Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps towered over the 2016 Rio Games, capping an era of sustained excellence that promises to reverberate through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond.

August 27, 2016
August 27, 2016

Rio court to return passports to Irish Olympic officials

A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil.

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

Lochte charged over false robbery claim

The Brazilian authorities have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.

August 24, 2016
August 24, 2016

Greg swaps spikes for dancing shoes

Britain's long jump world champion Greg Rutherford is to take a break from his day job to appear on the BBC's popular

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

'Good-time' Indian officials under fire for Rio flop

As Olympic under-achievers India head home from Rio having failed to win a gold medal, its gate-crashing, selfie-taking officials have been accused of failing to help its athletes taste success.

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 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.

August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016

Mighty Mo seals distance double

Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic Olympic distance double double with victory in the 5,000m as American runner Matt Centrowitz scores an upset win to claim gold in the 1,500m.

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.

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

Rio Olympics: China swimmer fails doping test

Chinese Olympic women's swimmer Chen Xinyi tests positive for a banned substance at the Rio Olympics.