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A day after the Rio Paralympics came to a close the Olympic focus has shifted over to Tokyo where preparations for the 2020 edition have already begun.
Hungary’s Olympic athletes received a warm welcome upon their return to Budapest from Rio: with eight gold medals and 15 overall the country finished 12th in the medals…
On Day 5 of the Rio Olympics, Spain’s Mireia Belmonte won the 200 metres butterfly, making her the first Spanish woman to win an Olympic swimming gold medal.
Sun Yang has gained his second medal at the Rio Olympics on Monday, winning gold in the Olympic men’s 200 metres freestyle.
The Rio 2016 Olympics have only just begun but the drumbeat is already rolling for Tokyo 2020.
The opening day of the Rio Olympics was supposed to be a time of celebration, glory and drama.
Faster, Higher, Stronger is the Olympic motto for athletes, but could easily be used for the Rio workers who rushed to finish before the start of the world's biggest multi-sport event.
BERLIN 1936 Jesse Owens spoils Hitler’s parade The infamous Berlin Olympics of 1936 are most often remembered for two men: Adolf Hitler and Jesse
PARIS 1924 Olympic stars on the rise By the time the Olympics Games returned to Paris after 24 years, its international appeal had radically
MELBOURNE/STOCKHOLM 1956 “Blood in the Water” For the first time the Games travelled to the southern hemisphere, or at least most of the Games
BARCELONA 1992 A changed world boycotts Olympic boycotts Politically, much had changed in the world between 1988 and 1992. The Soviet bloc had
MOSCOW 1980 US boycott reduces the numbers Only 80 countries took part in the 1980 Moscow Games, the lowest number since 1956. The USA led a
LONDON 1908 A longer Marathon provides the highlight The 1908 Games had originally been awarded to Rome but it became clear that the Italian
MEXICO CITY 1968: Records vanish into thin air For the first, and so far only time the Games were held at high altitude in the Mexican capital. The
The Olympic torch relay completed another week of its scenic tour through Brazil, where it will be carried by some 12,000 people in 335 cities up
The first ever Olympic Games to take place on South American soil is now looming large. The 2016 Rio Olympics begin on August 5th and some 10,000
With this year’s Olympic Games just around the corner, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor is trying to dampen down fears over the Zika virus. Eduardo Paes says
Australian athletes at this summer’s Rio Olympics will be supplied with condoms which offer “near complete” protection against the mosquito-borne
Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray said on Tuesday he would not being staying at the athletes’ village at this summer’s Rio Olympics, instead
The Olympic torch relay for the Rio Games began on Tuesday in the country’s capital Brasilia. President, Dilma Rousseff, who may face impeachment
The Olympic Flame was handed over to organisers of this summer’s Games in Rio de Janeiro during a ceremony at the Panathinaic stadium.
The Olympic flame was taken through the Eleonas refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday to highlight the plight of over one million people who have fled
With the Brazilian president facing impeachment, the economy in the doldrums and a number of venues beset by problems, you’d be forgiven for thinking
The United States women’s soccer team could boycott this summer’s Rio Olympics unless their demands for equal pay as the men’s national side are met
Delays in the construction of the Rio Olympic velodrome has forced organisers to cancel its only test event before the Games, as Brazil’s widening
Brazil’s defence minister this week said any violent protests over the deepening political and economic crisis in the country will be met by force as
The Paris 2024 Olympic bid committee unveiled on Tuesday their new Eiffel Tower-inspired logo at a ceremony in the French capital. The design