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Summary

  1. Leicester sign Poland winger Kapustka
  2. Man City spend £27m on teenager Jesus
  3. Team GB flag bearer to be announced today
  4. Olympics women's football starts today

Live Reporting

By Libby Dawes

All times stated are UK

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And on that note...

....we will bid you "boa noite". 

But you will be pleased to know the 2016 Olympics start tonight! (Sort of)

You can watchSweden vSouth Africa and Canada v Australia on the BBC website, BBC Red Button and selected connected TV's.

Until tomorrow you lot! 

On this day...

Football

In 2004 Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes announced his retirement from international football.

Paul Scholes
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Errm we are not quite sure what to say here...

Athletics

Insider info?

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport in Rio

Rio
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And so we venture forth, north east on this image under a moody but still beautiful Rio skyline.

Boxers and rugby sevens players await. 

First it'll be the women's sevens team, focus turns to their opener against Brazil. Some of the team have also posed nude for a magazine this week so we will ask them what the message was. BBC Sport Facebook live at 17:00 BST give or take.

Then it's a boxing news gathering with Nicola Adams, Joe Cordina and others. I've been warned Adams has interviews coming out of her ears as later today she may well be announced as Team GB flag bearer.

She will be working out for the cameras this afternoon. Throwing punches that is, not practising her flag carry.

Keep an eye on the BBC Sport website for the big reveal later... 

More from GB Swimming news conference...

Swimming

Aimee Lewis

BBC Sport in Rio

Team GB's swimming head coach Bill Furniss says his swimmers are more focused than the London 2012 team which disappointed in the pool.

"We are pleased with how the training camp went," he says. 

"This team has competed a lot more, they are more race-ready. For two thirds of this team it's their first Olympics. We are confident they are in good shape. Psychologically we are more resilient." 

Andy Murray is in the house...

Tennis

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport in Rio

British House
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Think you can just walk into a Team GB venue? Think again. 

That said, Andy Murray just pulled up under the radar and the doors swiftly opened. He must be here for a hit at The British School.

I'm told the food here is good and some athletes like a change from the village. Maybe he's come for some fine dining.

Whoops...

Golf

This is amazing: Just asked Matt Kuchar about Olympics. He thought it was team format. Didn't know individual stroke play. And he's playing.

'I've not seen precautions like this before'

Rowing

Rowing lake
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The GB rowing squad have batted away any suggestions that they are unhappy with the water quality at Lagoa, which has caused some concern in the build up to the Rio Olympics. 

But the team are taking a whole host of precautions, according to double Olympic champion Pete Reed.

The men's eight rower said: "This is my third Olympics and I've never seen precautions like it. It's not because it's a big threat but because it's the Olympics.

"We got to our rooms on Friday and in the bathrooms, there was soap, antibacterial soap, antiseptic soap that surgeons scrub up with, and a Dettol spray with instructions of where to put that. 

(Other antibacterial sprays are available)...

"We are all carrying antibacterial hand rub and in a lot of boats they are drinking from a special bottle, with a cap, and another cap and then putting it in a bag. Some crews aren't even taking bottles onto the water. 

"It's all precautions. I don't think any of us are scared, we are just being sensible, proactive and professional."

'Jesus can make big impact'

Football

Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain on the £27m signing of Gabriel Jesus: "We are delighted that Gabriel has chosen to join us. 

"He is one of the most exciting young prospects in world football and plays the game in a spectacular way. We look forward to him making a big impact at Manchester City in January."  

Jesus ready to 'show what I can do'

Football

Manchester City's new £27m forward Gabriel Jesus: "Manchester City is one of the best clubs in the world so I'm really pleased to sign.

"We have many great talents in the team and a fantastic manager in Pep Guardiola that I can learn so much from.

"I'm looking forward to showing the City fans what I can do and I think we'll have a great future together."

Just doing some Gabriel Jesus research and we've noticed he does the same face a lot... 

Gabriel Jesus
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Gabriel Jesus
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Gabriel Jesus
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Gabriel Jesus
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Can't wait to see more of that in the Premier League this season... 

bbc-coverageSpeaking of which.....

BBC coverage

Here are some of the best moments from the season so far... 

Question of Sport teaser answered

Cricket

A Question of Sport Teaser

We asked which four players have scored more than 500 Test runs for England at Edgbaston since 2000.

The answer? Alastair Cook, Andrew Flintoff, Kevin Pietersen and Marcus Trescothick 

It's all become a bit real now...

Gymnastics

Podium training today. Here's the competition arena :-) @TeamGB @Rio2016_en #Rio2016

Podium training today. Here's the competition arena :-) @TeamGB @Rio2016_en #Rio2016

We didn't need to know that, James...

Swimming

Aimee Lewis

BBC Sport in Rio

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"We both break wind," says a stuttering James Guy when asked whether his room-mate Adam Peaty has any annoying habits. 

Hannah Miley reveals the swimming team held a quiz night, which was apparently good for team spirit and the competitive spirit. 

Asked who won the quiz, Guy interrupts: "It was rigged, let's leave it at that." 

Five sports wait for Olympic nod

Surfing
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Five sports are waiting to hear if they have been added to the Olympics for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

Skateboarding, surfing, karate, sports climbing and baseball/softball were all recommended for inclusion last month by the International Olympic Committee, which is expected to rubber stamp that decision later on Wednesday.

Fernando Aguerre, president of the International Surfing Association, told BBC Sport: “Surfing is hugely popular in Japan and the country has hosted many national and international competitions in a number of beautiful surf spots.

“It is our objective to bring the unique style and culture of surfing to the Games and work with Tokyo 2020 and the IOC to create an amazing ‘beach party’ atmosphere providing unforgettable memories for athletes, spectators, broadcasters and fans around the world.”

Man City sign £27m Brazilian Jesus

Football

Manchester City have signed Palmeiras winger Gabriel Jesus for an initial £27m, which could rise to £31m.

The 19-year-old has signed a five-year contract but will remain with his Brazilian club - while he gets a work permit - until the end of their domestic season in December.

He is currently with the Brazil squad for the Rio Olympics.

City have beaten off competition from Barcelona, who used Neymar to try to hijack the deal.

Gabriel Jesus
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Miley happy with the Rio pools

Swimming

"Everything seems to be in top condition," says Hannah Miley of the facilities in #Rio2016 Olympic pool.

"Everything seems to be in top condition," says Hannah Miley of the facilities in #Rio2016 Olympic pool.

I made it...! (And all I got was this selfie with Djokovic...)

Hockey

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport in Rio

Sam quek
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For some getting to an Olympics is a natural process, a function of their undeniable talent. For others it's a dream and a mission. 

Sam Quek was heartbroken to not make Team GB's hockey squad in 2012, she's been open about her frustrations but now the Liverpudlian is living her dream. 

“It’s been amazing," she tells me. "A few times I've had to pinch myself, I've got all the generic pictures under the Olympic rings."  

Quek put out a 1,049-word Facebook post upon learning of her selection by email. It was packed with emotions harvested over four years.

"The email came out at 6pm, I was refreshing and refreshing I was looking down the list and couldn't see my name in the first split second," she adds. "I then saw it and shouted some expletives. The neighbours came out wondering what was going on. Then I just started crying, I’m getting shivers now talking about it. 

"That’s one hurdle done. We are here now, we have a job to do. We've had our fun and now it’s head down." 

Team GB's women play China in a friendly today, they open against Australia on Saturday evening. "Prime time", as Quek puts it.

When you're walking back from breakfast and take a cheeky selfie with @DjokerNole 👌🏼 #Legend #Rio2016

When you're walking back from breakfast and take a cheeky selfie with @DjokerNole 👌🏼 #Legend #Rio2016

Oh hi there BBC's swimming pundits!

Rio 2016

Aimee Lewis

BBC Sport in Rio

It's filling up for the GB swimming press conference and among the crowd are a few familiar faces.

James Guy and Hannah Miley are still going through security. [Begins working on that first novel...]

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Forest sign Olympiacos player on loan

Football

Forest sign Olympiacos player on loan
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Nottingham Forest have signed Switzerland midfielder Pajtim Kasami on a season-long loan from Olympiacos.

Kasami has made 67 appearances for Olympiacos since joining from Fulham in 2014 and won the Greek double in 2015.

During his three-year spell with the Cottagers in the Premier League, Kasami made 55 appearance in all competitions.

BMXer v BMXer

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Rio Rivals: The BMX word game

Errrm anyone care to fill me in on where the "nipple" is on a BMX?

He's got a pineapple on his head!

Nice to see our Alan is enjoying his summer break... 

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Team GB Swimming press conference coming up...

Aimee Lewis

BBC Sport in Rio

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All set for Hannah Miley and James Guy's press conference. About 20 or so journalists are here for the British swimmers. 

James Guy, the British 200m freestyle champion, is one of the favourites for swimming gold at this Games. The last British male to win Olympic gold was Adrian Moorhouse in 1988 so it's been quite a wait.

And it could be quite a wait before this press conference begins as a kindly-looking lady pops her head around the door to tell us that the athletes have been delayed as they're going through security. 

Giggles from the floor as everyone knows it's possible to write a novel in the time it takes to go through security. 

Neymar and Marta - the stars to inspire Brazil?

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Neymar and Marta - the stars to inspire Brazil?

Australia's troubled start in Brazil

Kitty Chiller
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Australia chef de mission Kitty Chiller decided that no Australian Team member would move into the Rio Olympic Village, saying their building was not ready

Illness and medical isolation, thefts of computer equipment and Zika-protective gear, gas and water leaks at their Rio accommodation…

The Australian Olympic team haven't exactly had an ideal build-up to the 2016 Games.

BBC Sport documents their tale of woe...

GB rowing director defends Thomas withdrawal

Graeme Thomas
AP

Packed GB rowing press conference at Lagoa, which defending Olympic champion Helen Glover describes as an "iconic venue".

GB performance director Sir David Tanner says that decision to replace men's quad rower Graeme Thomas (pictured, front), who has picked up a virus, with Jack Beaumont was a "tough" one but the "first concern was always his health" and he wanted to be fair to the other three in the boat.

Thomas has said that he didn't agree with the option to send him home but Tanner says that on reflection the Preston rower will realise it was a "sensible decision". 

Newcastle sign £5.1m Clark

Football

Newcastle United have signed Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark for £5.1m.

The 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international has signed a five-year contract with Villa's Championship rivals.

Ciaran Clark
AP

I don't think of him as a 'Man Utd legend'...

Football

Wayne Rooney is celebrating 12 years at Manchester United with a testimonial match. 

He's just a few goals short of becoming the club's record goal scorer.

But some fans believe he's let the club down over his transfer requests.

Unofficial club YouTube channel Presenter Gaz Drinkwater ruthlessly criticizes the players commitment....

OUCH

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Manchester United YouTube presenter ruthlessly criticizes Wayne Rooney

Coleman or Zola for Hull?

Football

BBC Radio 5 Live

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The BBC's David Burns gives the latest on Hull City's search for a new manager.

Back to a story we touched on earlier... 

Wales manager Chris Coleman is still in the frame to become the new Hull City manager, according BBC Radio Humberside's David Burns.

Hull had an approach to speak to Coleman about their managerial vacancy turned down by the Welsh FA.

Burns said: "I think the ball is in his court. Chris Coleman has not said anything, he could have quite easily come out at any point and said it was rubbish. Why the silence?"

When asked if there was anyone else is in the frame for the job Burns said the club were also looking at former West Ham and Watford manager Gianfranco Zola.

“I think he would be the number two choice. I am still going Coleman and Zola as the two big possibilities at the moment.”

Listen here if the option to play audio does not appear.

'All the cheese...'

Swimming

British world 200m freestyle swimming champion James Guy answers our silly questions covering, celebrity crushes, his love of cheese and how he would batter Michael Phelps at ping pong.  

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James Guy says he would batter Michael Phelps at ping pong

A lot of ground to cover...

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport in Rio

Map of Deodoro
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Rio 2016's 42 sports are spread across four venues or hubs if you will, each hub home to several stadiums or arenas.

Deodoro, a region some 20+km in land, is home to the largest number of military personnel in Latin America. Its Olympic venue - which hosts 11 sports - is of substantial size too.

I got hold of a map of it yesterday and it looks like Glastonbury for sports fans and horse lovers. 

The huge chunk of land will stage equestrian, rugby sevens, hockey, BMX and more. Team GB has medal hopes aplenty there from skeet shooter Amber Hill still in her teens at 18 to seven-time Olympian Nick Skelton, 58, in equestrian.

Those rowers are so keen to speak to the press...

Rowing

Great turn out from @GBRowingTeam at #Rio2016 lesser, so much so that Glover and Stanning have to share a seat!
Great turn out from @GBRowingTeam at #Rio2016 lesser, so much so that Glover and Stanning have to share a seat!

Great turn out from @GBRowingTeam at #Rio2016 lesser, so much so that Glover and Stanning have to share a seat!

We will bring you updates when we get them...

Chelsea sell Salah to Roma

Football

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has signed for Roma on a permanent deal. 

The 24-year-old Egypt international spent last season on loan at the Serie A club, making 34 league appearances. 

Salah signed for Chelsea from Basel in January 2014 for £11m on a five-and-a-half year deal, and made his debut a month later against Newcastle. 

After playing 13 Premier League games, he was loaned to Fiorentina at the end of the 2014-15 season and has remained in Italy since then.

Mohamed Salah
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Mohamed Salah has been playing for Roma in pre-season

"Gettt iiiiinnnnn!!"

Hockey

Sam Quek had suffered the upset of missing out on major events in the past. When she found out she'd be in Team GB's hockey squad for Rio 2016 then she understandably let all her emotion out. 

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Leicester sign Poland winger Kapustka

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Leicester City sign Poland attacking midfielder Bartosz Kapustka from Cracovia on a five-year deal.

Bartosz Kapustka

Leicester sign Poland winger Kapustka

Leicester City sign Poland winger Bartosz Kapustka for a reported £7.5m from Cracovia on a five-year deal.

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Jesus for Man City?

Football

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

(Not that one...)

Manchester City are close to completing the signing of Brazil Olympic squad member Gabriel Jesus.

City are believed to have fought off interest from Barcelona to get Jesus.

The 19-year-old forward is yet to make his senior international debut and is likely to stay with current club Palmeiras on loan while City secure a work permit.

Nigeria to arrive late for Rio 2016

Football

Flight problems mean Nigeria are expected to arrive in Brazil less than 36 hours before their opening match of the men's Olympic football tournament.

The delay has been blamed on a 'logistical mix-up' with operators of a charter aircraft.

Samson Siasia's squad are due to play Japan at 02:00 BST on Friday in Manaus.

But the squad are still in Atlanta with the charter airline refusing to leave until full payment has been made.

Read the full story here.

Is anyone actually doing any training?!?!

Athletics

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"Cluedo with the team..."

Pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw, heptathlete Katerina Johnson-Thompson, sprinter Adam Gemili and 400m runner Emily Diamond are using their spare time to not even think about athletics... Good on them!

Really want to play Cluedo now...