Rio 2016 concludes amid fireworks and concerns

South America's first Olympic Games come to an end, paving way for Brazil's economic and political issues to re-surface.


South Africa's Semenya takes 800m gold in Rio

Runner had been at the centre of a controversy owing to her high testosterone levels and underwent gender tests in 2009.


Usain Bolt: I'm the greatest

Jamaican sprinter bids farewell to the Olympics after grabbing a ninth gold medal, his third at Rio 2016.


US swimmers leave Rio to jeers after false mugging tale

Brazil allows Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger to fly out of Rio after lying that they were robbed during the Olympics.

Rio 2016

"I am trying to be one of the greatest"

Jamaican sprinter wins third Olympic 200m gold after racing past the finish line in 19.78 seconds.


US Olympic swimmers lied about robbery: police

Brazilian police say four US Olympians, including Ryan Lochte, fabricated story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio.


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.


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.


Neymar's Olympic record takes Brazil into final

Captain scores his side's opening goal after just 15 seconds as Honduras routed 6-0 in the semi-final.


Egypt judoka sent home after Israeli handshake snub

"He is not my friend," said Islam El Shehaby, who refused to shake hand of Israeli opponent after losing Rio 2016 fight.


Bolt wins third successive 100m Olympic title

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt wins the final in 9.81 seconds to stay in contention for an Olympic "triple-triple".


'I tried to do something nobody else has ever done'

US swimmer Michael Phelps signs off with his 23rd Olympic gold medal but vows to stay in touch with the sport.


Judo providing favela dwellers with way out of poverty

Brazil's first gold-medal winner at Rio 2016 came from the City of God favela where youngsters have found hope.

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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.


Nadal helps Spain win tennis gold at Rio 2016

Former world number one, with partner Lopez, beat Romania in the final of the men's doubles Olympics event.