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  • Rio Olympics: Shot put 'Diva' puts on girly, golden show

    With crimson lipstick, eye-liner, mascara and a beaming smile, Michelle Carter wins a stunning Olympic shot put gold to sprinkle a little glitz on an event often cruelly ridiculed for the shape of its women athletes.

  • Chen, Silvia test positive

    Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi fails a doping test at the Rio Olympics, the official Xinhua news agency reports.


    The younger guys started crying, I started crying. My last 400 free relay ever, it feels damn good to get a win

  • Quotes of the day

    Top quotes from the Rio Olympics 2016.


    It was the hardest day I've ever had in my life on a bike. It was a brutal, brutal, strange old race, Ireland cyclist Dan Martin says.

  • Beating heart of Brazil's musical heritage reveals deeper message

    A joyful sashay through Brazil's extraordinary musical heritage is infused with a social message and a warning over the dangers of climate change as Rio de Janeiro draws back the curtain of the 2016 Olympic Games with a highly charged opening ceremony.

  • Andy shrugs off Zika threat

    Andy Murray shrugs off the potential threat of the Zika virus as well as the absence of two of his leading rivals on Tuesday as he prepares to defend his Olympic title.

  • Tennis battles to save image after Rio pullouts

    Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will display their Grand Slam talents in Rio, but with serious questions being asked over tennis's place in the Olympics after a host of high-profile pull-outs.

  • Bolt ready to strike after fitness scare

    "My biggest dream at the Olympics is to win three gold medals again. That's my focus, that's what I want," Bolt says in an interview.

  • IAAF rejects Russian plea

    Athletics' governing body says it has definitively rejected Moscow's request to review its blanket ban of Russia's track and field team from next month's Rio Olympics over state-sponsored doping.

  • Australia move into Olympic village

    Australia's Olympic delegation, which refused to move into its Rio apartments due to a spate of problems, takes a dig at the city's mayor.

  • Phelps 'not the greatest ever'

    An Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that American swimmer Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian.

  • Russia expects to avoid full ban

    Russia insist it expects to avoid a blanket ban from the IOC on its competitors at the Rio Olympics despite its track and field squad losing an appeal over a suspension for state-sponsored doping.

  • Further 45 new failures from London and Beijing Games

    A further 45 athletes test positive for banned substances after a second set of samples were re-analysed from the London and Beijing Olympics.

  • 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.

  • Zika fears keep Dustin Johnson away

    World number two Dustin Johnson, who won his first major title at the US Open Golf Championship in June, will not play in the Rio Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus.

  • Long jump champ freezes sperm over Zika fears

    Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford decides to freeze his sperm because of fears about the Zika virus at this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 14 Russian athletes fail dope tests

    14 Russian athletes, including 10 Olympic medallists, have tested positive for doping in new tests of their samples given during the 2008 Beijing Games.

  • Up to 31 athletes face Rio ban

    Up to 31 athletes from 12 countries could be banned from the Rio Olympics for doping after new tests on samples from the 2008 Beijing Games

  • Neymar eyes gold at Rio

    Neymar says sitting out of the Copa America is worth it for the chance to lead Brazil to gold in front of a home crowd at the Rio Olympics in August.

  • 'Wiser' Gatlin plots Bolt revenge

    American Justin Gatlin roared to a 100 metres victory in Japan on Sunday, as track and field's pantomime villain kicks off his preparations for this summer's Rio Olympics.

  • 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).

  • Day eyes Olympic glory

    The world number one is relishing the prospect of trying to win an Olympic gold medal but has no problem with fellow professionals opting to skip the Games.

  • Neymar to play Olympics, miss Copa America

    Neymar will miss the Copa America in June, but will be released to represent his country at the Rio Olympics in August, FC Barcelona announced on Wednesday.

  • Rio Olympics 'to go ahead' despite virus

    There is no chance that the Rio Olympics will be cancelled because of a Zika virus outbreak, Brazil says.