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Rio 2016: Yorkshire maintains vital role in midst of golden era for Team GB

If Yorkshire was a country it would have finished 17th on the medals table at the Rio Olympics – above Canada, New Zealand and South Africa among other sports-mad nations.

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Burnley's Sophie Hitchon celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the women's hammer throw final.

Rio 2016: Former ballet dancer Sophie Hitchon wins Olympic hammer medal

Sophie Hitchon hailed an historic Olympic hammer medal for Great Britain after breaking her own national record with the very last throw of the competition to land bronze in Rio.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100m final in Rio. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Rio 2016: Usain Bolt races into history to deny Justin Gatlin once again

Usain Bolt declared himself on course for sporting immortality after completing the first part of his Olympic ‘triple triple’ bid by defeating Justin Gatlin to win a third straight 100 metres gold in Rio.

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Luke Cutts

Rio 2016: No regrets for Cutts as he turns thoughts to London

Luke Cutts’s Olympic debut ended before it ever really started on Saturday night but the Barnsley pole vaulter vowed to return stronger from his experiences in Rio.

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Ed Clancy celebrates crossing the line as the Great Britain team win gold in the Men's Team Pursuit First Final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Nick Westby: Welcome reminder of how much we will miss our ‘golden generation’

We will miss them when they are gone.

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Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill in Rio on Saturday night. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Rio 2016: Silver lining as Jess Ennis-Hill hints at fond farewell

Jessica Ennis-Hill looks set to retire from athletics in the wake of her heptathlon silver medal at the Rio Olympics after admitting she wants to leave the sport on a high.

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Golden moment: Britains Mo Farah survived a mid-race fall to win the 10,000m in Rio, and will return on Wednesday as he chases gold in the 5,000m.

Rio 2016: Toughest test still to come in Mo Farah’s double bid

Mo Farah is braced for one of the toughest races of his life over 5,000 metres in Rio as he bids to emulate Lasse Viren and complete the Olympic long-distance ‘double double’.

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Silver in Rio for Sheffield super mum Jessica Ennis Hill

360 PHOTO: Super mum Jessica Ennis-Hill is still our golden girl after silver in Rio

Super mum Jessica Ennis-Hill is still our golden girl despite silver in the heptathlon at the Rio Olympics, writes Graham Walker.
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Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates after claiming silver.

Emotional Jessica Ennis-Hill considers her heptathlon future after Rio 2016 silver

YORKSHIRE’S own Jessica Ennis-Hill admitted she faced a tough decision over her future after claiming heptathlon silver at the Rio Olympics.

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Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates after winning silver

Silver lining as tearful Sheffield star Jessica Ennis-Hill ponders future

A tearful Jessica Ennis-Hill admitted she faced a tough decision over her future after claiming heptathlon silver at the Rio Olympics.

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Jessica Ennis Hill.

Rio 2016: Ennis-Hill leads way on Day One in battle for hepathlon gold

Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s hopes of taking team-mate Jessica Ennis-Hill’s Olympic heptathlon title in Rio were dealt a hammer blow by a woeful shot put performance.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Ennis-Hill can strike gold in Rio, says Kelly Holmes

Olympic legend Dame Kelly Holmes is tipping Sheffield's own golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill to retain her heptathlon crown in Rio this weekend.

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Great Britain's Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner with their gold medals following the men's team sprint cycling final

Olympics overnight (Friday): Kenny strikes fourth Games gold

Great Britain won four more medals, including one gold, on day six of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Sheffields Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates winning the gold medal in the womens heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing last year (Picture: Adam Davy/PA).

Rio 2016: Jessica Ennis-Hill aims to be in elite company back on gold trail

SHEFFIELD’S Jessica Ennis-Hill says it would be “incredible” to be part of a repeat of ‘Super Saturday’ at the Rio Olympics.

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Toni Minichiello and Jessica Ennis-Hill

Rio 2016: Jessica Ennis-Hill to be judged by a new standard – Toni Minichiello

Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach Toni Minichiello believes it is unfair to judge the heptathlete by her London 2012 prime and has challenged her to hit ‘PP PBs’: post-pregnancy personal bests, in the Rio Olympics.

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Jessica Ennis

VOTE: Which Yorkshire athletes will medal at Rio 2016?

The Rio Olympics formally gets underway tonight as the hundreds of athletes parade around the Maracana for the opening ceremony.

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Michael Phelps is back for a fifth Olympic Games

Rio 2016: What to expect from Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and other leading lights in Brazil...

In time they will go down as two of the greatest Olympians of all time – one, the biggest showmen sport has known, the other, the most decorated of them all.

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Rabah Yousif, left, joins Delano Williams, Jarryd Dunn and Martyn Rooney in celebrating bronze after finishing third in the Men's 4x400m relay final during day nine of the IAAF World Championships at the Beijing National Stadium, China. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Rio 2016: Sudan convert Rabah Yousif proud of Middlesbrough support in Team GB transition

RABAH YOUSIF quite rightly describes his forthcoming appearance for Team GB at the Rio Olympics as scarcely believable.

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Laura Weightman

Rio 2016: Laura Weightman stays on an even footing in search of 1,500m final spot

LEEDS-based 1,500m star Laura Weightman says an ‘even’ year can only mean good things in readiness for her second Olympics.

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Kadeena Cox, of Leeds, will compete in both athletics and cycling in the Paralympic Games in Rio (Picture: James Hardisty).

Paralympics: Kadeena Cox looking to add Rio gold medal to her world title

LEEDS sportswoman Kadeena Cox has been handed the chance to chase medals in both cycling and athletics at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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