Greatest Usain Bolt bows out with ninth Olympic gold

Greatest Usain Bolt bows out with ninth Olympic gold

Usain Bolt drew down the curtain on his brilliant Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games when Jamaica successfully defended the 4×100 metres relay crown in Rio on Friday. Two days shy of his 30th birthday, Bolt anchored his country to victory in 37.27 seconds so adding […]

Bolt wins 200m at Rio, clinching his eighth Olympic gold

Bolt wins 200m at Rio, clinching his eighth Olympic gold

Usain Bolt won his second gold medal of the Rio Olympics, brushing aside all-comers again in his favourite 200m sprint but failing in his bid to smash his own world record. The Jamaican triumphed as Britain’s Brownlee brothers dominated in triathlon to keep their country ahead of China in the medals race. Meanwhile, an Iranian […]

France wins Olympic golds in windsurfing and fencing

France wins Olympic golds in windsurfing and fencing

There was a double dose of Olympic glory for France on Sunday as the country took home golds in both windsurfing and fencing. France’s men’s fencing team combined to easily defeat Italy 45-31 in the team epee competition in what was a matchup between two of the sport’s traditional powers. France was already the favourite […]

Usain Bolt wins Olympic gold in 100m for third time

Usain Bolt wins Olympic gold in 100m for third time

Usain Bolt roared into Olympic history here Sunday, capturing an unprecedented third consecutive 100m crown to confirm his place in the pantheon of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen. The 29-year-old Jamaican legend, competing in his final Olympics, powered over the line in 9.81sec, vanquishing drug-tainted American rival Justin Gatlin who took silver […]

French pair win Olympic gold at men’s lightweight double sculls

French pair win Olympic gold at men’s lightweight double sculls

French duo Jeremie Azou and Pierre Houin won the Olympics men’s lightweight double sculls on Friday. They crossed the line in 6min 30.7sec to beat Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan of Ireland and Norway’s Kristoffer Brun and Are Strandli. Ilse Paulis and Maalke Head of the Netherlands won the women’s lightweight sculls race in 7:04.03. […]

Fiji wins first ever Olympic gold while cycling records tumble

Fiji wins first ever Olympic gold while cycling records tumble

Thursday proved a night to remember for Fiji as the tiny island nation won its first ever Olympic gold, while there was world-record breaking cycling action in the velodrome on the sixth day of the Games in Rio. Fiji’s gold — in fact its first Olympic medal of any kind — came in style as […]

Police and protesters clash as Olympic torch passes through Rio

Police and protesters clash as Olympic torch passes through Rio

Police used rubber bullets and pepper spray against protesters as the Olympic torch passed through a poor suburb of Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, two days before South America’s first Olympic Games open under tight security. Some 85,000 police, soldiers and security personnel will be deployed in Rio, more than double the amount in London […]