Farah denies friendship with drug-tainted Somali coach

Aug 21, 2016

Farah denies friendship with drug-tainted Somali coach

Britain’s Mo Farah sought to distance himself from drug-tainted Somali coach Jama Aden following victory in the 5,000-meter final at the Rio Olympics. The 33-year-old, who became the first man in 40 years to retain the two Olympic distance crowns on Saturday, denied being ...

Heath grabs gold in 200-meter single kayak sprint

Aug 20, 2016

Heath grabs gold in 200-meter single kayak sprint

When the Olympic title holder in the men’s 200-meter single kayak sprint didn’t qualify for the Rio games another Briton stepped in. Liam Heath beat Maxime Beaumont of France in a furious sprint Saturday to keep the gold medal in British hands. Heath completed ...

Japan routed twice as women's rugby makes Olympic debut

Aug 7, 2016

Japan routed twice as women's rugby makes Olympic debut

Japan’s hopes of winning a medal in the first Olympic women’s rugby sevens tournament all but vanished Saturday as the Sakura Sevens finished the opening day of competition at Deodoro Stadium with two big defeats to their name. On the day France’s Camille Grassineau ...

Aug 4, 2016

Murray to carry British flag for opening ceremony

Reigning Olympic and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will be the flag bearer for Britain at the opening ceremony for the Rio Games, it was confirmed on Wednesday. Murray, who triumphed at Wimbledon for the second time last month and won gold in London four ...