Olympics 2016

Britain's oldest Olympian celebrates his 100th birthday

A whisky every evening is the key to a long life, according to Britain's oldest living Olympian who is celebrating his 100th birthday.

The campaign, by Wooden Spoons, has begun.

Sunderland rugby player becomes face of national campaign for Wooden Spoon

Today, with just under two weeks to the Paralympics, Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, launches its wheelchair rugby campaign – Supporting Tomorrow’s Superstars.

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Victorious Team GB carried home on golden-nosed aircraft - complete with 77 extra bottles of champage

Team GB are set to receive a heroes' welcome when they touch down in the UK following their best Olympics in more than a century.
Max Whitlock. Picture: Press Association.

Gold medallist Max Whitlock presented with gold Nissan LEAF

Gymnastics sensation Max Whitlock has become one of the first Team GB athletes to be presented with an all-gold Nissan LEAF following his medal triumph at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games yesterday.
Staff at EDF International at Doxford Park who have been involved in the Supercharge ParalympicsGB campaign.

EDF workers raise £1,000 for Team GB Paralympians ahead of Rio games

Employees at a contact centre on Wearside are helping Team GB Paralympians as they prepare to go for gold in Rio.

Pat McCormack hammers a punch to the head of Yasniel Toledo

Olympics: Wearside boxer Pat McCormack beaten in Rio by split decision

Pat McCormack’s Olympic dream is over after suffering an agonising points defeat to Yasniel Toledo.

Olympic Marathon runner Alyson Dixon

Olympic Marathon runner Alyson Dixon is ‘doing it for Sunderland’

Aly Dixon will have Sunderland in her heart when she pounds the streets of Rio tomorrow – all 26 miles, 385 yards of it, writes Roy Kelly.

Pat McCormack celebrates winning last night

Glorious victory in Rio, but Pat McCormack faces a massive challenge against Cuban star next

Pat McCormack produced one of the displays of the Olympics by a British boxer – now he must do it again on Sunday.

Olympic boxer Josh Kelly

Olympics: Josh Kelly goes out at Rio to No2 seed Daniyar Yeleussinov

Josh Kelly’s debut Olympic Games are over after losing to number two seed, Daniyar Yeleussinov.

Pat McCormack

Olympics: Pat McCormack on his way in Rio with win over Ablaikhan Zhussupov

Pat McCormack is on his way in Rio after a brilliant Olympic debut.

Josh Kelly's arm is held aloft after his win over Walid Mohamed

Olympics: Sunderland boxer Josh Kelly to up his game to face No 2 seed in Rio

Josh Kelly says he must step up his form if he is to extend his stay at the Olympics.

Wearside boxers Josh Kelly (right) and Pat McCormack (left)

Olympics: Sunderland boxer Josh Kelly reaches last 16 in Rio after brilliant win

Josh Kelly produced a boxing masterclass on his Olympic debut to reach the last 16 in Rio.

Katy Mclean

Olympics: Katy Mclean to play for bronze medal after rugby sevens heartache

Katy Mclean will tonight be playing to bring a bronze medal back to the North-East after Rio heartbreak.

Adam Peaty. Picture: Press Association.

Adam Peaty success could inspire new generation of swimmers says Sunderland athlete

British swimming could be set for a new wave in participation numbers following the success of Olympic stars Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin, claims a Sunderland athlete.

Great Britain's Emily Scarratt, looks on after scoring a try during the  rugby sevens match against Canada

Rio Olympics: Katy Mclean stars as Team GB reach rugby sevens semi-final

Katy Mclean is on course for an Olympic medal after inspiring Great Britain into the semi-finals of the Olympic rugby sevens event.

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Boxers Pat McCormack, left, and Josh Kelly.

Wearside Olympians: Who’s competing in Rio and when can I see them on TV?

Five of Wearside’s top sporting talents are hoping to do their region proud as they ready themselves for three of the biggest weeks of their lives.

Pat McCormack (left) and Josh Kelly. Picture by RUI VIEIRA/PA Wire

Olympic boxers Josh Kelly and Pat McCormack handed hard draws in Rio

If Wearside’s Olympic boxers are to bring medals back from Rio, they are going to have to do it the hard way.

PC Danny McFarlane, left, with Chief Constable Steve Ashman.

Wearside police officer set for knockout summer as he prepares for Olympics

A Wearside police officer is ready for a knockout summer as he prepares to set off for the Olympics.

Kat Driscoll. Picture by FRANK REID

Olympic Games: Wearside’s Kat Driscoll’s “special feeling” at being off to Rio

Kat Driscoll is celebrating reaching her second Olympic Games.

Aly Dixon

Alyson Dixon pleased with European Championships effort in build up to Rio Olympics

Alyson Dixon showed that her marathon preparations for the Rio Olympics are going well with an impressive performance in the European Championships Half Marathon Cup in Amsterdam yesterday.

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