Usain Bolt lives up to his surname ever time he steps onto a track. He loves to brag about being the fastest man on the planet, whether cameras are focusing on him or not. Whenever the Jamaican sprinter sets his feet into the block, it’s not uncommon to witness this guy make history in track and field.
South African Wayde van Niekerk chopped 15 hundredths of a second off Michael Johnson’s 400m record, set in 1999, en route to a dominating gold medal performance in Rio.
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team won gold at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday, an expected but exhilarating victory for the five-woman squad that includes two veteran Olympians, the reigning Olympic all-around champion and the only woman ever to win back-to-back-to-back world championships.
A Dutch Olympic cyclist remains hospitalized after suffering a brutal wipeout on a Rio de Janeiro course that left several other athletes injured.
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team walked out of the arena after their qualification round in Rio on Sunday the prohibitive favorites to take home team gold. London veteran Aly Raisman and once-in-a-generation phenom Simone Biles earned spots in the all-around final. The U.S. stands to win a medal in every single event final, with at least one gymnast qualifying on vault, bars, beam and floor.
Sport’s highest tribunal on Thursday rejectedRussia’s appeal against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from the Rio Olympics starting in 15 days’ time, drawing swift and angry condemnation from Moscow.