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Rio Olympics Sailing

from The Independent

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark's long wait for dinghy sailing gold ends

Great Britain’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have finally clinched gold in the women’s 470 sailing class. The pair, who only needed to cross the finish line to guarantee gold, were forced to wait for their coronation after the final regatta was postponed on Wednesday due to a lack of wind. Mills and Clark’s gold is Team GB’s 21st of the Rio Olympic Games and follows Giles Scott’s triumph in the Finn sailing class. More to follow...

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from BBC Sport

Rio Olympics 2016: Giles Scott leads after four races in the Finn class

Great Britain's Giles Scott moved into the overall lead in the men's Finn sailing event at the Rio Olympics.

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from BBC Sport

Rio Olympics 2016: Giles Scott wins GB's fifth successive Finn title

Giles Scott sealed gold in sailing's Finn class to give Great Britain their fifth successive Olympic title in the event. The Weymouth-based 29-year-old succeeds Sir Ben Ainslie, who won three previous titles, and emulates Iain Percy in 2000.

from thetimes.co.uk

Our glorious golden Games

Clockwise from top left: Adam Peaty (swimming), Andy Murray (tennis), Laura Trott and Jason Kenny (cycling), Giles Scott (sailing), Nick Skelton (showjumping), Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee (triathlon), and Jade Jones (taekwondo)

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from BBC Sport

Ben Ainslie: Four-time gold medal winner retires from Olympic sailing

British sailor Ben Ainslie will not bid for a fifth Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games and will instead focus on his Americas Cup campaign.

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from Mail Online

Oil in Rio Olympic sailing venue turns white boats to brown

Oil turns white boats to brown in Rio Olympic sailing venue | Daily Mail Online

from the Guardian

Funding problems hit plan to clean Rio's polluted waterways ahead of Olympics

from Mail Online

Rio Olympics 2016 in 50 pictures

Italians Pietro Zucchetti and Ruggero Tita use the full length of their bodies to steer their boat in the 49er sailing event