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From Fiji in rugby sevens to Puerto Rico's Monica Puig: 10 nations that won their 1st Olympic gold in Rio
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From Fiji in rugby sevens to Puerto Rico's Monica Puig: 10 nations that won their 1st Olympic gold in Rio

As Olympics ended, lets take a look at the nations that tasted success by winning their first gold medal at the Rio Games.

From Joseph Schooling to Wayde van Niekerk: All the record-breakers at Rio Olympics 2016
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From Joseph Schooling to Wayde van Niekerk: All the record-breakers at Rio Olympics 2016

As the Rio Olympics ended after 17 days, here's a look at the World and Olympic Records broken at the games in Brazil.

Rio Olympics 2016 final medal tally: Dominant USA on top, Great Britain pips China for second
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Rio Olympics 2016 final medal tally: Dominant USA on top, Great Britain pips China for second

At the end of the Rio Olympics, USA remained firmly at the top of the medal tally – with 121 medals. Great Britain on 67 medals beat China on 70 for second.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 16 highlights: 'Marvellous' Games end in fanfare, US ‘Dream Team’ bags gold
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 16 highlights: 'Marvellous' Games end in fanfare, US ‘Dream Team’ bags gold

The Rio Olympics ended in a blaze of colour with an exuberant closing ceremony on Sunday as Tokyo took up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020.

Rio Olympics 2016: Badminton world order witnesses change as China bags just two gold medals
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Rio Olympics 2016: Badminton world order witnesses change as China bags just two gold medals

Nothing provided greater evidence of a change in the world order in badminton than the results of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: Proud Brazil breathes sigh of relief as Japan's Shinzo 'Super Mario' Abe takes baton
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Rio Olympics 2016: Proud Brazil breathes sigh of relief as Japan's Shinzo 'Super Mario' Abe takes baton

A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America's first Games.

Rio 2016: China blames fierce competition for their worst Olympic performance in 20 years
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Rio 2016: China blames fierce competition for their worst Olympic performance in 20 years

China blamed fierce competition for their Rio flop and promised to examine their "shortcomings" after slumping to their worst Olympic performance in 20 years.

Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 16: Yogeshwar Dutt aims for gold; marathon runners in action
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Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 16: Yogeshwar Dutt aims for gold; marathon runners in action

Day 16 of the Rio Olympics 2016 will see Indians in action across two events – wrestling and athletics. All eyes will be on Yogeshwar Dutt for a medal.

Rio Olympics 2016: Chen Long trumps Lee Chong Wei to win gold in badminton
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Rio Olympics 2016: Chen Long trumps Lee Chong Wei to win gold in badminton

China's Chen Long won gold Saturday in men's singles event in badminton, handing Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei his third straight Olympic silver medal and signaling Chen's place as the game's new power.

Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally, day 14: PV Sindhu wins historic silver, takes India to 64th spot
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Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally, day 14: PV Sindhu wins historic silver, takes India to 64th spot

United States continued their domination at the top of medal tally, with 105 medals. Great Britain was second on 60 and China third on 65. India now has two.

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt puts the seal on glittering Olympic career
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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt puts the seal on glittering Olympic career

Usain Bolt put the seal on a glittering Olympic career on Friday with a blistering 4x100m relay victory that clinched sprint's first ever 'triple triple'.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 14 highlights: Usain Bolt's 'triple triple', Ryan Lochte's 'apology' and more
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 14 highlights: Usain Bolt's 'triple triple', Ryan Lochte's 'apology' and more

Usain Bolt put the seal on a glittering Olympic career Friday with a blistering 4x100m relay victory that clinched sprint's first ever 'triple triple'.

Rio Olympics 2016: Germany beat Sweden to win their first women's football gold
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Rio Olympics 2016: Germany beat Sweden to win their first women's football gold

Germany handed departing coach Silvia Neid the perfect send off by claiming women's football Olympic gold for the first time thanks to a 2-1 win over Sweden in front of a huge crowd at Rio's Maracana.

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain beat Netherlands for first women's hockey gold in dramatic shoot-out
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Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain beat Netherlands for first women's hockey gold in dramatic shoot-out

Great Britain won their first Olympic Games women's hockey gold medal on Friday with a dramatic shoot-out triumph over two-time defending champions the Netherlands.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 13 highlights: Usain Bolt, Ryan Lochte rule limelight for different reasons
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 13 highlights: Usain Bolt, Ryan Lochte rule limelight for different reasons

Usain Bolt and Ryan Lochte commanded the spotlight at Rio Olympics 2016 on Thursday for drastically different reasons.

Rio Olympics 2016: Iran wins their first women's medal as Kimia Alizadeh claims taekwondo bronze
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Rio Olympics 2016: Iran wins their first women's medal as Kimia Alizadeh claims taekwondo bronze

Kimia Alizadeh won the first ever Olympic medal by an Iranian woman after claiming taekwondo bronze in Rio on Thursday.

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt can be beaten by only one opponent - time
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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt can be beaten by only one opponent - time

Usain Bolt had the look of an unthinkable loss in the Olympic 200 meters. But there's only one opponent who can really beat Bolt: Time.

Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally, day 12: Sakshi Malik wins bronze, opens India's account
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Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally, day 12: Sakshi Malik wins bronze, opens India's account

With Sakshi Malik's bronze medal, India finally opened its medal tally at the Rio Olympics 2016. USA retained top spot with 93 medals, China second with 54.