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Rio Olympics 2016, day 12 highlights: Arrests of IOC official, US swimmers overshadow events
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 12 highlights: Arrests of IOC official, US swimmers overshadow events

Brazilian police arrested two US swimmers and a top International Olympic Committee official as scandal overshadowed the Rio Games and Usain Bolt's progress toward a new gold.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 11 highlights: Hockey upsets, Britain’s gold rush, Simone Biles tally and more
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 11 highlights: Hockey upsets, Britain’s gold rush, Simone Biles tally and more

Jamaican sprint hurdler Omar McLeod swept to a brilliant gold medal at the Olympics on Tuesday as French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie was booed once again to heap more embarrassment on Rio 2016 organisers.

Rio 2016: 'Empty brain' behind China's worst display in Olympic gymnastics in three decades
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Rio 2016: 'Empty brain' behind China's worst display in Olympic gymnastics in three decades

An "empty brain" contributed to China leaving Rio Olympics 2016 without any gymnastics gold medals, its worst showing since 1984, after three competitors missed out on podium places.

Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles clinches record 4th gold after winning floor excercise
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Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles clinches record 4th gold after winning floor excercise

Simone Biles showed off her sassy moves and explosive tumbles on the floor exercise to win a record-equaling fourth gold at the Rio Olympics 2016 on Tuesday.

Rio Olympics 2016: Argentina crush Germany in men's hockey semis to secure maiden medal
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Rio Olympics 2016: Argentina crush Germany in men's hockey semis to secure maiden medal

Argentina humiliated double defending Olympic champions Germany 5-2 to reach the men's hockey final for the first time on Tuesday.

Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally: USA continues to lead; Great Britain, China follow at 2nd and 3rd
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Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally: USA continues to lead; Great Britain, China follow at 2nd and 3rd

At the end of Day 10, United States stayed at the top of the medal tally with 75 medals in total, (26 Gold, 23 Silver and 26 Bronze). Great Britain with 41 medals are ranked second ahead of China.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 10 highlights: David Rudisha's historic double, Shaunae Miller dive and more
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 10 highlights: David Rudisha's historic double, Shaunae Miller dive and more

David Rudisha sealed a historic Olympic 800m double as Shaunae Miller's audacious dive and Thiago Braz da Silva's pole vault gold for Brazil lit up a wet Monday night at Rio Olympics 2016.

Rio Olympics 2016: Bahamas' Shaunae Miller dives over the finish line to claim dramatic 400m gold
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Rio Olympics 2016: Bahamas' Shaunae Miller dives over the finish line to claim dramatic 400m gold

Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas snatched an upset victory in the Olympic 400m Monday, diving headfirst at the finish line to defeat US star Allyson Felix.

Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally: Great Britain displaces China to claim second spot, USA first
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Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally: Great Britain displaces China to claim second spot, USA first

At the end of day nine, United States topped the medal tally with 69 medals. Great Britain on 30 medals overtook China on 45 to claim the second position.

Rio Olympics 2016: Russia's Darya Klishina gets last-minute IAAF ban overturned by CAS
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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia's Darya Klishina gets last-minute IAAF ban overturned by CAS

The world sports tribunal on Monday overturned a last-minute IAAF ban on long-jumper Darya Klishina taking part in the Rio Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: Andy Murray’s form, Monica Puig’s feat and other tennis takeaways
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Rio Olympics 2016: Andy Murray’s form, Monica Puig’s feat and other tennis takeaways

Here are some things to know about tennis at the Rio Olympics 2016.

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain’s Justin Rose claims first golf gold to be awarded in 112 years
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Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain’s Justin Rose claims first golf gold to be awarded in 112 years

Justin Rose, the 36-year-old Englishman outdueled Sweden's Henrik Stenson in a tension-packed Rio final-round thriller to capture the first Olympic golf title in 112 years.

Rio Olympics 2016: Wayde van Niekerk smashes Michael Johnson's 1999 record to win 400m
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Rio Olympics 2016: Wayde van Niekerk smashes Michael Johnson's 1999 record to win 400m

South African Wayde Van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson's long-standing 400m record when he stormed to Olympic gold on Sunday.

Rio Olympics 2016: Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for historic second gold
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Rio Olympics 2016: Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for historic second gold

Andy Murray became the first player to win two Olympic tennis singles gold medals Sunday when he defeated Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in an epic final.

Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally: USA on top with 60 medals after Phelps' last hurrah
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Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally: USA on top with 60 medals after Phelps' last hurrah

United States topped the medal tally after day eight with 60 medals, followed by China on 41, Great Britain on 30 medals, and Germany on 16 medals.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 8 highlights: Michael Phelps signs off with another gold, Mo Farah shines again
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 8 highlights: Michael Phelps signs off with another gold, Mo Farah shines again

Michael Phelps brought down the curtain on his record-breaking career with his 23rd Olympic gold medal as Mo Farah stole the show at the athletics with a gritty 10,000m win on Saturday.

Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps brings curtain down on storied career with 23rd gold medal
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Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps brings curtain down on storied career with 23rd gold medal

Michael Phelps brought down the curtain on his record-breaking career with his 23rd Olympic gold medal as Mo Farah stole the show at the athletics with a gritty 10,000m win on Saturday.

Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin set for showdown in Rio Olympics 2016 after gliding through 100m heats
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Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin set for showdown in Rio Olympics 2016 after gliding through 100m heats

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin warmed up for their 100m Olympic showdown on Saturday with easy victories as German discus thrower Christoph Harting claimed his brother's crown.

Rio Olympics 2016: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray survive close calls to reach men’s singles semis
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Rio Olympics 2016: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray survive close calls to reach men’s singles semis

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray survived close calls to reach the singles semifinals at Rio 2016 Olympics, where they will face Juan Martin del Potro and Kei Nishikori respectively.

Rio Olympics 2016: German twins, Estonian triplets to run in marathon
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Rio Olympics 2016: German twins, Estonian triplets to run in marathon

To have identical twins in the same Olympic event is rare. To have identical triplets, extraordinary. And to have one set of each competing in the same race is frankly off the scale.