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After worries about Zika, controversy concerning the involvement of Russian competitors and worry over whether the facilities would be ready in time, the Rio Olympics has finally got underway. Usain Bolt is aiming to make history by winning three gold medals at his third Olympics on the trot, while Team GB has set itself a target of winning 48 medals at the Games. And, Andy Murray has been picked to be Britain’s flag bearer in Saturday’s opening ceremony







It’s been a tough week for Donald Trump. The presidential hopeful got into a public spat with the parents of a dead US Muslim soldier, kicked a crying baby out of one of his rallies and found himself the subject of the mocking hashtags, #TrumpTheMovie and #trumpolympics. Our favourites included ‘Tiny Handball’, Synchronised Speaking’ (in reference to his wife’s conference speech) and…







Going up

  1. Lottery luck: After a successful operation to remove a cancerous tumour, Sonia Davies told her daughter to buy a EuroMillions ticket – the family are now £61.1m richer.
  2. Boobs: Women around the world, like these mums in Colombia, are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week
  3. 90s nostalgia – Families descended on Camp Bestival last week, with parents getting the chance to sing-a-long to ‘Lager, lager, lager’ as Underworld brought proceedings to a close.

Going down

  1. Pokemon problems: The makers of Pokemon Go are facing legal action over accusations the game is encouraging trespassing.
  2. Ozzy Osborne: The Brummie rocker is a sex addict, news which doesn’t paint a particularly nice mental picture. Sorry. 
  3. Bowie bores: In the week that Bowie’s Black Star was nominated for the Mercury Prize, professional pseud Paul Morley had his rush-released book on the late music legend ripped to shreds in entertaining style at the Spectator