RIO 2016

Rio 2016: Bolt storms to 200m gold

The majestic Usain Bolt once again broke new ground at Rio 2016 by storming to a third successive Olympic 200 metre title and the eighth gold medal of his illustrious career.

Bolt made history last weekend when he became the first man to win the 100m on three occasions, a time of 9.81 seconds enough to get the better of nearest rivals Justin Gatlin and Andre De Grasse.

Rio 2016: Two athletes disqualified after positive doping tests

Brazilian cyclist Kleber da Silva Ramos and Chinese Wimmer Chen Xinyi have been disqualified from Rio 2016 following positive doping tests.

Da Silva Ramos did not finish the men's road race, but tested positive for EPO and accepted a provisional suspension without requesting a hearing.

Rio 2016: 'No robbery' in case of Lochte and US swimmers

Ryan Lochte and his fellow American swimmers "were not victims of the criminal actions they claim they were", according to police in Rio de Janeiro.

Lochte – along with James Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger – claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint after leaving a party on Sunday.

China's media is not happy with its Olympic athletes' medal total

"You're kidding me?" state news agency Xinhua wrote (in a now-deleted post) on its official Twitter feed.

"The country which has never finished above China, is about to."

Olympic success is a point of pride for the Communist-run nation and athletes who perform well tend to be widely celebrated in the media.

The ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily was particularly upset with the performance of the Chinese gymnasts, who take home just two bronze medals.

"People cannot but ponder - what on earth is up with them?" it wrote.

What is it and why are your Olympic Rio 2016 tweets being deleted quickly

According to Twitter, it's not as straight forward as you might think.


You can get in trouble for posting anything which is a breach of copyright

This includes videos, photos, logos and phrases which any company, in this case the International Olympics Committee's (IOC), has registered.

The rules around the Olympics are more strict for companies as they arerestricted from even using the hashtag #Rio2016 to affiliate themselves with the games.

Rio 2016: Bolt on track for 'triple-triple' after 200m stroll

Usain Bolt's bid for a 'triple-triple' is a step closer after he breezed into Thursday's 200 metre final.

Just three days after defending his 100m title in scintillating fashion - Bolt had time to smile for the cameras as he dominated the field - the Jamaican sprint king was at it again inside the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

Durant leads USA into semi-finals

The United States men's basketball team finally turned in the dominant performance everyone had been waiting for to comfortably defeat Argentina and reach the semi-finals at Rio 2016.

Mike Krzyzewski's USA team eased to a 105-78 victory on Wednesday, setting up a semi-final meeting with Spain.

Neymar is a monster - Brazil coach Micale

Brazil coach Rogerio Micale wants to understand how Neymar became "a monster" in order for the country to develop more players like him.

Neymar inspired Brazil's 6-0 win over Honduras on Wednesday, sending them into Saturday's gold medal match in emphatic fashion.

Joseph Schooling gets inked after Olympic swimming gold

Now, he's decided to mark his historic win in the 100m butterfly in a more permanent fashion - ink.

The 21-year-old swimmer showed off a new tattoo of the Olympic rings on his right bicep at a press conference, with a video of him getting it posted online by the Singapore Swimming Association.

Ryan Lochte, attorney defend Rio robbery story as police raise questions

An anonymous law enforcement official told The Associated Press Brazilian police have been unable to find the man who was driving the taxi in which the swimmers said they were riding, or any other witnesses to the crime. The source said Lochte and another swimmer told police they were intoxicated at the time and could not describe the taxi nor say exactly where or when the incident took place.