Olympics

US swimmer Ryan Lochte and three others robbed

Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were stopped by people posing as armed police, the US Olympic Committee (USOC) said in a statement.

The robbers demanded money and other personal belongings.

After reports emerged of the incident, the USOC initially denied that Lochte had been robbed.

"All four athletes are safe and co-operating with authorities," the USOC's statement said.

The group had been attending a party at the French Olympic team's hospitality house when their taxi was stopped on the way back to the athletes' village.

Golden performance by Fiji in sevens final

RNZ reports the World Series champions beat Great Britain 43-7 in a dominant performance at the Rio Games.

Fiji led Great Britain 29 to nil at half time and never looked like losing after that.

Fiji beat Japan 20-5 in the semi-final to make the final against Great Britain and guarantee the country its first ever Olympic medal.

 

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Usain Bolt has never run a mile

The world’s fastest man may have six Olympic gold medals, but that doesn’t mean he’s perfect.

Far from it, in fact, if you consider his agent Ricky Simms’ most recent shock admission about the Jamaican track star.

For all his celebrity and speed, Bolt has never run a mile.

He’s never run the 1609m middle distance mark. Ever.

Russian doping: Olympics dream in the balance

Just 24 hours after the International Olympic Committee was told it should consider banning Russian athletes from the Rio Games, the tournament's governing body said it would be "exploring legal options" over such a move.

Russia came fourth in the medal table at the 2012 Games and the absence of the nation's athletes at Rio would hark back to the Cold War era when the U.S. boycotted the Moscow Olympics in 1980 and the then Soviet Union snubbed the Los Angeles Games four years later.

Hayne praised by San Francisco 49ers coach

Kelly also doused speculation the 49ers were planning to cut Hayne, which led to the Australian making a face-saving exit.

The 49ers instead were bullish on Hayne, praising his ability to pick up Kelly's new offence and excited about using his powerful, 188cm body and skills.

"He's a really sharp learner," Kelly told reporters on Tuesday at the 49ers' Santa Clara facility.

"We were excited. He's a big body and has a skill set."