2016 Rio Olympic Games

Taekwondo athletes to be mentored by Olympian

Kassman plans to do mentoring for young female taekwondo athletes following her participation at the Rio Olympic Games.

She participated in the +67kg category fight where she was defeated by British number 3 ranked and 2015 Taekwondo World Champion Bianca Walkden 14-1.

The 32 year old returns home to get back to work but will still be training.

She will be working closely with female athletes to develop their game and encourage them to set their sights for Japan Olympics in 2020. 

Michael Phelps bids farewell to swimming: 'This is how I wanted to finish'

When Michael Phelps decided to try for the Rio Olympics, after his short-lived retirement following the 2012 London Games, the reasoning was perfectly clear to him.

Though he managed to win six medals in London, four of them gold, he had not trained to his standards, had not been as engaged in the pursuit as he was in 2004 and 2008, when he became an Olympic legend.

Usain Bolt eyes history against Gatlin after Michael Phelps heroics

A day after American swimmer Phelps brought the curtain down on his extraordinary career with a record 23rd gold medal, Bolt will attempt to complete the first leg of an unprecedented "triple-triple" in the 100m at the Olympic Stadium.

With semi-finals scheduled at 9pm local time (10am Monday AEST), Bolt is poised to line up for the final at around 10:25pm (11:25am AEST) where he will aim to clinch a third consecutive 100m crown after wins in 2008 and 2012.

The Jamaican superstar made his opening bow in Rio during Saturday's heats, coasting to victory in 10.07sec.

Brazil-Argentina rivalry 'could end badly', says President Macri

Mr Macri said the two countries should not let their bitter football rivalry spill over into the Olympic Games.

Brazilian fans have been loudly supporting any athlete competing against their southern neighbours.

Argentine fans have often responded with disrespectful chants against the Brazilians.

As the former president of Argentina's popular football club, Boca Juniors, Mauricio Macri is familiar with the problems caused by bitter rivalries in sports.

In a message posted on Facebook, he said he enjoyed supporting his country and his club.

Why are swimming pools usually blue?

Had someone put coloring in the water? Was their TV set broken?

Eventually some answers came. There had been a change in alkalinity in the water, said one official. Another blamed algae.

The green diving pool at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre next to another that is the usual color - although that too later turned green

Meanwhile, FINA, the international governing body for swimming, said the water tanks had run out of water-cleaning chemicals.

With so many different answers, it's about as clear as the water in the murky pools.

Daily Beast removes Olympics Grindr article after backlash

In the article, reporter Nico Hines -- a straight, married man -- recounted using dating apps like Tinder and the gay-oriented Grindr to meet athletes in the Olympic Village in Rio.

Headlined "The Other Olympic Sport In Rio: Swiping," the article drew angry accusations that Hines had outed gay athletes, whom he didn't identify by name, with his descriptions of them.

I was hoping to swim a faster time, says Pini

“It would have been better to have a couple more races prior to doing the 100m butterfly to allow me to get comfortable with the pre-race set-up and the racing environment, but unfortunately this wasn’t the case,” Pini said.

“I’m grateful to my team PNG teammates who were able to come out and support me and also all the people in PNG that woke up to watch the race," he added.

Evaluating on his fourth Olympics, Pini said he felt proud to compete in his fourth Olympics comparing his first Olympic attendance in Athens.

Pini misses out on 100m butterfly finals

It was a tough night in the pool for Pini, who finished outside the top 16 to qualify.

Pini took the pool at 3am (PNG Time) today, clocking in at 53.24 sec in heat two of the Men’s 100m butterfly event behind Canadian swimmer Condorelli Santo, who qualified at 51.99 sec.

Pini thanked everyone for the support via his official Facebook page.

“Thank you everyone for the support, unfortunately it didn't go as planned. All that build up and energy into the one race.

Wisil will line up with the world’s best for Saturday

Wisil, who ran an Olympic qualifying time of 11.29 seconds in Fiji last month, is exempted from the preliminary round which the non-qualified athletes will run earlier in the day.

It is not yet known exactly which athletes will feature in Wisil’s heat as the draw will only be made after the preliminaries, which will see a field of 24 athletes whittled down to 8 to go into the first round draw with Wisil and 64 other qualified athletes.

Rio Olympics 2016: Refugee Olympic Team - how are they getting on?

But who are the 10 athletes in the Refugee Olympic Team? What are their stories? And how are they doing in Rio?

Rami Anis (swimming)

Who is he? The 25-year-old fled war-torn Syria in 2015, travelling by boat across the Mediterranean Sea to Turkey before continuing to Belgium.

How did he do? Anis earned a standing ovation after setting a personal best in the men's 100m freestyle. He clocked 54.25 seconds to finish 56th out of 59 in the heats.