Paul Chelimo ran the race of his life in the 5,000 meters and finished second. Then he was disqualified. Then he was reinstated. It was a strange race for a runner with an unusual backstory.
Her first vault was strong; her second was near perfection. America’s Simone Biles sets two new U.S. records in Rio’s Summer Olympics Sunday.
In his last individual event at the Rio Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps came up short. His teammate Katie Ledecky broke her own world record — and then Anthony Ervin, 35, won gold in the freestyle.
Russia’s para-athletes were caught up in the same scandal as the country’s Olympic team. “The anti-doping system in Russia is broken,” says the head of the International Paralympic Committee.
A tense tone dominated with both offenses repeatedly getting the ball into the penalty area. All shots were turned away but one, by American Carli Lloyd.
They are a concise lesson in world history, reflecting wars won and lost, economic growth and decline and a country’s overall standing in the world.
If Rio goes well for her, Olympic shooter Kim Rhode could become the first person to medal in six consecutive Summer Games. But Rhode is looking beyond the personal accolades.
The International Association of Athletics Federations said that despite “good progress,” Russia hasn’t done enough to address a “deeply rooted culture of tolerance — or worse — for doping.”
WHO won’t call for cancellation of Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro in response to Zika virus outbreak.