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.

August 20, 2016
August 20, 2016

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

August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016

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.

August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016

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.

August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016

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.

August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016

QUOTES OF THE DAY

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

August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016

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.

August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016

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.

August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016

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.

August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016

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.

August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016

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.