Tag Archives: Rio 2016

Sad the Rio Olympics are over? Here is what to look forward to at the Tokyo Games.

A woman walk past at the Olympic Games logo in Tokyo .Image: Richard Atrero de Guzman/ NurPhoto/ Sipa USA Before they even inaugurated, the Summer Olympics in Rio were plagued by relates over pollution, political rebellion and the Zika virus. Then, Usain Bolt flashed a smile, Simone Biles leapt into our hearts and Michael Phelps … Read More

Claressa Shields acquires second straight Olympic boxing gold for USA

Claressa Shields beat distractions, nerves and a top-flight adversary to become the first American boxer to captivate back-to-back gold medals Claressa Shields beat distractions, nerves and a top-flight opposing to become the first American boxer to captivate back-to-back gold medals and cap the US boxing crews most prolific Olympics in nearly a generation. The American … Read More

Buildup to Rio 2016 part of a tumultuous and atrocious tradition of Olympic multitudes | David Goldblatt

Preparations have often been chaotic but Rios buildup may be the most riotous hitherto and no matter how special the Games a disaster of extraordinary proportions will have already happened The final epoches of planning before the first modern Games in Athens in 1896 offered many of the tropes that still arrangement Olympic coverage a … Read More

UCI protects Olympics road race course after Annemiek van Vleuten crash

Cyclings world governing body, the UCI, has moved to defend the Olympic cycling course after a series of disintegrates in both the three men and womens road races in Rio de Janeiro Cyclings world governing body, the UCI, has moved to defend the Olympic cycling course after a series of gate-crashes in both the three … Read More

Olympics 2016 daily briefing: Rio countdown embarks as football kickings off

With a daylight to tour until Rio hoists the curtain on its opening ceremony, womens football makes a record-breaking start and the hasten is on to load empty seats Welcome to the first of our everyday Olympics briefings, as Rio 2016 doesnt actually get underway, but starts closer to getting under way. Friday is the … Read More