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August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016

Rio Olympics: Yuan wins men's 3m springboard

Cao Yuan shakes off the pressure of being the only Chinese diver left in the field -- a rarity in Olympic finals -- to deliver China's fifth diving gold medal.

August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016

Rio Olympics: Drouin joins Canadian greats with high jump gold

Canada's Derek Drouin overcomes a quality field to add the Olympic high jump crown to his world title after a cliff-hanger of a final in Rio.

August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016

Rio Olympics: Kipyegon trumps Dibaba for 1500m gold

Kenya's Faith Kipyegon produces a startling last-lap sprint to outpace favourite Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia to win the Olympic women's 1500m gold.

August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016

Brazil going after gold

The only major silverware missing from Brazil's glittering cabinet is an Olympic gold. The five-time world champions came

August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016

Rio Olympics: China's hopes of badminton sweep dashed

China's hopes of repeating their 2012 Olympic sweep of all five badminton gold medals are shattered when both their pairs are knocked out in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles.

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

Rio Olympics: 'Good v Evil' again as Bolt, Gatlin ready for duel

The battle to be crowned world's fastest man takes centre stage at the Rio Olympics on Sunday with Usain Bolt facing another showdown with Justin Gatlin where the image of athletics will be on...

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

Rio Olympics: Shot put 'Diva' puts on girly, golden show

With crimson lipstick, eye-liner, mascara and a beaming smile, Michelle Carter wins a stunning Olympic shot put gold to sprinkle a little glitz on an event often cruelly ridiculed for the shape of...

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

Rio Olympics: Nadal hails 'unforgettable' golden return

Rafael Nadal describes his second Olympic gold as "unforgettable" after marking his return from his latest injury misery by partnering close friend Marc Lopez to the men's doubles...

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

Rio Olympics: Schooling wins Singapore's first gold

In just one performance, Singapore's Joseph Schooling beats swimming great Michael Phelps, takes home his city state's first Olympic gold medal and becomes an instant millionaire.

August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016

Rio Olympics: Kazakh Balandin destroys 'mankini' myth

Beefy Kazakh swimmer Dmitriy Balandin put the former Soviet state on the Olympic map by winning his country's first gold medal in the sport.