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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.

August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016

Rio Olympics: Indians immune to Olympic fever

Around a giant screen showing the Olympics in a central New Delhi park, young Indians chat, take selfies or snooze in the late afternoon heat, glancing only occasionally at the heroic sporting...

August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016

Rio Olympics: Serena's five-gold dream dashed

Serena Williams' hopes of a fifth Olympic gold medal are crushed by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina as the battle for the women's title in Rio is blown wide open.

August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016

Rio Olympics: 21 gold Phelps still rules the pool

In an unforgettable display of Olympic power Michael Phelps wins two more finals to take his historic all-time record load to 21 golds and entrench his legendary status.

August 8, 2016
August 8, 2016

Rio Olympics: Thai medalist's grandmother dies celebrating win

The 84-year-old grandmother of a Thai Olympic bronze medal winner collapses and dies while celebrating the weightlifter's success in Rio, police say.