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  • WADA says hackers may have doctored leaked data

    Computer hackers who leaked the medical records of more than 100 top athletes in a bid to reveal questionable drug exemptions may have tampered with the data, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

  • Hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose

    Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose are among athletes targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group.

  • 'Huge' gender pay gap in sport not closing

    The huge gulf between how much male and female athletes are paid is not likely to narrow in the foreseeable future.

  • WADA says hackers released another batch of athlete data

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential medical data earlier this week.

  • Farah was fixing fantasy team

    Mo Farah reveals what he was doing just minutes before walking onto the track to make Olympic history.

  • Lochte gets 10-month suspension

    American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, US media reported on Wednesday, following a scandal

  • Lochte banned 10 months

    US swimmer Ryan Lochte is slapped with a 10-month suspension following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at the Olympics.

  • Zheng sends Rio gold medallist Puig packing

    Monica Puig, whose Olympic tennis triumph in Rio de Janeiro gave Puerto Rico their first ever Games gold, is unceremoniously bundled out of the US Open.

  • Rio court to return passports to Irish Olympic officials

    A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil.

  • Top Kenyan Olympic committee official arrested

    Kenyan police arrest the secretary-general of the country's Olympic committee (NOCK) in the wake of a series of scandals and embarrassments at the Rio Games.

  • Malachowski sells medal to save boy

    Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, said that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

  • Olympian sells Rio medal to save boy battling cancer

    Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, says that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

  • Lochte charged over false robbery claim

    The Brazilian authorities have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.

  • Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo

    The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio's sometimes shaky 2016 instalment.

  • Greg swaps spikes for dancing shoes

    Britain's long jump world champion Greg Rutherford is to take a break from his day job to appear on the BBC's popular

  • Seniors rule in USA's run to basketball gold

    On a team of mostly first-time young Olympians, veterans Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant steal the show as the USA win its third straight gold medal.

  • 'Good-time' Indian officials under fire for Rio flop

    As Olympic under-achievers India head home from Rio having failed to win a gold medal, its gate-crashing, selfie-taking officials have been accused of failing to help its athletes taste success.

  • Groundbreaking games for women in Rio

    From the dizzying gymnastics heights of African-American Simone Biles to Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik and Brazilian golden girl Rafaela Silva in judo -- Rio proves a groundbreaking Games for women.

  • 'Marvellous' Rio flames out

    The Rio Olympics end in a blaze of colour with an exuberant closing ceremony as Tokyo take up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020.

  • Kipchoge wins 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.

  • Centrowitz blazes to win in 1,500m

    Matthew Centrowitz produced a stunning gun-to-tape 1500m run on Saturday to claim the United States' first gold in the event since 1908.

  • Beitia leaps to first-ever glory

    Spaniard Ruth Beitia leaped into the Rio night to win Spain's first Olympic gold medal in women's athletics and claim her first global outdoor high jump crown at the age of 37 on Saturday.


    I have fulfilled my dream and to have fulfilled it in my home country makes me very proud.

  • Record sixth gold for Felix

    Allyson Felix clinches a record sixth career Olympic gold as the United States win the 4x400m relay for a sixth straight Games.

  • Mighty Mo seals distance double

    Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic Olympic distance double double with victory in the 5,000m as American runner Matt Centrowitz scores an upset win to claim gold in the 1,500m.

  • Neymar's nerves of steel hand Brazil first gold

    Brazil superstar Neymar strikes the winning penalty as the hosts claim a first ever Olympic football gold medal before announcing his intention to step down as captain of the national team.

  • Rio Olympics: Australian sports bodies fall out

    A split has developed between Australia's two peak sports bodies in the wake of the nation's underwhelming results at the Rio Olympics.

  • Rio Olympics: Stefanidi wins pole vault gold for Greece

    Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi wins the Olympic pole vault and her country's first athletics gold since the 2004 Athens Games.

  • Bolt bows out with historic triple-triple

    Usain Bolt put the seal on a glittering Olympic career with a blistering 4x100m relay victory that clinched sprint's first ever 'triple triple'. With his unprecedented third straight 100m, 200m and 4x100m clean sweep, Bolt joins Carl Lewis and Paavo Nurmi on a record-equalling nine track and field Olympic gold medals.

  • Brazil face Germany with scars of 7-1

    Even though Rogeiro Micale, the coach of Brazil's Olympic football team played down talks of revenge, revenge is expected to