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2015-07-14

Aruba, Germany and Spain earn places in Olympic debut of Nacra 17 at Rio 2016 Games

Three nations join 10 already qualified for the mixed gender catamaran competition

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The mixed-gender Nacra 17 sailing class will make its Olympic debut in Rio  (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
The mixed-gender Nacra 17 sailing class will make its Olympic debut in Rio (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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2015-07-14

Chile and Mexico qualify for Rio 2016 triathlon events via Pan-American Games

Barbara Riveros and Crisanto Grajales take gold medals in Toronto and earn their nations Olympic slots

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Crisanto Grajales crosses the line to win a gold medal and a place in Rio for Mexico  (Photo: Getty Images/Al Bello)
Crisanto Grajales crosses the line to win a gold medal and a place in Rio for Mexico (Photo: Getty Images/Al Bello)

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2015-07-13

Fiji win penalty shoot-out to qualify for men’s football tournament at Rio 2016 Games

Fijians beat Vanuatu in Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament, but New Zealand to appeal decision that ruled them out of final

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Fiji celebrate their historic night in Port Moresby   (Photo: FIFA)
Fiji celebrate their historic night in Port Moresby (Photo: FIFA)

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2015-07-13

France qualify for men’s rugby sevens tournament at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Frenchmen become eighth team to confirm their place in Brazil by winning European Grand Prix series

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France celebrate victory over England and a place at the first Olympic rugby sevens tournament  (Photo: World Rugby)
France celebrate victory over England and a place at the first Olympic rugby sevens tournament (Photo: World Rugby)

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2015-07-10

Stefano Peschiera earns Peru historic Olympic sailing slot at Rio 2016 Games

Nine nations win places at next year’s Olympic Games via laser world championships in Canada

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Stefano Peschiera earned Peru its first ever Olympic sailing place through qualification  (Photo: Facebook)
Stefano Peschiera earned Peru its first ever Olympic sailing place through qualification (Photo: Facebook)

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2015-07-08

Athletes go into battle for Rio 2016 places at Pan-American Games

Continental event in Toronto will offer competitors in some sports the chance to qualify for Olympic Games

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Medallists at the Toronto 2015 Pan-American Games could also win places at Rio 2016  (Photo: Toronto 2015)
Medallists at the Toronto 2015 Pan-American Games could also win places at Rio 2016 (Photo: Toronto 2015)

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2015-07-07

Germany, Brazil, Ukraine and Russia win modern pentathlon places at Rio 2016

Top performers at world championships in Berlin earned slots at first Olympic Games in South America

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Chen Qian (left), Lena Schoneborn (centre) and Yane Marques (right) on the podium in Berlin  (Photo: UIPM)
Chen Qian (left), Lena Schoneborn (centre) and Yane Marques (right) on the podium in Berlin (Photo: UIPM)

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2015-07-06

Five more hockey teams confirm their places at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Australia, Belgium, Great Britain and Netherlands latest to qualify teams for first Games in South America

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Australia's Chris Ciriello (in yellow) takes on Great Britain duo Nick Catlin (centre) and Henry Weir (right)  (Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Australia's Chris Ciriello (in yellow) takes on Great Britain duo Nick Catlin (centre) and Henry Weir (right) (Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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2015-07-06

Brazil wins second beach volleyball slots at Rio 2016 Games after dominating world championships

Gold in men's and women's tournaments in the Netherlands ensure host nation has maximum quota for Olympic Games

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Agatha Bednarczuk (left) and Barbara Seixas celebrate victory in The Hague  (Photo: Brazilian Volleyball Confederation)
Agatha Bednarczuk (left) and Barbara Seixas celebrate victory in The Hague (Photo: Brazilian Volleyball Confederation)

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2015-07-02

Australia, Belgium and Great Britain qualify for Rio 2016 men’s hockey tournament

With India reaching semi-finals of World League event in Belgium, the other three sides are confirmed for Olympic Games

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Australia will compete in the men's hockey tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games  (Photo: Getty Images/Paul Gilham)
Australia will compete in the men's hockey tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo: Getty Images/Paul Gilham)

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