Sports doping

1,000 Russian athletes involved in 'systematic' doping

World Anti-Doping Agency says "unprecedented cover-up" allowed for "institutionalised" doping among top-level athletes.

WADA: Over 1,000 Russian athletes involved in doping

Ethiopia

Marathoner 'preoccupied by Oromo suffering'

Feyisa Lilesa, who won silver for Ethiopia at Olympic Games in Rio, wants "superiority of one ethnic group to end".

Sport

Lochte banned for 10 months, loses $100,000 in bonuses

US swimmer is suspended from using Olympic facilities and will miss next world championship for his part in Rio scandal.

Swimmer Ryan Lochte punished by US Olympic committee

Reporter's Notebook

The extraordinary story of Caster Semenya

South Africa's Caster Semenya takes 800m gold, overshadowing past speculation about "being different".

South African Caster Semenya's extraordinary story

Counting the Cost

Brazil: Are the economic storm clouds breaking?

A look at how the Olympic host is weathering an impending impeachment and a predicted economic slowdown.

Sport

Police stop two US Olympic swimmers from leaving Brazil

Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger hauled off flight after doubts raised about a claim they were robbed at gunpoint.

Police stop two US Olympic swimmers from leaving Brazil

Sport

Brazil nabs Olympic official for 'illegal' ticket sales

Patrick Hickey, president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, steps down "temporarily" after his arrest in Rio.

Saudi Arabia

Rio 2016: Saudi runner aims to break barriers

Marathoner Sarah Attar has inspired other women in Saudi Arabia to take up running as a serious sport.

Rio 2016: Saudi runner aims to break barriers

Inside Story

Are the Olympics still relevant?

The Olympic Games are under way in Rio with athletes from around the world competing in the biggest sports competition.

Rio 2016

Rio 2016: Djokovic knocked out in first round

Argentine Del Potro sends world number one packing; Williams sisters bow out of doubles event.

Rio 2016: Djokovic knocked out in first round

Rio 2016

Brazil nets hopes on beach volleyball glory at Rio 2016

Crowds cheer local men's and women's teams' winning start to one of the most favourite sports in the country.

Rio 2016

Michael Phelps aims to add to his Olympics legacy

US swimmer and Olympic record holder aims for four more gold medals to add to the 18 he already has.

Sport

US teenager grabs first gold at Rio Olympics

Virginia Thrasher upsets China's Du Li to win women's air rifle event; bullet rips through tent at equestrian event.

US teenager grabs first gold at Rio Olympics

Rio 2016

Divided Brazil welcomes the Olympic Games

Protests mar run-up to the opening ceremony but well-wishers at a Rio favela hope for a spectacular show.

Rio 2016: Divided Brazil welcomes the Olympic Games