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Rio 2016: Impenetrable Claressa Shields

United States' Claressa Maria Shields displays her gold medals - from London and from Rio - for the women's middleweight 75-kg boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: AP)

23 Aug 2016 12:26 AM

Rio 2016: Smelling Rose(s) all the way

Britain’s Justin Rose and South Korea’s Inbee Park won the first gold medals in golf in more than 100 years as the sport made a solid return to the Olympics despite the absence of eight of the top 15

23 Aug 2016 12:22 AM

Rio 2016: In-sync Russians on song

With routines revolving around mermaids and gypsies or played out to the backdrop of a megalopolis, Russia’s synchronised swimmers flawlessly soared out of the water to win even more gold for the spor

22 Aug 2016 11:42 PM

USA cagers nail gold again

Completing a third consecutive unbeaten run to Olympic gold, the United States captured a sixth Games title with NBA talent in seven tries by routing Serbia 96-66 in the final.

22 Aug 2016 11:38 PM

Colourful closing ceremony brings an end to Rio 2016

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach declared the Games closed to mark the official end of the 16-day sporting spectacle.

22 Aug 2016 9:28 AM


Rio 2016: Neymar steps down after golden feat

Brazil captain Neymar celebrates scoring the winning penalty in the men’s football final in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

22 Aug 2016 6:34 AM

Rio 2016: Sakshi Malik will carry flag at closing

Wrestler Sakshi Malik, who won India’s first medal in the Rio Olympics, was on Sunday announced as the country’s flagbearer at the Summer Games closing ceremony.

22 Aug 2016 6:27 AM

Rio 2016: Britain’s Nicola Adams first woman to retain Olympic boxing title

Britain’s Nicola Adams (right) celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women’s flyweight 51kg boxing in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

22 Aug 2016 6:27 AM

Rio 2016: Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps retirement leaves big boots to fill

Twin titans Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps have mined a trove of Olympic gold, changed the sporting landscape and left a huge hole that starts in Rio and goes around the world.

22 Aug 2016 1:00 AM

Rio 2016: Personal best timings for Gopi, Kheta Ram

India’s Thanackal Gopi and Kheta Ram registered their personal best timings to finish 25th and 26th in the men’s marathon at the Rio Olympics, here on Sunday.

21 Aug 2016 11:38 PM


Rio 2016: USA women grab sixth hoops gold in a row

Staking their claim to rank among the greatest women’s basketball teams ever assembled, the United States captured a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal and eighth in nine tries on Sunday.

21 Aug 2016 11:18 PM

Rio 2016: Double double for Mo Farah

Britain’s Mo Farah completed a historic Olympic distance double double with victory in the 5,000m Saturday as American runner Matt Centrowitz scored an upset win to claim the 1,500m gold.

21 Aug 2016 11:17 PM

Rio 2016: Terrific trio signs off with flourish

Three American women made history on Saturday by tying the Olympic record for the most golds in basketball at four. Chances are they won’t be back for the record-breaking fifth.

21 Aug 2016 11:09 PM

Rio 2016: College sweethearts ‘track’ a success story

Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton are the power couple of the Olympics, a gold and bronze medal to their names, but they have little to talk about.

21 Aug 2016 11:07 PM

Rio 2016: Russia’s Bengal tiger!

Russia's Margarita Mamun kisses her gold medal for rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: AP)

21 Aug 2016 11:04 PM


Rio 2016: Shock defeat for Yogeshwar Dutt in qualification round

The London Olympic bronze-medallist's hopes will depend on whether Mongolian opponent can reache the gold medal round.

21 Aug 2016 6:18 PM

Rio 2016: Neymar’s nerves of steel hand Brazil first football gold

Olympic gold was the only major title to have escaped five-time world champions Brazil in their history.

21 Aug 2016 12:33 PM

Rio 2016: French toast!

Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday in style by punching her way into the history books as she became the first Frenchwoman to win Olympic boxing gold on Friday.

21 Aug 2016 1:03 AM

Rio 2016: ‘No Yelena Isinbayeva, no shine in gold’

Barred from competing at the Rio Games, Russia's double Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva announced her retirement on Friday and said whoever won the women’s pole vault in her absence would not have

21 Aug 2016 1:03 AM

Rio 2016: Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei for men’s gold

An emotional Chen Long of China on the podium. (Photo: AFP)

21 Aug 2016 1:01 AM