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Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio 2016 Olympic Games
RT brings you all the latest news as the best athletes from across the world compete at the first-ever South American Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
  • 15 August 2016

    19:01 GMT

    Russian gymnast Denis Ablyazin has won his second medal of the day, this time landing silver in the men's vault with 15.516 points.

    The gold medal went to North Korea’s Ri Se-gwang, who earned 15.691 points, while bronze went to Kenzo Shirai of Japan (15.449 points).

    Earlier today Ablyazin earned the bronze in the men's rings.

  • 18:14 GMT

     - Two people were lightly injured when a television camera suspended by cables fell to the ground in the Olympic Park outside the basketball arena, Globonews reported.

    Television images showed one woman who was treated by medics walk from the scene wearing a neck brace, while the other victim was carried off on a stretcher.

  • 17:33 GMT

    Russian gymnast Denis Ablyazin has won the bronze medal in the men's rings. Ablyzin now has silver and bronze medals at the Rio Games. 

    The gold medal was won by Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece. Brazilian Arthur Zanetti received the silver.

  • 14:29 GMT

    Russian kayakers Elena Anyushina and Kira Stepanova are through to the women’s kayak double 500m canoe sprint event.

    Canoeist Ilia Shtokalov is through to the men’s canoe single 1000m.

  • 14:07 GMT

    Russian wrestler Davit Chakvetadze is through to the quarterfinal in the men’s Greco-Roman 85kg event.

  • 05:28 GMT

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal of Russian long-jumper Darya Klishina against the International Athletics Federation (IAAF). The decision will allow her to compete in Rio. The women’s long-jump qualification is scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

  • 04:26 GMT

    Russia’s women’s volleyball team suffered its first setback in Rio, losing to the Olympic hosts. The Brazilians beat the Russians with a sweep victory of three sets to zero.
    However, the Russians managed to qualify for the quarterfinals, where they will play Serbia, due to their second place in the group.

    On their road to the next stage, the Russian team proved stronger than Argentine, South Korea and Cameroon.

    “Yes, it was our first late match at the tournament while Brazilian team always plays at this time, but it is not an excuse. We felt OK, we were simply struggling a lot, that’s why we lost,” Russian volleyball player Nataliya Goncharova told journalists.

  • 01:51 GMT

    Superstar sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in the men’s 100m with 9.81 seconds, leaving his American long-time nemesis Justin Gatlin in second place. The Jamaican remains undefeated at his favorite distance since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Andre De Grasse from Canada reached the finish line third to claim bronze.

    READ MORE: Jamaica celebrates: Bolt beats Gatlin in 100m sprint to win Rio gold & 7th Olympic title

  • 00:51 GMT

    British tennis player Andy Murray has clinched victory in a 4-hour epic battle with Argentinian Juan Martín del Potro. Murray, the world No. 2, became the first ever two-time individual Olympic champion in tennis history. Murray won his first Olympic gold at the 2012 London Olympics.

    Kei Nishikori from Japan beat Rio Olympics men’s doubles champion Rafael Nadal to claim bronze.

  • 14 August 2016

    23:58 GMT

    Two different DNAs were allegedly found in Russian long jumper Darya Klishina’s urine sample, ARD television journalist Hajo Seppelt tweeted. In addition, some of the bottles with Klishina’s samples had scratches on them, which prompted a last-minute suspension of the athlete, he claimed.

    The final decision on Klishina, who appealed the ban to CAS, is expected to be made Monday morning.

    “The issue is being considered. The decision is likely to be announced on Monday morning,” a CAS spokesman told R-Sport.