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  • 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.

  • WADA slams Russian hackers

    The World Anti-Doping Agency slams Russian hackers who breached its database and published confidential records of US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • Awesome Kipchoge, a home triumph and a police raid

    On the last day of the Rio Olympics Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the marathon by more than a minute, Brazil win men's volleyball gold, police raid the Irish Olympic office and a Mongolian coach stages an underwear protest.

  • 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.

  • Mamun gives Bangladesh some solace

    Margarita Mamun, a Russian gymnast of Bangladeshi origin, has won gold in women's individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics event at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Arena on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 final Olympics.

  • Rio Olympics: Stefanidi wins pole vault gold for Greece

    Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi wins the Olympic pole vault and her country's first athletics gold since the 2004 Athens Games.

  • Bolt bows out with historic triple-triple

    Usain Bolt put the seal on a glittering Olympic career with a blistering 4x100m relay victory that clinched sprint's first ever 'triple triple'. With his unprecedented third straight 100m, 200m and 4x100m clean sweep, Bolt joins Carl Lewis and Paavo Nurmi on a record-equalling nine track and field Olympic gold medals.

  • Sindhu wins silver in badminton

    P V Sindhu's gallant attempt to win a coveted gold medal for India ends in heart-break when she goes down fighting against Spain's Carolina Marin.

  • Lochte, USOC say sorry

    US gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte apologises for his behaviour at the Olympics.

  • Dalilah powers to hurdles gold

    Dalilah Muhammad powers to a brilliant victory in the women's 400m hurdles to become the first winner of the event from the United States in Olympic history.

  • Brazil face Germany with scars of 7-1

    Even though Rogeiro Micale, the coach of Brazil's Olympic football team played down talks of revenge, revenge is expected to

  • QUOTES OF THE DAY

    You should always want to be the best. I respect him [Andre De Grasse] for that but I tell every youngster, I don't allow young

  • Toth best walker

    Slovakia's Matej Toth made a decisive break 2km from the line to add Olympic gold to his world title as he won the 50km race

  • Hickey jailed in Rio

    European Olympics chief Pat Hickey, who is accused of involvement in a black market tickets ring, has been jailed in Rio de

  • Rio Olympics: Ramos, Chen disqualified for doping

    Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi are disqualified from the Olympic Games for having failed doping tests, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says.

  • Rio Olympics: US swimmers admit to inventing mugging

    US Olympic authorities apologize to Brazil on Thursday as two US swimmers are allowed to go home having retracted a fabricated story about being mugged in Rio.

  • Rio Olympics: Alizadeh wins first women's medal for Iran

    Kimia Alizadeh wins the first ever Olympic medal by an Iranian woman after claiming taekwondo bronze in Rio.

  • QUOTES OF THE DAY

    He was supposed to slow down. I said 'What are you doing, it's a semifinal?'

  • 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.

  • Rio Olympics: Team Britain athlete involved in theft incident

    A British Olympic team athlete is involved in an incident of theft in Rio de Janeiro while returning to their accommodation, the British Olympic Association says.

  • Rio Olympics: Vietnam shooters lacked training bullets

    Vietnam's prime minister admits Olympic hopefuls faced inadequate training equipment before the games, including a lack of bullets in shooting, a discipline that won the nation's first ever gold.

  • Rio Olympics: Former slave to run for South Sudan

    South Sudanese Olympic athlete Guor Marial may not be a hot medal tip for Sunday's marathon, but the former slave's road to Rio is one of the most astonishing stories of the games.

  • Rio Olympics: IOC official, swimmers arrested

    Brazilian police arrest two US swimmers and a top International Olympic Committee official as scandal overshadows the Rio Games.

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