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Brazilian branching into history

2016-08-11 08:08

Host nation's lone golfer learned to play with clubs fashioned from tree parts

Professionals find they're no longer kings of the ring

2016-08-11 08:08

The three professional boxers that bucked 112 years of amateur competition in the Olympics have all been eliminated from the tournament.

Chusovitina turning back the clock at her seventh Games

2016-08-11 08:08

Gymnasts have among the shortest career spans of any athletes, and few make it to more than two or, at the very most, three Olympics. But Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina is taking part in her seventh.

Water color has a murky explanation

2016-08-11 08:08

Green, not gold, was the color of the day at the Olympic diving venue.

Ning Zetao misses final chance in 100m freestyle

2016-08-10 17:34

Ning Zetao, who became the first Asian man ever to win the 100m freestyle at the world championships in Kazan last year, failed to qualify for the men's 100m freestyle final at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

Serena eliminated in third round upset

2016-08-10 11:52

Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams was bundled out of the Rio de Janeiro tennis tournament in the third round of the singles on Tuesday after a shock 6-4 6-3 defeat to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.

Taking aim at making net gains

2016-08-10 08:22

With tennis interest booming across the nation, Chinese players fully embraced the challenge of the Olympic tournament - despite knowing they faced some very long odds.

Fans flock to view funny Fu

2016-08-10 08:22

Swimmer Fu Yuanhui's bronze medal might not be the most eye-catching prize Team China has won at the Olympics, but the "prehistorical power" she displayed in placing third in the women's 100-meter backstroke has vaulted her into the global spotlight - along with some hilarious TV interviews.

Kim claims table tennis bronze for DPRK on Olympic debut

2016-08-11 09:48

Olympic table tennis debutant Kim Song-I of DPR Korea denied star paddler Ai Fukuhara's chance of taking a revenge for fellow Japanese Kasumi Ishikawa on Wednesday.

What they say

2016-08-10 08:22

"It's great for kids who are watching judo now. Seeing someone like me who left the City of God, who started judo at 5 years of age as a joke."

Table tennis gets easier under globe's brightest spotlight

2016-08-10 08:22

Here's a secret about table tennis. The world's most prestigious tournament, the Olympics, is also one of the easiest.

British diver offers muted praise for 'beatable' champions

2016-08-10 08:22

British star Tom Daley insisted that China's ruthlessly efficient divers are "beatable" as he looked ahead to an enticing new clash after winning a bronze medal in the 10m synchronized event.

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