Ledecky sets record in 400 free; Phelps gets 19th gold

Aug 8, 2016

Ledecky sets record in 400 free; Phelps gets 19th gold

Katie Ledecky continued her assault on the Rio Olympics by annihilating the women’s 400-meter freestyle world record to pick up her first gold medal of the games on Sunday. Michael Phelps also extended his all-time record haul of Olympic medals with his 19th gold, ...

Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

Aug 8, 2016

Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

Rio de Janeiro’s hosting of the 2016 Olympics has divided public opinion in Brazil, where political and economic crises have put the games under scrutiny like never before. But after a seven-year buildup in which everything that could possibly go wrong did, the Olympics ...

Judoka Kondo wins Japan's first medal of Rio Games

Aug 7, 2016

Judoka Kondo wins Japan's first medal of Rio Games

Ami Kondo won Japan’s first medal of the 2016 Rio Olympics when she beat Mongolia’s Urantsetseg Munkhbat to claim bronze in the women’s 48-kg judo competition on Saturday. And Naohisa Takato soon followed with a bronze of his own, recovering from defeat in the ...

Nishikori thrills Rio crowd in Olympic opening victory

Aug 7, 2016

Nishikori thrills Rio crowd in Olympic opening victory

Kei Nishikori made himself an instant fan favorite with the Rio de Janeiro crowd after starting his Olympic campaign with a flamboyant 6-2, 6-4 win over Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Saturday. Trailing 1-0 in the second set, Nishikori dropped his racket after hitting a ...