Sports / Newsmakers

Thrasher shoots to stardom

2016-08-08 08:37

Virginia Thrasher went through a three-week spring whirlwind, winning three NCAA titles and a spot on the United States' Olympic shooting team.

Modest Vinh makes history for Vietnam

2016-08-08 08:37

Hoang Xuan Vinh ended Vietnam's six-decade wait for an Olympic gold medal on Saturday, but he wasn't about to make a song and dance about his historic feat.

Hungary's 'Iron Lady' shows her mettle in 400m

2016-08-08 08:37

Katinka Hosszu filled a glaring gap in her resume on Saturday by making her first Olympic medal a gold - and with a stunning world record to boot.

Tendulkar at rugby as IOC looks to woo India's sport

2016-08-08 08:37

The sight of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in the stands at the Rio Games rugby on Saturday was a reminder that at least one major international sport remains outside the Olympic embrace.

Brazilian marathon runner lights Olympic cauldron

2016-08-06 13:07

Brazilian long-distance runner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima lit the Olympic cauldron in the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Games 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.

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.

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.

Cool Bolt leaves 'em flustered

2016-08-06 07:42

Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles are reigning Olympic and world champions in gymnastics, but meeting Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt in Rio proved an overwhelming experience for the US teammates on Wednesday.

Hingis cherishes second chance

2016-08-06 07:42

After 20 years, Martina returns to Olympic stage

Yi taking aim at a repeat

2016-08-06 07:42

China has two of the best female rifle shooters in the world, and both will be in the hunt for the first gold to be decided at the Rio Olympics on Saturday.

IOC approves 271 Russian athletes to compete in Rio Olympics

2016-08-05 10:53

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Thursday that 271 Russian athletes have been allowed to participate in the Rio Games which will officially open on Friday.

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