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 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.

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.

July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016

New Zealand athlete 'kidnapped' in Rio

A New Zealand athlete living in Rio de Janeiro has accused armed police of briefly kidnapping him and forcing him to go to an ATM machine to withdraw money.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

Sachin becomes Rio Olympics goodwill ambassador

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar becomes India's third goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He accepted the offer after the national Olympic body invited the batting legend to come on...

March 25, 2016
March 25, 2016

Brazil to launch anti-Zika app for Olympics

Brazil's health ministry says it will launch a smartphone application to track the Zika virus during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and help visitors detect the disease.

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