Sports / Newsmakers

French pole vaulter feels fans' wrath

2016-08-18 07:55

IOC boss slams 'shocking behavior' of Brazilian crowd during podium ceremony

Homecoming for China coach

2016-08-18 07:55

Competing in the Olympics is the culmination of a long and arduous journey for the athletes, but for Rick Azevedo, head coach of China's female water polo team, the road to Rio has been even more daunting.

Racin' Jason dubbed 'untouchable'

2016-08-18 07:55

Britain's Kenny completes his golden hat-trick

Rocket's ride a first for Malaysia

2016-08-18 07:55

Eight years after carrying Malaysia's flag at the opening of the Beijing Olympics, Azizulhasni Awang finally fulfilled the dream of winning his country's first medal in track cycling on Tuesday.

Daunting journey for resilient 'Missing Kidney'

2016-08-18 07:55

Isaquias Queiroz was badly scalded at age 3, was kidnapped two years later and at age 10 he lost a kidney after falling from a tree.

Brazil finds new ring hero in former street peddler

2016-08-18 07:55

Robson Conceicao said he felt like he was still dreaming after he became the first Brazilian to win Olympic boxing gold on Tuesday in front of an exhilarated Rio crowd.

China takes a tumble in gymnastics

2016-08-18 07:55

An "empty brain" contributed to China leaving Rio without any gymnastics gold medals - the nation's worst showing since returning to the Games in 1984.

King Kong already targeting Tokyo after Rio romp

2016-08-18 07:55

Even before the final serve in Tuesday's women's table tennis team final, China head coach Kong Linghui was thinking about the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Photo finishes at Rio Olympics

2016-08-17 15:11

Even 0.001s can make a difference on the track, or in the pool. Missteps by pre-race favorites or disqualifications of players can also help athletes win medals. Let's check out some of the incredible victories at this year’s Olympics and relive the beauty of uncertainty of sports.

Golden oldies showing the way

2016-08-17 07:33

At 54, Argentinian Olympic sailor Santiago Lange is tired and in pain. And on the cusp of winning gold.

Italian shakes off crash to collect omnium gold

2016-08-17 07:33

Italy's Elia Viviani recovered from a crash before breaking down in floods of tears in his parents' arms after winning the men's cycling omnium gold on Monday.

Funny girl gives Olympics a new face

2016-08-17 07:35

Once about a decade ago I was asked by a former Olympic gold medalist to help her prepare a speech in front of a group of successful businesspeople in Beijing.

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