Sports / Newsmakers

Bolt says athletics on right track

2016-08-10 08:22

Jamaican superstar confident his sport can purge itself of specter of doping

Phelps touts cupping, but does it work?

2016-08-10 08:22

Michael Phelps woke up on the morning of the first race of his fifth Olympics with some soreness in his right shoulder.

Fukuhara upsets 2nd seed Feng to make her first semis in Olympic table tennis

2016-08-10 11:37

Japanese star paddler Ai Fukuhara claimed her best result so far in an Olympic Games after the women's singles sixth seed upset Singapore's No 2 seed Feng Tianwei 4-0 here on Tuesday to make through into the semifinal of Rio 2016.

Women's sevens wins fans with action-packed finale

2016-08-10 08:22

Women's rugby sevens has a bright future at the Olympics, Australia's coach Tim Walsh said after his side won the sport's debut gold in Rio.

Phelps puts spotlight on cupping

2016-08-10 06:36

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps led American swimmers to a gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay, but what grabbed media attention and led to stories and photos around the globe were the purple and red circles on his back.

Facial expressions of Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui goes viral

2016-08-09 14:29

Chinese women swimmer Fu Yuanhui has created a sensation not just by winning the bronze medal, but also by her facial expressions during an interview.

Calm Zhang makes parents proud

2016-08-09 08:01

For the family of pistol shooter Zhang Mengxue, Sunday night was filled with emotion.

Wu dives to golden milestone

2016-08-09 08:01

Chinese diver Wu Minxia cemented her name in Olympic history on Sunday, becoming the sport's most decorated female when she partnered with Shi Tingmao on five flawless dives to win gold in the synchronized 3-meter springboard competition.

Samsonov sees parity coming

2016-08-09 08:01

Belarusian star Vladimir Samsonov has predicted China's dominance of table tennis will eventually come to an end.

Shang shakes off fever in qualifier

2016-08-09 08:01

Chinese gymnast Shang Chunsong was relieved she was able to play apart in qualifying on Sunday after illness almost caused her to miss the competition.

Phelps tuning in to sixth sense

2016-08-09 08:01

When Michael Phelps arrived in Rio as a 31-year-old swimmer who had retired once and endured plenty of turmoil away from the pool, everyone wondered just how many gold medals was a realistic goal.

Sixers like what they see in Saric

2016-08-09 08:01

With one big block, Dario Saric gave a glimpse of what the 76ers can't wait to see in Philadelphia.

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