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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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  1. 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! 

  2. On this day...

    Football

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

    Paul Scholes
  3. Insider info?

    Luke Reddy

    BBC Sport in Rio

    Rio

    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... 

  4. 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." 

  5. Andy Murray is in the house...

    Tennis

    Luke Reddy

    BBC Sport in Rio

    British House

    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.

  6. Whoops...

    Golf

  7. 'I've not seen precautions like this before'

    Rowing

    Rowing lake

    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."

  8. '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."  

  9. 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
    Gabriel Jesus
    Gabriel Jesus
    Gabriel Jesus

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

  10. Speaking of which.....

    BBC coverage

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

    Video content

    Video caption: A look back at some great moments from the last series of the show
  11. 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 

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

    Gymnastics

  13. 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." 

  14. Five sports wait for Olympic nod

    Surfing

    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.”

  15. 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
  16. Miley happy with the Rio pools

    Swimming

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

    Hockey

    Luke Reddy

    BBC Sport in Rio

    Sam quek

    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.

  18. 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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  19. Forest sign Olympiacos player on loan

    Football

    Forest sign Olympiacos player on loan

    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.