2016 Rio Olympic Games

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.

August 27, 2016
August 27, 2016

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.

August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016

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.

August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016

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.

August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016

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.

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

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.

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

'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.

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

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....

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

'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.

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

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.

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

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. ...