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Jack Laugher adds springboard diving silver to his synchronised gold

Diving - Men's 3m Springboard Final

Jack Laugher has gained GB’s 50th medal of the Rio Olympics after securing silver in the men’s 3m springboard. Having collected GB’s first-ever diving gold in the synchronised 3m springboard in company with Chris Mears, Laugher again produced his best form when it mattered to finish second behind China’s outstanding Cao Yuan.

Usain Bolt cruises into 200m semi-finals with comfortable victory in heats

Athletics - Men's 200m Round 1

These Olympics will be remembered for any amount of athletic excellence but there are days when the acreage of empty seats in Rio’s showpiece stadium feels doubly depressing. If there is one man who should be guaranteed to attract a crowd it is Usain Bolt, the fastest and most marketable athlete on the planet. For him to run in front of a sea of vacant blue plastic really does damage the Games’ image.

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The London Paralympics

Everyone seems to be talking about them; all the papers are full of the stories of these Olympians we've never heard of before. Is this just because it's going on in London? What’s happening?

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