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Usain Bolt to defend Olympic titles in Rio

Usain Bolt
After his stellar runs at London 2012, Usain Bolt had hinted at competing in the long jump. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has vowed to build on his "living legend" with another defence of his Olympic titles at Rio 2016.

After toying with switching disciplines, the world's fastest man said he has decided to focus solely on winning the 100m and 200m golds in Brazil.

"Rio is about going and defending my titles," Bolt said during a trip to New Zealand. "I don't want to try any different events at Rio, because at Rio I will just defend my titles to show the world that there is a possibility that I can do it again. To do the three-peat, that is the focus."

Torch ends the night in Leicester despite security breach

The Olympic Flame has arrived safely in Leicester despite an earlier scare, when two boys managed to get their hands on it in Coventry.

Police are warning people against entering the "security bubble" around the torch, for their safety and also for that of the torchbearers.

Phil Fuller lights the Cauldron
Phil Fuller lights the Cauldron at the end of Day 45 of the Torch Relay in Leicester Credit: Ben Birchall/LOCOG/PA Wire

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London's Olympic 'Mile of Style'

Regent Street in London fly flags from around the globe as it welcomes the world to celebrate the London 2012 games.
Regent Street in London fly flags from around the globe as it welcomes the world to celebrate the London 2012 games. Credit: John Phillips/PA Wire

Flags from all the countries participating in London 2012 Olympic games have been raised on Regent Street today. Branded the 'Mile of Style', the popular street and surrounding area are displaying the brightly coloured national flags to celebrate the sporting spectacular.

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