2016 Rio 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.

February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017

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.

September 14, 2016
September 14, 2016

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.

August 27, 2016
August 27, 2016

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.

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

'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

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.

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. China also won gold in 1984 and 2004 while they were runners-up to Cuba in 1996.

August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016

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.

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.