Olympic Games

Four Olympic medallists from Beijing 2008 test positive for doping

Four medallists from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were among the six latest athletes who have tested positive for doping in the reanalysis of doping samples, the International Olympic Committee...

US Olympic swimmer Lochte charged by Brazil authorities: media

Brazilian police have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement after he claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, media reported on...

Russia gives Olympic medallists BMWs and tens of thousands of dollars

Russia will award each of its medallists at this year's Olympics in Rio a BMW sports utility vehicle and at least 1.7 million roubles (25,000 dollars), state news agency TASS reported Thursday....

Three top Chinese weightlifters fail 2008 doping tests

Three former Olympic weightlifting champions from China have failed retests of their doping samples from the Beijing 2008 Games, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Wednesday...

Speedo drops Ryan Lochte sponsorship over Rio robbery lie

US swimmer Ryan Lochte lost his first major sponsor on Monday after fabricating an account of being robbed at the Rio Olympics.

Rio de Janeiro Olympics are formally closed by IOC boss Bach

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are formally closed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, who declares them "marvellous" Games.

Durant leads US to another basketball gold, 96-66 over Serbia

Kevin Durant was on fire again as the United States trounced Serbia 96-66 in the basketball final for the last gold medal on offer at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which were closing later Sunday...

Denmark deny France third consecutive gold in men's handball

Denmark denied France a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in men's handball on Sunday, beating the favourites 28-26 on the last day of the Rio Games.

Passports of Irish Olympic officials seized in Rio ticket probe

Brazilian police seized passports of Irish Olympic staffers Sunday to keep them in Rio de Janeiro for questioning, as authorities intensified their probe into possible ticket scalping involving...

Spain edge Australia 89-88 for basketball bronze

Sergio Rodriguez converted two free throws with 5.4 seconds left as Spain salvaged an 89-88 victory over heartbroken Australia for Olympic basketball bronze on Sunday.

Russian rhythmic gymnastics team earn fifth Olympic victory in a row

Russia delivered on their favourite role in rhythmic gymnastics Sunday when they won the team final to earn their fifth consecutive Olympic Gold medal.

Germany beat Poland 31-25 for men's handball bronze

Germany won bronze in the men's handball tournament Sunday by beating Poland, 31-25.

Kipchoge claims marathon gold 12 years on from first Olympic medal

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge produced a masterful performance to win the men's marathon in Rio de Janeiro Sunday and claim gold 12 years after his first medal at the Games.

Insulted, disgusted Russia the big losers of Rio Olympics medal table

Russia's Rio Olympic team consisted of only 285 athletes after suspensions due to doping concerns. That led to a major drop in the Russians' medal collection from Brazil. Still, there was little...

Record-breaking Olympics Games for Croatia as medal tally reaches 10

Croatia's participants at the Rio Summer Olympic Games won a total of 10 medals, which makes these Olympics most successful for Croatia.