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Olympic flag lands in Tokyo

THE Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo yesterday as Japan’s capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio’s sometimes shaky 2016 instalment. Tokyo Governor Yuriko ...

August 25, 2016, Thursday


Russia loses appeal against ban

RUSSIA has lost its appeal against a ban from next month’s Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping program, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said yesterday. The decision to exclude Russia’s ...

August 24, 2016, Wednesday


Protester welcomed

THE Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games will not face prosecution on his return home but will have “a heroic welcome,” a government spokesman said. Feyisa Lilesa ...

August 24, 2016, Wednesday


Stormy finale celebrates Rio’s challenging Games

A BLUSTERY storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South ...

August 23, 2016, Tuesday


Best haul falls short for Brazil as host nation

Host Brazil, backed by an emotional and enthusiastic local fan base, captured the most Olympic medals in the country’s history but fell far short of the haul that past host nations have brought in....

August 23, 2016, Tuesday


Mongolian strip-off steals show

KYLE Snyder of the United States won the last wrestling gold medal of the Rio Olympics on Sunday but Mongolia provided the most vivid drama when two of its coaches stripped off in protest at their man’s ...

August 23, 2016, Tuesday


Fewer golds but China’s athletes can still delight

CHINA blamed fierce competition for their Rio flop and promised to examine “shortcomings” after the nation’s worst Olympic performance in 20 years. China sent 410 athletes, their biggest team at a foreign ...

August 22, 2016, Monday


Cautious Zheng triumphs

To win a taekwondo gold medal without doing much fighting is an accomplishment....

August 22, 2016, Monday


Women spikers sizzle, coach makes history

HEAD held high as she took the court moments after her Chinese team entered the Maracanazinho arena, Jenny Lang Ping waved and smiled in several directions then paced around the floor observing China’s ...

August 22, 2016, Monday


Neymar finds redemption in Rio

JUST two weeks ago Neymar’s commitment to the Olympic team was questioned by Brazil’s fans. Now he’s a national hero — and an Olympic champion. Neymar buried the winning kick of a penalty shootout against ...

August 22, 2016, Monday


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