The World Anti-Doping Agency has imposed a four-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem and team names at Olympic and other major sports events. The ban means Russia will be unable to formally compete in next summer's Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
Olympic boxing hopefuls have been left in limbo less than two years before the Tokyo 2020 Games after planning for the tournament was frozen on Friday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that it has put plans on hold for the boxing competition after launching an investigation into the sport’s governing body the International Boxing Association (Aiba).
The 2016 Olympics men's soccer tournament has been one of stories. Of Nigeria overcoming a late arrival and numerous injuries to make a deep run. Of Honduras continually upsetting the odds. Of Mexico falling flat. Of Argentina falling apart. And most importantly, of Germany's quiet dominance and of Brazil's resurgence on the road to the gold medal match.
While decorated American swimmer Ryan Lochte remained safely in the United States, his three teammates, blocked from leaving Rio de Janeiro by Brazilian authorities, faced additional questioning Thursday as Lochte’s harrowing story of an armed robbery at gunpoint Sunday morning began to unravel.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands figures she'll retire the stars-and-stripes socks and frame them with her gold medal. In an all-American mixed doubles final Sunday, Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock won the title as first-time Olympians. And they did it against an opponent who has won as many medals -- and as many golds -- as any tennis player in history.
To come out of the tunnel to the audible cheers from your family members and few fans, only to then to watch him come out to raucous applause and stadium-wide cheers. To stand beside him as all the runners are introduced, and see him dance and play to the crowd as everyone else around him tries to focus. It’s not that the pressure doesn’t get to him, but that he enjoys it. He revels in it. You’re trying to concentrate, knowing the gravity of the race before you, and he’s not even bothered.
Justin Rose of Great Britain has won the gold medal in men's golf, the first one awarded since 1904 in St. Louis.
There are 205 countries competing in Rio, many for decades, and most of them can't match Phelps' total of 23 golds.
Team GB's Paul Drinkhall, Liam Pitchford and Sam Walker are knocked out by China in the men's team quarter-finals.
Golf medals will be handed out Sunday for the first time in 112 years and some of the best golfers in the world are in contention for gold, silver and bronze
Britain's Justin Rose and Swede Henrik Stenson were battling it out for golf's first Olympic gold medal in the modern era with Rose fighting to protect a one-stroke lead in the final round.
Michael Phelps picked up his fifth gold medal of the Rio Games by swimming the butterfly leg of the U.S. 4x100-meter medley relay. Saturday's victory gives him 23 career gold medals.
For months, all we see in the news is a nation on the verge of economic collapse, a nation on its way out. Monica gave us our spirit back.
Fencing. It's the sport where you don't know who's competing until they unmask themselves. Five black athletes are competing with the U.S. team.
30-year-old New Jersey native became the first U.S. Olympian to wear a hijab during competition; now she has a medal, too
Justin Rose made two eagles en route to a third-round 66 and has a one-stroke lead entering Sunday's final round of the Olympic golf tournament.
The first time Kerry Simmonds tried rowing was the summer before her freshman year in college. It was a nice day. Her mother suggested they go to San Diego's Mission Bay and, what the heck, take a learn-to-row class.
Simone Manuel anchored the U.S. women's 4x100 meters medley relay team to victory on Saturday for her second gold medal of the Rio Olympics.
Michael Phelps should not attempt to swim at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Sure, he could do it. But what is there left to accomplish?
In a display of sheer guts, 22-year-old Monica Puig won gold at the Rio Olympics, beating world No. 2 Angelique Kerber in a roller coaster, three-set final. And social media went nuts! Turns out Puig is the first Puerto Rican female athlete to win an Olympic medal and the first to win a gold. Period.