Paris can host safe 2024 Olympics, Hollande tells IOC

Paris can put on a secure 2024 Summer Games if it is chosen as the host city, French President Francois Hollande said Sunday after meeting with International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach....

WADA says Russia behind hacking of its Rio Olympics database

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Tuesday that a Russian cyber espionage group was behind an attack on its database at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

US swimmer Lochte to be suspended for 10 months over Brazil "robbery"

US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte will be suspended for 10 months by the US Olympic Committee and USA Swimming for fabricating an account of being robbed at the Rio Olympics, local media reported...

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...

Russia loses appeal against total Paralympics ban

Russia will not be allowed to compete at next month's Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro after losing its appeal against a complete ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday.

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.