Japan men's gymnastics team strikes gold over Russia, China

Aug 9, 2016

Japan men's gymnastics team strikes gold over Russia, China

Japan captured the men’s Olympic team all-around gymnastic gold medal it craved after pulling away from the competition in imperious fashion at the Rio Games on Monday. The team of Kohei Uchimura, Ryohei Kato, Yusuke Tanaka, Kenzo Shirai and Koji Yamamuro started slowly at ...

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 ...

Japan misses judo gold again as Ebinuma, Nakamura take bronze

Aug 8, 2016

Japan misses judo gold again as Ebinuma, Nakamura take bronze

Japan failed to claim judo gold at the Rio Olympics for the second straight day as Masashi Ebinuma and Masato Nakamura both had to settle for bronze medals on Sunday. Nakamura lost on points to Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo in her women’s 52-kg semifinal ...