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IOC member sharing Brazil jail cell with fellow suspect

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) member arrested in Brazil over suspected illegal ticket sales is sharing a jail cell with an executive from the sports hospitality company also implicated in the case, prison bosses said.

IOC member Patrick Hickey was arrested in Brazil earlier this week Credit: Reuters

Authorities said Patrick Hickey had been given a cell with Kevin Mallon of hospitality firm THG Sports.

The men have been given the same treatment as other inmates at the maximum-security Bangu complex, officials added - including a standard haircut and prison fare.


Russia ordered to return Beijing Olympic medals

Evgeniya Polyakova of Russia (L) and her teammates Yuliya Chermoshanskaya (C), Aleksandra Fedoriva (R) and Yulia Gushchina in Beijing. Credit: Reuters

Russia has been ordered to return their gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics 4x100m women's relay, after Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for a banned substance in a reanalysis of her sample.

The International Olympic Committee disqualified her for testing positive for steroid use.


Jason Kenny brings home gold in men's sprint final

Team GB cyclist Jason Kenny has scooped a gold medal in the men's sprint final.

Jason Kenny took gold in the men's sprint final Credit: PA

It's the fifth Olympic gold for Kenny, while teammate Callum Skinner took the silver medal.

His win marks the fourth gold medal for Team GB on Sunday alone, with two historic wins in the gymnastics and another top placing in the golf.

With 14 golds and 16 silvers so far, Great Britain is now in second place in the medals table overall behind the US, after overtaking China.

Max Whitlock wins gold in men's floor gymnastics

British gymnast Max Whitlock has won the gold in the men's gymnastics floor exercise at Rio - making history by winning the first medal of any colour for British gymnasts on the floor.

Gold medal-winner Max Whitlock in action during the floor exercise Credit: PA

It's the second medal for the 23-year-old athlete from Hemel Hempstead, who - as 2015 world pommel horse champion - was expected to shine at the pommel horse event, which has yet to begin.

Earlier this week, he became Team GB's first all-round men's gymnastics medallist in 108 years, taking a bronze medal on the individual all-around.

Brazil's Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano came in second and third places in the floor exercise respectively.

Team captain Kristian Thomas came in seventh.

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