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The Agenda: Greg Rutherford jumps to it while Tony Bellew has a Goodison goal

England boys of ’96 take turn to tell their story; England’s women footballers aim for the top; and the rowers put their backs into it for Rio 2016

The buildup to the Rio Games continues with Greg Rutherford in action at the fifth round of the Diamond League in Rome on Thursday (Eurosport 2), 7pm. The long jumper, who won gold at the London Games and went on to take the European and world titles also topped the Diamond League rankings in the event last year. The British athlete is in mighty form as he prepares for the summer Olympics, having broken the British indoor record, with a jump of 8.26m in New Mexico in February, and with his win at the Manchester GreatCity Games last week he took his fifth victory this year in an unbeaten run that stretches back to July 2015. His confidence is, rightly, high.

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