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Mike Rowbottom Chief Feature Writer

Mike Rowbottom, one of Britain's most talented sportswriters, covered the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics as chief feature writer for insidethegames, having covered the previous five summer Games, and four winter Games, for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian.

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Farah uses Facebook to claim he has never taken banned drugs

Farah uses Facebook to claim he has never taken banned drugs

Mo Farah, whose coach Alberto Salazar was alleged to have engaged in past doping violations involving other athletes in his group by a BBC Panorama programme aired earlier this month, has posted a statement on Facebook insisting he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs, and adding that the last weeks have been “the toughest of my life".






Varga takes European Games revenge over Alipov and Junghaenel wins Olympic place

Varga takes European Games revenge over Alipov and Junghaenel wins Olympic place

Germany’s Henri Junghaenel defeated a stellar field to earn European Games gold medal in the 50 metre rifle prone men's event here, and the second gold of the day, in the new event of the mixed team trap, went to the Slovakian pairing of Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova and world champion Erik Varga, who earned an emphatic 27-21 win over Russia’s newly crowned men’s champion Alexey Alipov and Elena Tkach.