Sports / Olympic News Updates

Kim claims table tennis bronze for DPRK on Olympic debut

2016-08-11 09:48

Olympic table tennis debutant Kim Song-I of DPR Korea denied star paddler Ai Fukuhara's chance of taking a revenge for fellow Japanese Kasumi Ishikawa on Wednesday.

Chinese weightlifters win 3 golds and break 2 WRs in 2 days

2016-08-10 09:38

Deng Wei won the women's 63kg weightlifting by breaking two world records while Long Qingquan and Shi Zhiyong also brought home gold.

Ning Zetao misses final chance in 100m freestyle

2016-08-10 17:34

Ning Zetao, who became the first Asian man ever to win the 100m freestyle at the world championships in Kazan last year, failed to qualify for the men's 100m freestyle final at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

China wins gold in women's 10 meter synchronized diving

2016-08-10 04:26

China's Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia claimed gold in the women's synchronized 10 metre platform diving event at the Rio Games on Tuesday, with Malaysia and Canada respectively taking the silver and bronze medals as the venue's pool turned a bright green hue.

Serena eliminated in third round upset

2016-08-10 11:52

Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams was bundled out of the Rio de Janeiro tennis tournament in the third round of the singles on Tuesday after a shock 6-4 6-3 defeat to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.

Phelps adds Olympic gold medal haul to historic 21

2016-08-10 09:57

Michael Phelps seized the 20th Olympic gold medal of a swimming career that keeps on giving with a 200 metres butterfly triumph on Tuesday that avenged his stinging 2012 defeat to South African Chad Le Clos.

Weightlifter Deng Wei breaks world records at Rio Olympics

2016-08-10 04:14

Deng Wei of China breaks two world records in the women's 63kg weightlifting to win the gold medal with a total of 262kg.

Rio to make new flags for China after criticism over flaws

2016-08-09 11:07

The Rio 2016 organizing committee is making new flags for China after Chinese citizens watching the ceremony on television complained that the stars were incorrectly positioned.

Trite, right and bright spots of Rio 2016

2016-08-10 08:23

I thought the Olympic Games, no matter their venue, are meant to be sellout events. On second thought, triggered by Rio's half-empty stands, I think the world has changed.

Chinese swimmers make splash with medals of all colors

2016-08-09 10:35

Top swimmer Sun Yang overcame the first day of gloom with a 200m freestyle title as teammates Xu Jiayu and Fu Yuanhui added glory.

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