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Fiji's dominance of sevens is papering over the ever-widening cracks in the health of Pacific Island rugby:
It could be one of the feel-good stories of Rio 2016 -- a tiny island nation, Fiji, triumphs on the world's biggest sporting stage to win its first Olympic medal.
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Ben Ainslie has already enlisted royal help in his bid to make America's Cup history, but he also has this secret weapon:
Ben Ainslie's Landrover BAR Team is using artificial intelligence to make his state-of-the-art America's Cup yacht sail even faster.
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In '"Paradise City," where a concrete wall divides the rich and the poor, the children of the favela are finding a new way to a better life:
A rugby project in São Paulo is giving youngsters a chance to get out of poverty in their favela and aspire for Olympic sevens glory.
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This 19th-century girl was not afraid to take on the boys:
William Webb Ellis will always be known as the boy who invented rugby -- but what of the first girl to play the game, 10-year-old Emily Valentine?
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A provocative marketing campaign has sparked debate about homophobia in sports:
Queen. Fairy. Pansy. Pillow Biter. Africa's first gay rugby team, Jozi Cats, redefines these homophobic insults in a provocative marketing campaign.
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How did this Englishman end up being worshiped in a tropical paradise? http://cnn.it/1TMZLoJ
When Ben Ryan left England to take up a seemingly idyllic job in Fiji, he had no idea his rugby success would attract the attention of Hollywood movie makers.
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"They're probably the (financially) poorest group of players I've ever coached, yet they're certainly the happiest," Ben Ryan says of his Fiji team.
They're favorites to win rugby sevens gold at the Rio Olympics this month -- and Fiji head coach Ben Ryan is urging his players to show their "mystical" style.
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What can boxing teach you about problem-solving? The super-fit sailing champs on Oracle Team USA are finding out:
They are among the world's toughest athletes -- men for whom some of the most grueling training imaginable is all part of the routine.
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Be inspired by this story of love overcoming trauma -- and the best could be yet to come:
United States Women's Eagles star Jillion Potter has recovered from a broken neck and fought off cancer -- and now she is targeting a place at the Rio Olympics.
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Do you think we, as a Nation, will Ever be able to Stand up, and say "we do not support the calling for killing & Murdering innocent Police Officers"?
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It's a big couple of weeks for Russian rugby, with Olympics places on the line -- will Putin's huge sporting investment pay off?
Russia's sporting reputation may have been dragged through the mud over the past year -- but could the country's image be reinvented with an unlikely Olympic showing in Rio?
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Rugby's fastest man reveals he once had to eat dog food to survive:
Carlin Isles was hoping to win two medals at Rio 2016, but now "world rugby's fastest man" faces the dilemma of only being able to choose one.
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Will rugby sevens' Olympic debut be a golden lottery? All is up for grabs if the shock results at the London Sevens is a guide to form:
Fiji wrapped up the Sevens World Series crown without even reaching the final in London, where Scotland was the surprise victor in its first-ever title match.
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