Rio Olympic Games

Hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose

Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose are among athletes targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber...

September 8, 2016
September 8, 2016

Lochte banned 10 months

US swimmer Ryan Lochte is slapped with a 10-month suspension following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at the Olympics.

August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016

Zheng sends Rio gold medallist Puig packing

Monica Puig, whose Olympic tennis triumph in Rio de Janeiro gave Puerto Rico their first ever Games gold, is unceremoniously bundled out of the US Open.

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 27, 2016
August 27, 2016

Malachowski sells medal to save boy

Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, said that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016

Olympian sells Rio medal to save boy battling cancer

Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, says that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

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 25, 2016
August 25, 2016

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo

The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio's sometimes shaky 2016 instalment.

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

Seniors rule in USA's run to basketball gold

On a team of mostly first-time young Olympians, veterans Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant steal the show as the USA win its third straight gold medal.