2016 Rio Olympic Games | The Daily Star
  • Phelps frustrated by Rio doping fears

    US swimming legend Michael Phelps has spoken of his frustration at the possibility rivals were using drugs at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Bolt calls Man Utd talk show

    Usain Bolt showed his love for Manchester United when the sprint star made a surprise phone call to the Premier League club's in-house television channel on Saturday.

  • Bolt to focus on 100m

    Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt plans to concentrate on the 100 metres in the 2017 season which will bring the curtain down on a glorious career in which he has captured nine Olympic gold medals.

  • Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

    Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps towered over the 2016 Rio Games, capping an era of sustained excellence that promises to reverberate through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond.

  • Strike possible as US women fight for equality

    Members of the reigning Women's World Cup champion United States national team vow to push their case for equal pay to the US men's team as far as it takes.

  • Brazil authorizes Irish Olympic chief's release on bail

    A Brazilian judge ruled that Irish Olympic Committee (IOC) president Patrick Hickey, awaiting trial over an alleged ticketing scam, could be released on bail and leave the country.

  • Bolt set to train with Dortmund

    Usain Bolt is seriously considering taking up a career as a professional footballer when he bows out of athletics, and is set to spend some time training with German giants Borussia Dortmund.

  • WADA says hackers may have doctored leaked data

    Computer hackers who leaked the medical records of more than 100 top athletes in a bid to reveal questionable drug exemptions may have tampered with the data, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

  • 'Huge' gender pay gap in sport not closing

    The huge gulf between how much male and female athletes are paid is not likely to narrow in the foreseeable future.

  • Dwarfs stand tall at Rio Paralympics

    Dwarfs at the Rio Paralympics are getting the big stage they say they deserve.

  • WADA says hackers released another batch of athlete data

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential medical data earlier this week.

  • Farah was fixing fantasy team

    Mo Farah reveals what he was doing just minutes before walking onto the track to make Olympic history.

  • Lochte gets 10-month suspension

    American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, US media reported on Wednesday, following a scandal

  • Lochte banned 10 months

    US swimmer Ryan Lochte is slapped with a 10-month suspension following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at the Olympics.

  • Rio court to return passports to Irish Olympic officials

    A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil.

  • Top Kenyan Olympic committee official arrested

    Kenyan police arrest the secretary-general of the country's Olympic committee (NOCK) in the wake of a series of scandals and embarrassments at the Rio Games.

  • Malachowski sells medal to save boy

    Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, said that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

  • Olympian sells Rio medal to save boy battling cancer

    Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, says that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

  • Lochte charged over false robbery claim

    The Brazilian authorities have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.

  • Russia's Putin awards Margarita

    Russian President Putin awards rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun during a grand ceremony for Russian Olympic medallists returning home from 2016 Rio Olympics at Kremlin in Moscow.

  • Seniors rule in USA's run to basketball gold

    On a team of mostly first-time young Olympians, veterans Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant steal the show as the USA win its third straight gold medal.

  • 'Good-time' Indian officials under fire for Rio flop

    As Olympic under-achievers India head home from Rio having failed to win a gold medal, its gate-crashing, selfie-taking officials have been accused of failing to help its athletes taste success.

  • Groundbreaking games for women in Rio

    From the dizzying gymnastics heights of African-American Simone Biles to Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik and Brazilian golden girl Rafaela Silva in judo -- Rio proves a groundbreaking Games for women.

  • 'Marvellous' Rio flames out

    The Rio Olympics end in a blaze of colour with an exuberant closing ceremony as Tokyo take up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020.

  • Kipchoge wins marathon

    Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the men's Olympic marathon with a dominating performance, running alone into the Sambadrome and finishing in two hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds on Sunday.

  • China win v'ball gold

    China won their third Olympic Games women's volleyball gold on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Serbia in the final. China also won gold in 1984 and 2004 while they were runners-up to Cuba in 1996.

  • Centrowitz blazes to win in 1,500m

    Matthew Centrowitz produced a stunning gun-to-tape 1500m run on Saturday to claim the United States' first gold in the event since 1908.

  • Beitia leaps to first-ever glory

    Spaniard Ruth Beitia leaped into the Rio night to win Spain's first Olympic gold medal in women's athletics and claim her first global outdoor high jump crown at the age of 37 on Saturday.

  • QUOTES OF THE DAY

    I have fulfilled my dream and to have fulfilled it in my home country makes me very proud.

  • 'A win for two countries'

    Bangladeshi descent Russian world number one rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun wins gold in the women's individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics event at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Arena.

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