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Violence, chaos plagues Rio one year after Olympics

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Rio de Janeiro today is unrecognizable from the feel-good city greeting the world at the Olympics in 2016

Violence, chaos plagues Rio one year after Olympics

Far from Olympic glory, refugee judoka fights humble battle

Jul 06, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Eleven months after the Rio Olympics, Popole Misenga is still poor, living in two tiny rooms with his partner and children, thousands of miles from his African homeland

Far from Olympic glory, refugee judoka fights humble battle

Pole vaulter escapes ban after cocaine contamination during hotel tryst

Oct 07, 2016 - 4:53 AM

Canada's Shawn Barber competed at the Rio Games after arguing that he was contaminated by cocaine accidentally by a woman he hooked up with through Craigslist

Pole vaulter escapes ban after cocaine contamination during hotel tryst

Tragedy strikes Paralympics as Iranian cyclist dies during race

Sep 18, 2016 - 7:47 AM

Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48, dies following an accident on the penultimate day of the Rio Games

Tragedy strikes Paralympics as Iranian cyclist dies during race

Paralympians, poor Rio kids teach each other about overcoming limits

Sep 17, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Meeting about 30 young judo students in rough-edged Rocinha is a distinct reality check for the French

Paralympians, poor Rio kids teach each other about overcoming limits

Belgian Paralympian considering euthanasia for unbearable pain

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:01 PM

'When the moment comes when I have more bad days than good days, then I have my euthanasia papers,' says silver medalist Marieke Vervoort

Belgian Paralympian considering euthanasia for unbearable pain

Obama links US Olympic success to genetic diversity

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:04 PM

'We have genetically, for whatever sport, we have people who fit the sport... That's a good metaphor for why I think we've been very successful.'

Obama links US Olympic success to genetic diversity

PNP chief Dela Rosa, Oslo talks, Clinton vs Trump | 6PM wRap

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:44 PM

Watch The wRap with Zak Yuson

PNP chief Dela Rosa, Oslo talks, Clinton vs Trump | 6PM wRap

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte charged over Rio robbery lie

Aug 26, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The American gold medalist risks a jail sentence of up to 6 months, and could be tried in absentia in Brazil

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte charged over Rio robbery lie

Polish Olympian sells silver medal to save boy battling cancer

Aug 26, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Poland's Piotr Malachowski auctions his silver medal to help a boy battling eye cancer

Polish Olympian sells silver medal to save boy battling cancer

Football: Hope Solo suspended 6 months for calling Olympic foes 'cowards'

Aug 25, 2016 - 12:51 PM

The American women's soccer player called her Swedish opponents 'a bunch of cowards' after losing a match to them

Football: Hope Solo suspended 6 months for calling Olympic foes 'cowards'

US swimmer James Feigen apologizes for role in Rio embarrassment

Aug 25, 2016 - 12:45 PM

'We did...make the regrettable decision to urinate in the grass behind the building'

US swimmer James Feigen apologizes for role in Rio embarrassment

LOOK: Hidilyn Diaz receives Congressional medal, monetary award

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The Olympic silver medalist receives P1.5 million collected in donations from at least 260 congressmen

LOOK: Hidilyn Diaz receives Congressional medal, monetary award

Hidilyn Diaz, other ASEAN Olympic medalists get free AirAsia flights

Aug 24, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The 18 Olympic medalists from Southeast Asian countries will get free flights from AirAsia, either for life (gold), for the next 5 years (silver), or for 3 years (bronze)

Hidilyn Diaz, other ASEAN Olympic medalists get free AirAsia flights

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo for 2020 Games

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:25 PM

After stepping off a plane from the Brazilian host city, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike carries the flag at a ceremony at the city's Haneda airport

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo for 2020 Games

Hero's welcome for Indonesian Olympic gold medalists

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:40 AM

They arrived at Jakarta airport to enthusiastic scenes from the waiting crowd, before traveling through the capital in an open-top, double-decker bus.

Hero's welcome for Indonesian Olympic gold medalists

India probes failure to provide collapsed Olympian with water

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:43 AM

'I could have died there,' says marathoner O.P. Jaisha

India probes failure to provide collapsed Olympian with water

Olympic marathoner doesn't return to Ethiopia after protesting repression

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:29 AM

Feyisa Lilesa, who protested political repression in his country, is reportedly considering seeking asylum after winning silver

Olympic marathoner doesn't return to Ethiopia after protesting repression

#Rio2016 on social media: Top Olympic moments on Facebook

Aug 23, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Here's a look back on the memorable moments that made #Rio2016 one of the 'most social and interactive sporting events' to date

#Rio2016 on social media: Top Olympic moments on Facebook

Ethiopia pledges safe return for protest runner

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms as he finished the marathon in protest against the Ethiopian government's crackdown on political dissent

Ethiopia pledges safe return for protest runner

Sponsors drop Lochte after Rio Olympics scandal

Aug 23, 2016 - 9:46 AM

Global swimwear brand Speedo and US fashion label Ralph Lauren topped the list of companies that ended their relationships with the 32-year-old Lochte

Sponsors drop Lochte after Rio Olympics scandal

PH looks to improve at Tokyo 2020 as Rio Games close

Aug 22, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Chef-de-mission Jose Romasanta gives an assessment of the Philippines' Olympic participation, calling it a 'good run'

PH looks to improve at Tokyo 2020 as Rio Games close

The Olympics are over for Brazil – was it worth it?

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:09 PM

How did Rio de Janeiro and the country as a whole come out in the end?

The Olympics are over for Brazil – was it worth it?

Olympics: Athletics nervously enters post-Bolt world

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Usain Bolt has consistently been a beacon for clean athletes amid doping and corruption scandals

Olympics: Athletics nervously enters post-Bolt world

Veterans rule in USA's run to Olympic basketball gold

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Carmelo Anthony, 32, brings the experience, and Kevin Durant, 27, the scoring as the USA capped its 2016 Olympic run by mauling Serbia

Veterans rule in USA's run to Olympic basketball gold

Boxing on brink after Rio Olympics judging controversies

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The Games would not be complete without boxing controversy of one kind or another

Boxing on brink after Rio Olympics judging controversies

Groundbreaking Olympics for women in Rio

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Of the 11,444 athletes in Rio, 45% – 5,175 – were women, slightly higher than in London 2012

Groundbreaking Olympics for women in Rio

Let's make Tokyo best Olympics ever, says PM Abe

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:02 PM

The Japanese Prime Minister meets with the country's Olympic medalists and urges them to make Tokyo 2020 the best ever Olympics

Let's make Tokyo best Olympics ever, says PM Abe

VIRAL: Japanese PM Abe pops out as Super Mario at Rio Olympics closing

Aug 22, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe transforms into Super Mario, and the Internet goes wild

VIRAL: Japanese PM Abe pops out as Super Mario at Rio Olympics closing

'Marvelous' Rio flames out as Japan takes the baton

Aug 22, 2016 - 8:16 AM

(UPDATED) The Rio Olympics ends in a blaze of color with an exuberant closing ceremony, as Tokyo takes up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020

'Marvelous' Rio flames out as Japan takes the baton

USA beats Serbia to win third straight gold in Olympic basketball

Aug 22, 2016 - 4:46 AM

Kevin Durant leads with 30 points as Team USA wins gold again

USA beats Serbia to win third straight gold in Olympic basketball

Rio police seize passports in raid on Irish Olympics office

Aug 22, 2016 - 4:01 AM

Phones, passports and computers are seized as Brazilian police step up an inquiry into black market ticket sales at the Rio Olympics

Rio police seize passports in raid on Irish Olympics office

Wrestling coaches strip to undies to protest Rio judging

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:42 AM

What's the best way to express displeasure at officiating? Take your clothes off, thought two coaches from Mongolia

Wrestling coaches strip to undies to protest Rio judging

Brazil delivers men's volleyball gold for hometown crowd

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:14 AM

Brazil finally earns another men's volleyball gold after losing the last two finals

Brazil delivers men's volleyball gold for hometown crowd

Claressa Shields becomes first American to retain Olympic boxing title

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:38 AM

The American middleweight dominates her Dutch foe en route to her second straight gold medal

Claressa Shields becomes first American to retain Olympic boxing title

Tearful Alora bows out of Rio after second loss

Aug 21, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Kirstie Alora, the last Olympian competing for the Philippines at the Olympics, is unable to win a medal

Tearful Alora bows out of Rio after second loss

China blames 'fierce' competition for worst Olympic performance in 20 years

Aug 21, 2016 - 1:21 PM

China has won just 26 gold medals despite sending its largest team at a foreign Olympics, its fewest since Atlanta 1996

China blames 'fierce' competition for worst Olympic performance in 20 years

China tops Serbia to win women's volleyball gold

Aug 21, 2016 - 1:01 PM

China wins its first women's volleyball gold since 2004

China tops Serbia to win women's volleyball gold

Neymar's nerves of steel hand Brazil first football gold

Aug 21, 2016 - 8:31 AM

The 5-4 shoot-out win exacted revenge for a humiliating 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany two years ago

Neymar's nerves of steel hand Brazil first football gold

US women rout Spain to win sixth consecutive basketball gold

Aug 21, 2016 - 4:31 AM

Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen score 17 as USA blows out Spain by 29 points

US women rout Spain to win sixth consecutive basketball gold

Tearful Stevenson eyes pro stardom after Olympic heartbreak

Aug 21, 2016 - 4:13 AM

Shakur Stevenson will turn pro under Floyd Mayweather with plans to 'win a world title and break records'

Tearful Stevenson eyes pro stardom after Olympic heartbreak

South Korea's Park wins first women's Olympic golf gold in 116 years

Aug 21, 2016 - 3:38 AM

South Korea's Park In-Bee wins the women's golf title with a 5-stroke victory over world number one Lydia Ko

South Korea's Park wins first women's Olympic golf gold in 116 years

Cuban Ramirez beats Mayweather protege Stevenson for Olympic gold

Aug 21, 2016 - 2:56 AM

USA's boxing gold medal drought continues as Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez wins the bantamweight crown at the expense of Shakur Stevenson

Cuban Ramirez beats Mayweather protege Stevenson for Olympic gold

'I'm the greatest' - Usain Bolt bows out of Olympics with 9 golds

Aug 20, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Usain Bolt brings down the curtain on his historic Olympic run in fashion, winning his ninth gold medal after accomplishing a 'triple triple'

'I'm the greatest' - Usain Bolt bows out of Olympics with 9 golds

Meet Ryan Lochte, the world's latest 'ugly American'

Aug 20, 2016 - 3:59 PM

Lochte is under heavy fire after fabricating a story of being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics

Meet Ryan Lochte, the world's latest 'ugly American'

Tragic Venezuela boxer says Olympic medal will change his life

Aug 20, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Yoel Finol wins Venezuela's first boxing medal in 32 years

Tragic Venezuela boxer says Olympic medal will change his life

Canada boxing pressures AIBA to protect 'integrity' after questionable judging

Aug 20, 2016 - 12:43 PM

The boxing competition at the Rio Olympics has been hit by a number of judging controversies which have caused international outrage

Canada boxing pressures AIBA to protect 'integrity' after questionable judging

IOC launches inquiry into Ryan Lochte mugging scandal

Aug 20, 2016 - 6:02 AM

4 Olympic swimmers face a disciplinary inquiry after fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint to cover up a drunken incident at a gas station

IOC launches inquiry into Ryan Lochte mugging scandal

Olympic boxing champ resists KOing foe - because she was having fun

Aug 20, 2016 - 5:34 AM

American Claressa Shields was so dominant that she dropped her hands against her Kazakh opponent

Olympic boxing champ resists KOing foe - because she was having fun

USA NBA stars dunk Spain to reach Rio final

Aug 20, 2016 - 5:03 AM

Klay Thompson scores 22 and Kevin Durant adds 14 as USA moves to within one win of its third straight Olympic gold

USA NBA stars dunk Spain to reach Rio final