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  • Rio Olympics: Phelps hails role inspiring his own defeat

    Michael Phelps has acknowledged a "small part" in his own dramatic Olympic defeat by Singapore hero Joseph Schooling but bears no grudge.

  • Rio Olympics: Aussie Chalmers breaks 48-year drought

    Australia's new teenage swimming sensation Kyle Chalmers wins the blue riband Olympic 100m freestyle gold, as golf heads for a controversial return to the Games after 112 years.

  • 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 feats on display.

  • 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.

  • Rio Olympics: Dutch gymnast expelled for night of drinking

    Dutch gymnast Yuri van Gelder has been expelled from the Olympics for "gravely" violating team rules by going out for a night of drinking in Rio after qualifying for the finals of the rings event.

  • Rio Olympics: Samba and smiles as Bolt warms up

    Shimmying amid a troupe of semi-naked samba dancers and wise-cracking with journalists, Usain Bolt is determined to bow out of the Olympics with a flourish.

  • Siddikur's early exit

    Siddikur Rahman makes an early exit from the King's Cup after a horrendous second round yesterday.

  • Deadly gang protecting Adriano

    Former Inter Milan, Parma and Roma forward Adriano was once earning £80,000 per week in the prime of his career, but these days is without a club and living among gun-wielding gangs in Rio.

  • Bolt wins but Harrison takes the glory

    Usain Bolt delivers on his top billing by winning the 200metres at the London Diamond League but he is upstaged for once as American sprint hurdler Kendra Harrison breaks one of the oldest world records in the book.

  • Murray to miss Davis Cup quarter final

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will miss Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final clash against Serbia with captain Leon Smith naming Kyle Edmund and James Ward as his two singles players on Wednesday.

  • Sharapova out of Olympics

    A Court of Arbitration for Sport decision on the two-year doping ban for Maria Sharapova has been put back two months to September, the court said Monday, ruling the tennis superstar out of the Rio Olympics.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Nadal intends to attend Rio

    Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has said that he had no intention of missing out on the Olympic Games starting from August 5 in

  • Wild cards for Sagor, Tumpa

    Bangladesh received two more wild cards for the Rio Olympic Games as the number of confirmed participation for the country increased to four.

  • Sagor, Tumpa get wild card entry for Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee approve 'wild card' entries to the Olympic Games for two Bangladeshi athletes, Mahfuzur Rahman Sagor and Sonia Akhter Tumpa.

  • 'Brazil welcomes the world to Rio'

    Michel Temer, the interim president of Brazil, has welcomed people of the world to Brazil to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August-September.

  • Body parts wash ashore next to Rio Olympic venue

    Parts of a mutilated body wash up on the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, just meters (yards) from where beach volleyball athletes will compete in the upcoming Olympics.

  • Bolt gears up for Olympic trials

    Usain Bolt will embark on the first major test of what he plans to be a triumphant swansong Thursday as the Jamaican Olympic athletics trials get under way.

  • Golfer pulls out of Olympics due to Zika

    South African Branden Grace joins a growing list of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics on Friday due to concerns about the Zika virus.

  • McIlroy pulls out of Olympics over Zika virus

    Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the Olympic Games in Rio because of concerns about the Zika virus.

  • Rio state declares financial emergency

    Rio de Janeiro's governor declares a state of financial emergency and requests federal funds to help fulfill obligations for public services during the Olympics that start August 5.

  • ‘Russia should remain banned’

    Russia's athletes should stay banned from international competition and not be allowed to take part in the Rio Games, says a leading Olympic official.

  • Russia in IAAF dock

    Scandal-hit Russia will likely discover Friday that it has not done enough to get back into world track and field's governing body, the IAAF, in time for its athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics.

  • Top swimmer tested positive

    World record holder Etiene Medeiros, one of Olympic hosts' Brazil's top hopes of a medal at the Rio Games, has tested positive for a banned substance.

  • Rio athletes' village unveiled

    Despite financial and organisational problems that have delayed other construction projects for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the largest athletes' village in the long history of the Games is unveiled in the city on Wednesday.

  • 'Super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues

    Scientists find dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on August 5.

  • Kyrgios pulls out of Rio, blasts AOC

    Fiery Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios pulls out of the Rio Olympics, blaming "unwarranted attacks" on him by Australian Olympic chiefs after he was warned to behave.

  • Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Rio 2016

    Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of Rio 2016, accusing the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) of "unfair and unjust treatment" and "unwarranted attacks".

  • Professional boxers can compete

    Professional boxers can compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the sport's governing body ruled in a landmark decision on Wednesday.

  • WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears

    The World Health Organization (WHO) plays down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics to be postponed.

  • IOC 'concerned' about Tokyo bribery scandal

    A senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official says he takes allegations of illegal payments to help Tokyo secure the 2020 Games "seriously" but said his group will not conduct a probe of their own.