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Tee: ‘Ultra kiasu’ athletes driven by money, not patriotism

Controversial preacher says sports today has become a platform to seek popularity and money, instead of being about patriotism.

‘Marvellous’ Rio flames out as Super Abe takes baton

The city handed over the Olympic flag to Tokyo, site of the 2020 Summer Games, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared in the stadium dressed as popular video game character Mario, tunneling from Tokyo to Rio.

China coach Li calls for calm after Rio blow

The 53-year-old has been lambasted online over the team's performance in Rio, with Chinese social media users demanding his resignation.

The Olympics are over for Brazil — was it worth it?

"The main legacy of the Games was the party for Rio's people, who will never forget these days," said leading Brazilian sports analyst Juca Kfouri. "But the bill to pay will be very high."

Triple heartache but Malaysians stand proud behind shuttler

There was a massive outpouring of sympathy from Malaysians who encouraged the shuttler after he failed at his third attempt at Olympic gold.

Bolt, Phelps exit leaves Olympic void

There is no one in sight with the sporting power nor the charisma to take the place of Phelps and Bolt -- who have 32 gold medals between them -- in the swimming pool or on the running track.

China blame ‘fierce’ competition after Rio flop

China sent 410 athletes, their biggest team at a foreign Olympics, but by the penultimate day they had won just 24 gold medals, their fewest since Atlanta 1996.

Neymar hands Brazil precious soccer gold medal

The victory gave Brazil a measure of revenge for their humiliating 7-1 defeat by eventual World Cup winners Germany in the semi-finals on home soil in 2014 - a game the frustrated Neymar had to watch from the sidelines due to injury.

Unbeatable Bolt signs off with triple-triple

Two days before his 30th birthday, Bolt ran the anchor leg as the Jamaicans won in 37.27 seconds to add the relay gold to the 100 meters and 200 meters titles he had won for a third straight Olympics.

Russia stripped of 2008 4x400m relay silver over doping

Re-analysis of samples from 2008 using new techniques discovered the banned substances stanozolol and turinabol, the International Olympic Committee said.

Iran’s Yazdani wins men’s freestyle wrestling 74kg gold in Rio

Yazdani scored the winning points just seconds from the end of the under-74kg title bout against a Russian opponent who had been bleeding heavily throughout the contest.

German women give coach Neid golden goodbye

Dzsenifer Marozsan's sweet strike and Lisa Sembrant's comical own goal put Germany 2-0 up early in the second-half before Stina Blackstenius gave Sweden a lifeline.

Rank me among sport’s greats, says Bolt

"I've worked all my career, all my life for this moment. Hopefully you can read about me as one of the greatest people in sport, that's my focus."

US swimmers made up Rio robbery, vandalised gas station

Police in Brazil find video evidence Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers vandalised petrol station and paid for damages.

Can Chong Wei finally beat Lin Dan?

The 33-year-old Malaysian has fought his way back to the top of the rankings after returning from a doping ban last year and is taking a final shot at Olympic glory in Rio.

Brazilian sailors grab Olympic gold in 49erFX thriller

Three teams -- Spain, Brazil and Denmark -- went into the double-points finale with the same number of points atop the standings with New Zealand one adrift.

Argentina win first Olympic men’s field hockey gold

Belgium, also playing in their first final, had taken the lead in the third minute through Tanguy Cosyns.

USA’s Maroulis topples Yoshida for 53kg wrestling gold

Maroulis, a first-time Olympian, made the United States' first ever women's wrestling gold one to remember with her victory over the 13-time world champion.

Vietnam shooters lacked training bullets, PM says

Vietnamese state media reported that Vinh will receive around $240,000 from the state and private donors on his return -- a handsome sum in a country where the average annual income is around $2,100.

Hendrawan: Chong Wei still has ‘anger’ to prove himself

The wiry Malaysian has been ranked world number one for much of the last decade but has never won a major global title, frustrated repeatedly by 32-year-old Lin on the biggest stages.

‘Warrior’ Thompson continues Jamaican sprint legacy

"It's a big surprise to me because I have had a hamstring injury. You must overcome these things and tonight I am standing here with a gold. To beat Dafne is a hard run."

Bolt fires into 200m final, Gatlin out

Gatlin, who won 100m silver behind Bolt at the weekend, explained that he had not fully recovered from rolling his right ankle in late November.

Brazil police detain two US swimmers on plane

The court order was the latest twist in a story of a supposedly terrifying incident that embarrassed Rio authorities and ramped up the fear factor for hundreds of thousands of tourists in Rio at South America's first Olympics.

Indonesia beat Malaysia for mixed doubles gold

Roared to the title by dozens of feverish home fans, the world number three pairing pounced all over the Malaysians from the first point at the Riocentro and never dropped the pressure in the 21-14 21-12 win.