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Injury, fatigue cancel Czechs

2016-08-15 08:05

Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka were both still awake at 5 am, a mere nine hours before they would play for the Olympic bronze medal.

Another sprint, another Jamaican

2016-08-15 07:38

A changing of the guard in women's sprints doesn't mean a redrawing of the map.

Buoyant Xu sees silver lining

2016-08-15 07:23

Navigating waves and squalls at sea, Chinese sailing star Xu Lijia has fully embraced the sport despite a disappointing end to her third Olympics.

Romantic ending for Olympic diving lovebirds

2016-08-15 06:26

Silver medalist He Zi of China (R) receives a marriage proposal from teammate Qin Kai after the medal ceremony of the women's 3 meter springboard at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. Qin won the men's 3 meter synchronized 3m springboard on August 10.

China's trampoline veteran He Wenna announces retirement

2016-08-13 15:35

Beijing Olympic champion He Wenna of China announced retirement after finishing fourth in the women's trampoline event at the Rio Olympic Games on Friday.

Ervin breaks age barrier as US adds to gold medal haul

2016-08-13 11:07

Anthony Ervin became the oldest swimmer to claim an Olympic gold medal as the USA won another three finals in Rio's pool on Friday.

Women's epee team settles for silver, markswoman Du eyes retirement

2016-08-12 10:37

The defending Chinese women's epee team fails to retain its crown; shooter Du Li says she is likely to stop training after the Rio Games.

Ding makes up for London loss

2016-08-12 08:10

All-China rematch with teammate Li marks a milestone in Games history

Anthony shoots his way to the top

2016-08-12 08:10

Carmelo becomes Team USA's all-time scoring leader in win over Australia

Tan setting her sights on Korean dominance

2016-08-12 08:10

The aura surrounding South Korea's top women archers can sap a rival's confidence before the draw of the first arrow, but not Chinese Taipei world No 2 Tan Ya-ting, who feels ready to prick their bubble in Rio.

'Steel Roses' dream of reaching full bloom

2016-08-12 08:10

Having already realized the goal they set for Rio, China's female soccer stars are now dreaming bigger.

Gatlin shrugs off derision

2016-08-12 08:10

It didn't take long for Justin Gatlin's name to get dragged into the doping drama swirling at the Olympics.

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