Athletics

Quotes from Rio

‘We bought the land in 2014, in the year 2015 we build the house and in the year 2016 we’ve painted the house.’
– Brazil’s Alison Cerutti on the long process to winning the gold medal in men’s beach volleyball…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Tragic Venezuela boxer says medal will change life

Tragic Venezuela boxer says medal will change life

An Olympic flyweight whose former trainer killed his sister and then himself celebrated winning Venezuela’s first boxing medal in 32 years on Friday and said he expected it to herald a new start in his traumatic life…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
From the Sidelines

From the Sidelines

Russia’s Margarita Mamun competes in the individual all-around qualifying event of the Rhythmic Gymnastics of the Rio 2016 Olympic…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, August 19, 2016. -- AP photo

Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold medal

Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented ‘triple triple’ and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio…

August 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Usain Bolt  of Jamaica crosses the finish line to win 200m sprint gold in 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro on Friday. ¬ - Reuters photo

Peerless Bolt powers to 200m gold

The incomparable Usain Bolt powered his way around the Rio track to win the Olympic 200 metres gold for the third straight Games in 19.78 seconds on Thursday and remain on course for an extraordinary ‘triple-triple’ of sprint titles…

August 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Brazil police pull US swimmers from flight amid robbery probe

Brazil police pull US swimmers from flight amid robbery probe

Brazilian police stopped two US Olympic swimmers from boarding a flight home on Wednesday to question them about how they and two team mates were…

August 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Usain Bolt completes his 100m sprint win in Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. - Reuters photo

Bolt shines bright, wins another gold in Olympic 100m

If there were any doubts, it took less than 10 seconds — 9.81, to be exact — for Usain Bolt to erase them…

August 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Wayde van Niekerk shatters world record in 400m

Wayde van Niekerk shatters world record in 400m

Exploding out of the blocks in lane eight, Wayde van Niekerk didn’t see another runner during the entire Olympic 400-meter final…

August 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Farah roars to another 10,000m title

Farah roars to another 10,000m title

Britain’s Mo Farah shrugged off an early fall to cement his place in the pantheon of distance greats by retaining his Olympic 10,000 metres title with a blistering final lap on Saturday…

August 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
United States' Michael Phelps competes in the men's 4 x 100-meter medley relay final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Saturday, August 13, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. -- AP photo

Phelps wins 23rd gold in final race

American legend Michael Phelps won a 23rd Olympic title in his final race at Games, as Great Britain took silver in the men’s 4x100m medley relay…

August 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Mezbah hits new low

Mezbah hits new low

Mezbahuddin Ahmed, the fastest man of Bangladesh, was eliminated from the preliminary stage of the 100-metre sprint event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after…

August 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Singapore rejoices over first Olympic gold

Singapore rejoices over first Olympic gold

Singapore exploded in celebration Saturday after homegrown swimming hero Joseph Schooling beat US legend Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly in…

August 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports

Phelps says ‘I’m done!’

No means no. No amount of cajoling, arm-twisting and pleading by his team mates and swimming fans around the world will make Michel Phelps change his…

August 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Comeback king Ervin already looking at Tokyo

Comeback king Ervin already looking at Tokyo

Moments after becoming the first male swimmer to win an Olympic gold in the same event 16 years apart, 35-year-old Anthony Ervin said he would look to…

August 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports

It’s ‘Good v Evil’ again

The battle to be crowned world’s fastest man takes centre stage at the Rio Olympics today with Usain Bolt facing another showdown with Justin Gatlin where…

August 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports

Wiggins to end cycling career where it all began

Bradley Wiggins said he will finish his career where it all started after claiming a fifth Olympic title at the Rio Games. The 36-year-old Briton won his eighth Olympic medal…

August 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
United States’ Katie Ledecky (2nd-R) celebrates with her team-mates after winning the women’s 4 x 200-metre freestyle relay final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Thursday. — AP photo

Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on

Australia’s new teenage swimming sensation Kyle Chalmers won the blue riband Olympic 100m freestyle gold, as golf headed for a controversial return to the Games after 112 years…

August 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Front Page, Other Games, Sports
United States' Michael Phelps celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter butterfly during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, August 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. -- AP photo

Phelps wins 21st gold in freestyle relay

Michael Phelps claimed his second gold medal in one night and the 21st of his career as the United States won the men’s 4×200 metres Olympic freestyle relay on Tuesday…

August 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Michael Phelps (USA) of USA kisses his gold medal.  — Reuters photo

More Olympics records fall as Phelps collects 19th gold

Michael Phelps picked up his 19th gold medal on a second night of world records in the Olympic pool, with Katie Ledecky cruising to women’s 400 metres freestyle…

August 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman leads his contingent during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. — AFP photo

Gisele, samba as Rio gets Games party started

The Rio Games launched with a flamboyant spectacle headlined by supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Friday as a doom-laden Olympic build-up gave way to an energetic party atmosphere at the fabled Maracana stadium…

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