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Robson Conceição crowned Olympic

Rio de Janiero, Aug 16, 2016: The crowd raised the roof inside a packed Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Tuesday night as Robson Conceição and Sofiane Oumiha of France entered the arena for the Men’s Lightweight (60kg) Final, and the Brazilian responded with a flourishing start. Oumiha, too, found his range early on,

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Biles joins golden record club

Rio de Janiero, Aug 16, 2016: Biles floors the competition for fourth gold Simone Biles’s Olympic finals ended as they began, with the American champion atop the podium, a gold medal around her neck. After golds with the U.S. team, in the All-around and on Vault as well as bronze on Beam, the

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IOC sanctions Yulia Chermoshanskaya

Rio de Janiero, Aug 16, 2016: Yulia Chermoshanskaya, The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. To provide a level playing field for all

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Youngest Olympic Table Tennis Medalist

Rio de Janiero, Aug 16, 2016: The Japanese trio of Ai FUKUHARA, Kasumi ISHIKAWA and Mima ITO are the Rio 2016 Olympic Table Tennis Women’s Team Bronze medalists after a 3-1 victory over Singapore. With her victory, ITO is now the youngest ever medalist to be awarded at an Olympic Table Tennis

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Day of glory for Petrounias, Ri and Wevers

Rio de Janiero, Aug 15, 2016: Dutch delight After two World titles and the top qualification score, Simone Biles was expected to win her fourth Olympic gold on Balance Beam Monday. But an uncharacteristic slip left the door open for someone else, and Sanne Wevers spun her way to the title. The

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Bridgestone Named First Founding Partner of Olympic Channel

Rio de Janiero, Aug 15, 2016: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced a collaborative agreement that makes the world’s largest tyre and rubber company the first Founding Partner of the Olympic Channel. The new, ground-breaking digital platform, where fans can experience the power of sport and the

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Falko Hanisch secures dramatic win in the boys amateur championship at Muirfield

Gullane, Scotland, Aug 14, 2016: Falko Hanisch came out on top after the closely fought 36-hole Final of the 90th Boys Amateur Championship at Muirfield today. The 16-year-old German defeated Spain’s Alejandro Aguilera on the 37th hole to seal the biggest win of his young career. He has earned a place in

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Murray makes history with second Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro, Aug14, 2016: After a marathon battle, Andy Murray finally felled gentle giant Juan Martin del Potro in a gruelling four sets to win his second Olympic men’s singles gold medal. An absorbing match lasting four hours and two minutes – ending with both players in tears – saw Murray

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Pakistan Cricket team retains third position

Dubai, 14 August 2016: Pakistan has remained in third position on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings but could rise to number-one depending on how the Colombo Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, and the fourth Test between the West Indies and India in Port of Spain pan out. Following a

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Klishina excluded pirated Stepanova

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13, 2016: Klishina excluded pirated Stepanova, On the ninth day of the Games, Russia was hoping not to be noticed by the only performance of its athletes in Rio de Janeiro. It missed. One after the red lights lit up twice in front of his name. Two cases