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Lochte says he thought about suicide after Rio Olympics fiasco

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:03 PM

'There were a couple of points where I was crying, thinking, 'If I go to bed and never wake up, fine.''

Lochte says he thought about suicide after Rio Olympics fiasco

Filipino Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemia

May 30, 2017 - 10:50 AM

The De La Salle University table tennis star will undergo treatment this week, according to a statement from De La Salle University

Filipino Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemia

Nadal: 'I almost destroyed wrist at French Open'

May 26, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Rafael Nadal aims to achieve what should have been done last year: win his 10th Roland Garros title

Nadal: 'I almost destroyed wrist at French Open'

Phelps frustrated by Rio Olympics doping fears

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Michael Phelps, in a written testimony, says he and teammates are left wondering whether they were competing on a level playing field in Rio

Phelps frustrated by Rio Olympics doping fears

Olympic white elephants? Rio's got a herd of them

Feb 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

You don't have to look far to see the unfulfilled promises of South America's first Olympic Games

Olympic white elephants? Rio's got a herd of them

Arise 'Sir Andy', 'Sir Mo' as Murray, Farah knighted

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Murray's knighthood caps a dream season of finishing as the year-end world number one for the first time, while Farah receives his knighthood after he retained his 5,000 and 10,000 meters titles at the Rio Olympics

Arise 'Sir Andy', 'Sir Mo' as Murray, Farah knighted

Looking back at 2016: The top 5 things that happened in Indonesia

Dec 20, 2016 - 8:51 PM

From sports to national stories to economy, here are the best things that happened in Indonesia in 2016.

Looking back at 2016: The top 5 things that happened in Indonesia

Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The two athletes inspired a legion of young competitors determined to flourish on sport's biggest stage even as Olympic officials grapple with soaring costs, corruption and the ever-present specter of doping

Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

The 2016 Rappler Sports Awards

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Through these awards, the Rappler Sports team honors the achievements of Filipino athletes and remember the iconic – and even questionable – moments of the past year

The 2016 Rappler Sports Awards

Chinese swimmer banned two years for doping at Rio Games

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Chen Xinyi will be barred from competition for testing positive for hydrochlorothiazide the day she finished fourth in the women's 100m butterfly final

Chinese swimmer banned two years for doping at Rio Games

Greased-up Tongan flag bearer at Rio Olympics turns to Winter Games

Dec 07, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Tonga's muscle-bound Rio Olympics flag-bearer who went viral a few months ago is now switching to cross-country skiing to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Greased-up Tongan flag bearer at Rio Olympics turns to Winter Games

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

Obama says Olympic host decisions are 'a little bit cooked'

Oct 04, 2016 - 1:09 AM

US President Barack Obama compares the IOC's decision-making to the scandal-hit FIFA

Obama says Olympic host decisions are 'a little bit cooked'

Rio Paralympics end with music – and relief

Sep 19, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The famous Maracana football stadium was packed, with the Paralympians themselves seated across the field, as proceedings kicked off with fireworks

Rio Paralympics end with music – and relief

Rio Paralympics: 5 highlights to remember

Sep 18, 2016 - 2:27 PM

From victories to controversy, here are highlights of the first Games ever held in South America

Rio Paralympics: 5 highlights to remember

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

Olympian Mary Joy Tabal dropped by PH national team

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Tabal, the first Filipina to qualify for the Olympic marathon, is no longer part of the national team

Olympian Mary Joy Tabal dropped by PH national team

Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months after Rio scandal - reports

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:39 PM

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months due to his bogus gunpoint robbery story during the Rio Olympics

Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months after Rio scandal - reports

Rio opens Paralympic Games for 'superhumans'

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Samba, parading wheelchairs and giant balloons highlight the opening ceremony at a sold-out Maracana stadium

Rio opens Paralympic Games for 'superhumans'

Three Russian Olympians fail retroactive Beijing dope tests

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:08 PM

'Three more Russian Olympic medallists have tested positive for banned substances'

Three Russian Olympians fail retroactive Beijing dope tests

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

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

Duterte & UN, war on illegal drugs, Tokyo 2020 | 6PM wRap

Aug 22, 2016 - 9:51 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Duterte & UN, war on illegal drugs, Tokyo 2020  | 6PM wRap

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

'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

Live: Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:22 AM

Tune in to Rappler Sports for live updates on the 2016 Rio Olympics. Includes schedule of the Philippine athletes, medal tally, and breaking news.

Live: Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games

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