Summer Games 2016

By Flipboard Newsdesk | Summer Olympics kick off in Brazil on August 5, 2016. Follow the latest from Brazil, the athletes & more before, during and after the games.

Brazilian judo Olympic gold medallist gets hero's welcome in favela

Brazilian Judoka Rafaela Silva celebrated her Olympic gold medal on Monday with residents of the Cidade de Deus favela, the shantytown where shew grew up in Rio de Janeiro.<p>Silva won the 57-kilogram division of the Japanese martial art at the Summer Games on 8 August.<p>The shantytown of nearly 50,000 …

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Ryan Lochte Would Rather Face Charges Than Be Banned From Olympic Swimming

Ryan Lochte would rather be prosecuted than banned from swimming in the Olympics, he said in a new interview.<p>The 12-time Olympic medalist was asked …

Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face prosecution upon his return home and will have "a heroic welcome," a government spokesman said Monday. But it was not clear whether the …

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U.S. Olympic Committee CEO says Ryan Lochte and teammates will face ‘further action’

Even though Ryan Lochte and his U.S. men’s swimming teammates are back in the United States after the Rio Olympics, the fallout from their much publicized incident does not appear to be over.<p>Speaking with reporters Sunday in Rio, U.S. Olympic Commitee CEO Scott Blackmun conveyed that further action …

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Olympics Day 16 roundup: Durant leads US assault, Kipchoge wins marathon | Sports | DW.COM | 21.08.2016

On the 16th and final day of competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Kevin Durant fired the US to basketball gold, and Eliud Kipchoge won a rainy men's …

Rio 2016 concludes amid fireworks and concerns

South America's first Olympic Games come to an end, paving way for Brazil's economic and political issues to re-surface.<p>A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having …

As Games wrap up, Team USA leaves with many medals and some tarnish

Every U.S. medalist from the Rio Olympics View Graphic<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — An Olympics is best remembered from a distance, whether it is 35,000 feet in the air or 50 years down the road. Time and perspective, of the sort that the quadrennial Olympic cycle inherently provides, have a way of altering …

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Brazil says it hit Olympic tourism goal and prepares for post-Games boom

Of all the benefits the Olympic Games brings to a host country, tourism is right up there at the top of the list, and according to numbers released by the Brazilian tourism minister, Brazil gets a gold for tourism.<p>Hikers looking out over Rio from the Morro dos Cabritos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, …

The Olympics left Rio with a few improvements. And a frightening police violence problem.

The victims are mostly young and black. During the games alone, police killed eight people.<p>One of the biggest scandals of the 2016 Olympics in Rio was the story of US swimmer Ryan Lochte’s admission to “overexaggerating,” as he called it, about an encounter with security guards at gas station in …

Crisis averted? Here's what actually went wrong at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Many were anticipating a total disaster, but in the end there were only a few flubs in Rio<p>Leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, there were many reasons to be concerned.<p>Security, the Zika virus and polluted water were just a few of the issues that surrounded the games. But here we are, almost a full …

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Navy player starts game in the stands, ends it at quarterback

Malcolm Perry was sitting in his seat at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, watching the season opener against Fordham with his company, when starting quarterback Tago Smith left with an injury early in the second quarter.<p>Soon after, the freshman backup spotted a Navy …

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Rio Olympics medal count 2016: Team USA adds 3 gold medals on the final day of competition

The last day of the Rio Olympics was a strong showing for Team USA.<p>The United States added three gold medals to its overall count on Sunday, the final day of competition in the Rio Games.<p>Claressa Shields won gold in the women's middleweight boxing final, replicating her success in the London games …

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Final Rio medal count: USA nearly doubles total of closest country

The Americans dominated the podium once again at the Rio Olympics<p>The U.S. continues to dominate the Summer Games, as the Americans were all over the podium at the 2016 Rio Olympics.<p>Team USA finished with a total of 121 medals -- 51 more than second-place China. That is the largest margin by any …

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Medallist Feyisa Lilesa fails to return to Ethiopia after Olympics protest

Runner was not on board team plane despite assurances he would not be punished for taking a stand over political repression in his country<p>The Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa has failed to return to Ethiopia despite assurances he would not be punished for his Rio protest over …

It may be a little while before Ryan Lochte is punished for fabricating Rio robbery

On Monday, 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte was dropped by his four remaining corporate sponsors after he falsely claimed he and three other U.S. swimmers had been held up by armed robbers at a Rio de Janeiro gas station during the 2016 Olympic Games.<p><i>[Ryan Lochte loses sponsorship deals after</i> …

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Fresh from Rio, Katie Ledecky to toss first pitch at Wednesday’s Nats-Orioles game

Fresh off of winning five medals at the Rio Olympics, Bethesda native Katie Ledecky will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the National-Orioles game Wednesday night, Sports Business Journal’s Eric Fisher reports.<p>Wednesday’s game at 7:05 p.m. is slated to take place at Nationals Park.<p><i>[Wearing</i> …

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The 2016 Rio Olympic Games Draw to a Close: Pictures

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Brazil Soccer, Mo Farah and US Miler Rule Day 15 in Rio: Pictures

Women's Basketball

Bolt’s 3d Gold in 3d Event in 3 Olympics Highlights Day 14 in Rio: Pictures

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Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil police want to question IOC head Thomas Bach

<b>Brazilian police say they want to speak to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach about an alleged scheme to resell tickets during last month's Rio Olympics.</b><p>The police say Mr Bach is being treated as a witness, not a suspect.<p>Officers have found emails from Mr Bach to another …

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