Tag: 2016 Rio Olympics
Controversial preacher says sports today has become a platform to seek popularity and money, instead of being about patriotism.
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.
The 53-year-old has been lambasted online over the team's performance in Rio, with Chinese social media users demanding his resignation.
"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."
There was a massive outpouring of sympathy from Malaysians who encouraged the shuttler after he failed at his third attempt at Olympic gold.
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 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.
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.
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.
Re-analysis of samples from 2008 using new techniques discovered the banned substances stanozolol and turinabol, the International Olympic Committee said.
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.
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.
"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."
Police in Brazil find video evidence Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers vandalised petrol station and paid for damages.
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.
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.
Belgium, also playing in their first final, had taken the lead in the third minute through Tanguy Cosyns.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.