Sports / Olympic News Updates

Russian delegation make appearance at Rio Olympics opening ceremony

2016-08-06 12:51

The Russian delegation made their appearance in the opening ceremony on Friday after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave the greenlight to over 270 athletes at the Rio Olympic Games.

First ever Refugee Olympic Team spotlight at Rio Games opening ceremony

2016-08-06 10:28

The first ever Olympic refugee team became the spotlight in the Rio Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.

Samsung uses Rio Olympics to break VR content conundrum

2016-08-06 07:41

Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium is huge, with more than 78,000 seats from which lucky fans could watch the 2016 Olympic opening ceremonies on Friday (local time). Samsung Electronics Co is betting the best place to watch is from your couch, with its virtual reality headset to transport you to Brazil.

Fencing champion Lei Sheng leads China into opening ceremony

2016-08-06 08:51

The Chinese delegation, led by flag bearer Lei Sheng, marched into the Maracana Stadium in the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday.

Nadal delighted at leading Spain into Maracana

2016-08-06 12:31

Former tennis world No 1 Rafael Nadal could not hide his delight after finally holding Spain's flag at an Olympic opening ceremony on Friday.

IOC opens door for 271 Russians

2016-08-06 07:42

The IOC on Thursday approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes to the Rio Olympics, meaning 70 percent of the country's original team will compete after a doping scandal dominated the buildup to the games.

Student digs for gold with torch

2016-08-06 07:42

An enterprising Brazilian college student has found a way to make money off one of the torches used to carry the Olympic flame toward Rio de Janeiro: get tourists to pose with it for pictures.

Minnows among the sharks

2016-08-06 07:42

While swimming legend Michael Phelps flies first class, earns millions from lucrative sponsorship deals and is aided by scientific training methods, spare a thought for the sport's plucky minnows.

Age no barrier for Kiwis

2016-08-06 07:42

New Zealand riding legend Mark Todd is the grizzled poster boy for the hardy bunch of sixty-somethings competing in the Rio equestrian arena starting on Saturday.

Rio Olympic Games raise its curtain

2016-08-06 08:12

Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,Aug 5, 2016.

HK heads to Games with medal hopes

2016-08-06 07:18

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is pinning its medal hopes on cycling, windsurfing and badminton at the Rio Summer Olympics, according to Commissioner for Sports Yeung Tak-keung.

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