From Sugarloaf Mountain to Cristo Redentor

With the Olympic Games having ended, we were left with time to take a look around the tourist attractions of Rio de Janeiro. A day and a half's excursion was enough to leave us with an eye-opening experience. Here is the second of a two-part travelogue on that experience.

A sneak peek into favela life

Rio de Janeiro has many faces. It is fraught with such extremes that it's quite hard to fathom the true nature of this beautiful

'Trying to be one of the greatest'

With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games expected to be the last Games for Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprint king spoke elaborately

'100m is always the hardest one for me'

After having completed an unprecedented treble of 100m sprint titles on Sunday night, Usain Bolt entertained questions from the media.

Brazil going after gold

The only major silverware missing from Brazil's glittering cabinet is an Olympic gold. The five-time world champions came

Tennis has a new star

At 5ft 7in, Monica Puig does not look like the strongest female tennis player on the court.

If it's happening, it's in Copacabana

Copacabana is a happening place. It is probably one of the most happening places in the whole of South America.

A Neymar show; then a no-show

This was the moment everyone was waiting for. Neymar, the Brazil captain, would be walking into the mixed zone after

RIO Snippets

On Monday night at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, a Bahamian sports journalist was bragging about the tradition and

The chants that rocked the stands

Brazilians have earned quite a name for themselves with their expressions of support and disapproval during these Olympic

Neymar versus Marta? Not yet

It's needless to say that women's football cannot compete with the men's game, both in terms of public support and

A Kenyan king and a golden dive

If Usain Bolt is the king of sprint and Mo Farah is the king of long-distance running, then David Rudisha is the undisputed king of middle distance running.

Rio Snippets

Tamas Kenderski is a very good swimmer. He just won a bronze medal the other day in the 200m butterfly, behind only

A home away from home

There is Michael Phelps. There is Usain Bolt. Kohei Uchimura. Katinka Hosszu. Katie Ledecky... And then there is Yusra Mardani and Rami Anis.

Mixed bag for Bangladesh

While sprinter Shirin Akter failed to even qualify for the first round of heats, swimmer Sonia Akter did an admirable job and bettered her previous best. Elsewhere golfer Siddikur Rahman was trying to forge a comeback after having disappointed massively on the opening day.

Siddikur off to a poor start

Bangladesh had pinned all its hopes on two of its flagbearers -- golfer Siddikur Rahman and swimmer Mahfizur Rahman. While