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Wrestling icon Yoshida wants to compete at 2020 Tokyo Games

Sep 1, 2016

Wrestling icon Yoshida wants to compete at 2020 Tokyo Games

Three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida expressed her desire to make another appearance in freestyle wrestling in four years when the Olympics come to Japan. Yoshida, who succumbed to American Helen Maroulis in a shock women’s freestyle 53-kg final defeat, missed the chance to join ...

Aug 30, 2016

Russian female wrestler seeks justice after Rio assault

Olympic wrestler Inna Trazhukova is seeking justice after being hit in the face by the president of the Russian wrestling federation after missing out on a medal in Rio de Janeiro, her lawyer said on Monday. The 25-year-old athlete claims that wrestling chief Mikhail ...

Aug 27, 2016

OCI officials can return to Ireland

A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil, a source in the Rio state security services said on Friday. The passports were seized by Brazilian ...

Aug 26, 2016

Lochte charged with making false robbery claims

The Brazilian authorities have charged U.S. swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics, police said Thursday. The 32-year-old gold medalist risks a jail sentence, Brazilian media quoted a police official as saying, although ...

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Aug 25, 2016

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Japan’s Olympic delegation held a wrap-up ceremony at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday following a highly successful campaign at the Rio Games. Decathlete and Japan’s flagbearer at the Games, Keisuke Ushiro, handed back the flag to Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda before chef ...

Japanese medalists thank fans, look ahead to 2020

Aug 24, 2016

Japanese medalists thank fans, look ahead to 2020

Japanese athletes who won medals during the Rio Olympics expressed their appreciation Wednesday to all those who cheered for them during the 17-day event, which came to a close Sunday, and looked forward to more excitement at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 55 athletes, ...

Silver medalist Lilesa skips flight to Ethiopia

Aug 24, 2016

Silver medalist Lilesa skips flight to Ethiopia

Olympic marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa failed to return to Ethiopia Monday night despite assurances he would not be punished for his Rio protest over political repression in his country. An AFP journalist at the airport in Addis Ababa said Lilesa was not onboard ...

Aug 22, 2016

Memorable quotes from Rio Games

Ten quotes from the 2016 Rio Olympics: “There you go. I’m the greatest.” – Usain Bolt on securing his “triple-triple” of 100 meters, 200m and 4x100m relay golds. “This is how I wanted to finish my career. I’ve lived a dream come true. Being ...