Rio

Phelps hails role inspiring his own defeat by Singapore's Schooling

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

Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on

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.

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.

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.

Yuri van Gelder 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.

Samba and smiles as Bolt warms up for Olympic swansong

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.

London Diamond League / Usain Bolt wins but hurdler 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.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Brazil investigating possible corruption at Olympic venues

Brazilian investigators expand their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds, a lead prosecutor told Reuters.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Rio artists highlight city's violent underbelly

As Rio de Janeiro prepares to play Olympic host, one art exhibit is flying a less than celebratory five-ring flag portraying five youngsters shot dead by police in this often deadly city.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Diamond in hot water

Twice Olympic shooting champion Michael Diamond has been arrested for drunk driving and charged with firearms offences, the Australian Olympic Committee says on Monday.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Russia says it backs IOC over Beijing doping action

Russia's sports ministry says on Wednesday it fully supports actions by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to bar athletes who dope from competitions, but said clean athletes should not be excluded from the Rio games.

May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016

Australia briefed on Zika virus ahead of Windies tour

Australia captain Steven Smith and his team have been warned about risks associated with the Zika virus ahead of their tour of the West Indies next month.

May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016

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.

May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016

Extra-strong condoms for Aussie Olympic team

Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials say on Monday.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Baki gets wild card for Rio

The International Olympic Committee yesterday granted a 'wild card' for shooter Abdullah Hel Baki for the upcoming Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to 21.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Messi disappointed to miss out on Argentina squad for 'spectacular' Olympics

Argentina captain Lionel Messi admits he would have liked play at the Olympic Games after he was left out of the squad in order to take part in the Copa America Centenario.

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