Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Michael Phelps frustrated by Rio doping fears

US swimming legend Michael Phelps has spoken of his frustration at the possibility rivals were using drugs at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Usain Bolt, Michael 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.

Football: Police fire on angry Inter fans as relegation looms

Brazilian police fired percussion grenades at rioting Internacional fans on Thursday after a 1-1 draw at home to Ponte Preta left the Porto Alegre club in danger of relegation for the first time in their history.

Brazil authorizes Irish Olympic chief's release on bail

A Brazilian judge ruled that Irish Olympic Committee (IOC) president Patrick Hickey, awaiting trial over an alleged ticketing scam, could be released on bail and leave the country.

Rio Paralympics stages final show in shadow of tragedy

Rio on Sunday closes a Paralympic Games that many feared would be a fiasco but which turned into a triumph, though marred in the final hours by the death of an Iranian cyclist.

Dwarfs stand tall at Rio Paralympics

Dwarfs at the Rio Paralympics are getting the big stage they say they deserve.

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.

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.

US swimmer Ryan 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 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

Rio Olympics: 'Good-time' Indian officials under fire for 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 as Super Abe takes baton

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

Sixth gold for Felix as USA win 4x400m gold

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, Centrowitz claims 1,500 shock

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

Arrests of IOC official, swimmers overshadow Rio Olympics

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

Chinese swimmer Chen fails doping test - Xinhua

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

August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016

Kazakh Balandin destroys 'mankini' myth with Rio gold

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 board on April 29, confirms India Olympics Association (IOA).

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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