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Fiji rugby sevens team receives hero's welcome upon return home

Aug 21, 2016

Fiji rugby sevens team receives hero's welcome upon return home

Fiji’s gold-medal-winning sevens rugby team received a tumultuous hero’s welcome when it returned home from Rio Sunday to launch two days of celebrations. Thousands of fans lined the flag-bedecked streets of Nadi to catch a glimpse of their idols as the team made its ...

U.S. men, women run to victory in 4x400

Aug 21, 2016

U.S. men, women run to victory in 4x400

Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt are savvy track stars who’ve been around long enough to know that not everything always goes to plan. But over the final 30 minutes of Saturday’s topsy-turvy night at the Olympic track, both Americans came away with the prizes ...

Park grabs gold as Nomura just misses medal

Aug 21, 2016

Park grabs gold as Nomura just misses medal

Harukyo Nomura carded the second-best round of the final day of the women’s Rio Olympic golf tournament on Saturday to fly up the leaderboard, but it was not enough as she finished tied for fourth, seven shots behind gold medalist Inbee Park. Park, a ...

Lochte speaks out, says story was exaggerated

Aug 21, 2016

Lochte speaks out, says story was exaggerated

American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his “immature behavior” that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics. Lochte, in a portion ...

China blames 'fierce' competition after Rio Olympics flop

Aug 21, 2016

China blames 'fierce' competition after Rio Olympics flop

China blamed fierce competition for their Rio flop and promised to examine their “shortcomings” on Saturday after slumping to their worst Olympic performance in 20 years. China sent 410 athletes, their biggest team at a foreign Olympics, but by the penultimate day they had ...

15 Rio Olympians who won social media medals

Aug 21, 2016

15 Rio Olympians who won social media medals

With every single achievement and antic of the Olympians being carefully documented by the media, it's unsurprising that certain occurrences and athletes have been amplified online. Here's a curated list of the athletes who made social waves at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

U.S. completes journey with rout to earn sixth straight gold medal

Aug 21, 2016

U.S. completes journey with rout to earn sixth straight gold medal

Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Mission accomplished. The dominant U.S. women’s basketball team did what was expected, winning a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal and doing it in impressive fashion. In yet another rout, the U.S. dismantled Spain 101-72 ...

Taekwondo fighters devise new ways to score

Aug 20, 2016

Taekwondo fighters devise new ways to score

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Taekwondo may be best known for its flashy and acrobatic kicks, but the electronic scoring system used at the Olympics apparently doesn’t care whether or not fighters use the correct technique. That’s resulting in a lot of bizarre kicks that no true practitioner of ...

Axelsen triumphs over Lin in third-place match

Aug 20, 2016

Axelsen triumphs over Lin in third-place match

Chinese superstar Lin Dan, regarded by some as badminton’s greatest-ever player, left the Rio Games empty-handed on Saturday after losing the men’s singles bronze-medal match to Viktor Axelsen. The Danish 22-year-old came from behind to win 15-21, 21-10, 21-17 and likely bringing the curtain ...