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  • News | RIO 2016

    Miller lunges to 400m victory in photo finish

    In a thrilling women’s 400m final, Bahamian Shaunae Miller beat the USA’s Allysson Felix to gold with a last-gasp dive over the finish line.
    16 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Bahamas
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    Lightning strikes again as Bolt cruises to another gold

    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt maintained his perfect record in the Olympic 100m, setting day three of the Rio 2016 track and field competition alight with his third consecutive gold medal in the event and the fifth individual sprint title of his storied Games career.
    14 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, BOLT, Usain, Olympic News, Athletics, Jamaica
  • News | RIO 2016

    Shi wins women’s 3m springboard to double Rio gold haul

    China’s Shi Tingmao collected her second gold medal of Rio 2016 on 14 August, winning the women’s 3m springboard event to add to the synchronised title she won with Wu Minxia on day two of the Games.
    14 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Diving, People's Republic of China
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    Thompson flies to 100m gold, as Farah retains 10,000m title

    On Day 2 of the athletics programme at Rio 2016, Elaine Thompson inherited the mantle of world’s fastest woman from fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, as Mo Farah battled back from a fall to retain his 10,000m crown.
    13 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Great Britain, FARAH, Mo, Jamaica, THOMPSON, Elaine
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    Third gold medals for German and Italian shooters in Rio

    Shooters from Germany and Italy took their NOCs gold medal tally at Rio 2016 to three apiece on 13 August as Christian Reitz (GER) won the 25m rapid fire pistol event, while fellow policeman Gabriele Rossetti (ITA) clinched the men’s skeet.
    13 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Shooting, Germany, Italy
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    Smile! YOG athletes say hi from Rio

    Olympians no longer need to keep in touch with their friends, fans and family through postcards, press conferences and expensive international phone calls. Rio 2016 is the most connected Games in history – and, when not competing in their sports, these Youth Olympic Games (YOG) graduates are taking advantage of today’s technology to say hello on social media.
    13 Aug 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    Day one of athletics produces shot put shock and high drama on the track

    The USA’s Michelle Carter produced the throw of her life with her last attempt to deprive New Zealander Valerie Adams a piece of Olympic history in the women’s shot put on 12 August, to close out a memorable first day of athletics at Rio 2016.
    13 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
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