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Barbie have created a Dame Valerie Adams doll to honour her successes

Valerie spoke to the Herald about the process of getting the Barbie created...

"I'm six foot four [1.9m], I'm a big Pacific Island woman. Never in my mind would I have thought something like this would be possible," she said.

"To have them choose me was surprising but also very exciting it's an amazing campaign and I'm really honoured to be a part of it."

"They got all the details right," Valerie continued.

Iranian Olympic champion auctions gold medal for victims

Kianoush Rostami, 26, announced the news on his Instagram page.

More than 400 people were killed and close to 8,000 injured in the quake.

The western Kermanshah province is the worst-affected area, with hundreds of homes destroyed and some residents sleeping outdoors in the cold.

Mr Rostami, himself from Kermanshah, said he was "taking a step, however small" to help those devastated by the tremor.

Australian swim great accuses brother of assault

Hackett, who has struggled with drug and alcohol problems away from the pool, was detained by Gold Coast police after suffering a "breakdown" at his parents' home, his father told local media.

The swimmer's brother Craig later told reporters that Hackett was a "danger to himself and to the community" and that his family was unable to help him alone.

On Thursday, Hackett posted a photo of himself on Instagram showing bruising around his eye and cuts on his face.

Olympic champion 'relieved' after US travel clarification

Somali nationals are among those banned from travelling to the US under the executive order issued on Friday.

That had applied to Farah, who was born in Somalia, until the announcement by the UK Foreign Office late on Sunday.

Farah, 33, called Trump's policy "divisive and discriminatory".

Trump's executive order halted the entire US refugee programme and also instituted a 90-day travel ban for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Simone Biles sounds off on Dancing With the Stars rumors

While Dancing With the Stars has been interested in having Simone Biles as one of its season 23 contestants, the Olympic champion is setting the record straight, saying her busy schedule could prevent her from joining the ABC reality competition.