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 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

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.

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

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.

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

QUOTES OF THE DAY

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

August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016

'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.

August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016

Record sixth gold for Felix

Allyson Felix clinches a record sixth career Olympic gold as the United States win the 4x400m relay for a sixth straight Games.

August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016

Mighty Mo seals distance double

Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic Olympic distance double double with victory in the 5,000m as American runner Matt Centrowitz scores an upset win to claim gold in the 1,500m.

August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016

Neymar's nerves of steel hand Brazil first gold

Brazil superstar Neymar strikes the winning penalty as the hosts claim a first ever Olympic football gold medal before announcing his intention to step down as captain of the national team.

August 20, 2016
August 20, 2016

Rio Olympics: Australian sports bodies fall out

A split has developed between Australia's two peak sports bodies in the wake of the nation's underwhelming results at the Rio Olympics.

August 20, 2016
August 20, 2016

Rio Olympics: Esposito wins women's pentathlon gold

Chloe Esposito wins the women's modern pentathlon gold at the Rio Olympics, giving Australia its first medal in the five-discipline event.

August 20, 2016
August 20, 2016

Rio Olympics: Bolt praised by rivals

The runners who have lost to Usain Bolt for the past dozen years shower the Jamaican superstar with praise, after he completes his historic "triple-triple" in what he has said will be his...