Rio Olympics

More Carnival than clockwork, but Rio pulls it off
In the end, it was a tale of two Games. The yin and yang Olympics, one of stark contrasts between the feats on the field of play, and regrettable actions off it.
For Brazil, it was always about football
The Rio Games featured 28 sports but, deep down, host nation Brazil only really cared about one of those: football.
Russia wins fifth straight group all around gold
Russia's rhythmic gymnasts shut out the rest of the world for a fifth successive Olympics on Sunday, with a free-flowing acrobatic display with hoops and clubs winning them another group all-around go ...
Kenya's Kipchoge triumphs in men's marathon
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the men's Olympic marathon with a dominating performance, running alone into the Sambadrome and finishing in two hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds on Sunday.
Brazil football gold will be the memory Rio never forgets
In Brazil it will be the Olympic moment everyone remembers.
Neymar finds redemption in display of skill and grit
The frenetic home fans packed into Rio's Maracana stadium on Saturday held their collective breath as Brazil captain Neymar walked up to take his side's fifth kick in a shoot-out to decide the Olympic ...
Mamun hails victory for 'two countries'
Born in Moscow to a Bangladeshi father, rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun showed off her exquisite balancing and twirling skills as she captured what she called "a victory for two countries" in the ind ...
Neymar hands Brazil precious football gold medal
Neymar shed tears of joy after delivering Brazil's first men's football gold medal with the winning penalty in a 5-4 shootout triumph over Germany after a thrilling final ended in a draw following ext ...