Katie Archibald to miss Paris Olympics after breaking leg in garden accident

  • Two-time Olympic champion cyclist out of Games
  • Scottish cyclist fractured a tibia and fibula in garden fall

Two-time Olympic champion Katie Archibald will miss Paris 2024 after suffering a double leg break in a freak accident.

The 30-year-old Scottish cyclist fractured a tibia and fibula and dislocated an ankle having tripped over a garden step. She also sustained substantial ligament damage during the incident on Tuesday and has since undergone surgery.

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Caeleb Dressel, Simone Manuel settle for relay spots at US Olympic swim trials

  • US swimming stars qualify for Paris but on relay teams
  • Dressel and Manuel can still qualify in individual races
  • Ledecky adds 1,500 free to 200 and 400 free victories

Coming back from long layoffs, American swimming stars Caeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel had to settle for relay spots at the Olympics on Wednesday night.

Dressel, the winner of five gold medals at the Tokyo Games, won’t get a chance to defend his 100-meter freestyle title in Paris after a third-place finish at the US trials behind Chris Guiliano and Jack Alexy.

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Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry qualify to represent Ireland at Olympics

  • Fitzpatrick and Fleetwood to play for Great Britain
  • Scheffler leads US players but DeChambeau misses out

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry are set to represent Ireland in this summer’s Olympics at former Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.

The qualifying period came to an end at the US Open at Pinehurst on Sunday, when McIlroy suffered a devastating runner-up finish to Bryson DeChambeau after holding a two-shot lead with five holes to play.

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‘I went a bit crazy’: Mo Farah on rebellion, love, ruthlessness – and being forced to live a lie

In the first of a series of interviews with remarkable Olympians, Britain’s most celebrated track athlete opens up about his relentless spirit, his disgraced ex-coach and the terrible secret he kept for 30 years

Twelve years on, it still gives you goose bumps – probably the greatest achievement in British Olympic history, accompanied by the greatest commentary. “Mo Farah gritting his teeth now, the arms have got to pump, the knees have got to come up high,” shouts Steve Cram from the commentary box, trying to make himself heard above the stadium din. He stands up, punching the air, willing Farah home. “He’s got to find something extra. He’s got to kick on. Come on Mo Farah. He’s going to get there. Mo Farah’s going to make it two golds on the run for Great Britain. Beautiful. The place erupts. He’s a double Olympic champion.”

This was, of course, London 2012. A week earlier, on 4 August, Farah had become the first Briton to win the 10,000m. Now, the refugee from Somaliland had become the first Briton to do the long-distance double – 5,000m and 10,000m. What’s more, he had done it at the same Olympics. Astonishingly, he did the same again four years later in Rio, a record equalled only by Finland’s Lasse Virén. Both Cram and Brendan Foster, who was commentating alongside him in 2012, have called Farah Britain’s greatest athlete, although for some he is a controversial figure. It’s a remarkable story. And we didn’t know the half of it back then.

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We’re in the middle of a non-stop sporting bloom – help us bring you a pitchside view

This summer is something else, a three-month run crammed with colour, drama, escapism. We’ll be there for every moment

As the gloom of June gives way to the gloom of July, August and September, it is worth taking a second to consult the schedule. Because an unusually epic summer of global sport is well under way.

This is quite a thing. From Real Madrid’s triumph in the Champions League final at Wembley this month through to the women’s cricket T20 World Cup in October, we’re in the midst of a non-stop sporting bloom.

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USA Basketball: Experience, not popularity, vital for Olympics after Clark omission

  • Indiana star left off the 12-woman roster for Paris 2024
  • Committee said it did not consider off-court factors

USA Basketball Caitlin Clark’s lack of experience was the main factor for her omission from the US women’s Olympic roster that was officially revealed on Tuesday.

The selection committee didn’t believe Clark, who broke scoring records in college before entering the WNBA among huge hype this year, had enough of high-level experience. The team includes seven players from the group that won gold in Tokyo – the seventh straight for the US.

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‘I time training around my kids’: Helen Glover seals spot at fourth Olympics

Two-time Olympic rowing champion and mother of three has been named in women’s four aged 37 – and is targeting podium

Helen Glover is targeting Olympic glory in her fourth games after being named in a revitalised Team GB squad for this summer’s showpiece in Paris.

There is realistic hope that Great Britain will consign their sub-standard showing at Tokyo 2020 to distant memory. A medal for Glover and company in the women’s four would put the team firmly on course for success and the 37-year-old, who won gold in the coxless pairs at London 2012 and Rio 2016, feels ready to push for a third.

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Katie Ledecky says faith in Olympic anti-doping system at ‘all-time low’

  • Ledecky, 27, objects to handling of Chinese swimming case
  • Seven-time Olympic gold medalist criticizes Wada protocol
  • US Olympic swimming trials scheduled to start on 15 June

Olympic champion Katie Ledecky says faith in the anti-doping system is at an “all-time low” in the wake of the way global regulators handled a case involving Chinese swimmers.

The seven-time Olympic gold medalist is looking to add to her haul this summer in Paris. In an interview with CBS News Sunday Morning that will air Sunday, Ledecky expressed concern that she and many others won’t be competing on a level playing field at what could be her fourth Olympics in France.

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