 29, has jumped two weight divisions to challenge his Mexican rival for the WBC middleweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Conor McGregor: UFC star has 'decided to retire young'

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McGregor suffered his first UFC defeat, by Nate Diaz, last month



Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has fuelled speculation he is about to retire from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Irishman, 27, sent a tweet in which he said: "I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya's later."

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