2016 Olympics

US swimmers stopped at airport as robbery investigation continues

The Brazilian authorities stopped Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from boarding the flight at Rio de Janeiro airport, bound for the US, for questioning late on Wednesday.

Two teammates - Ryan Lochte and James Feigen - were barred from leaving the country, but Lochte had already left.

Police have queried their accounts of a robbery they reported in Rio on Sunday.

The four swimmers said they had been robbed at gunpoint in a taxi in Rio.

But police said their account of when they arrived at the Olympic Village did not square with CCTV recordings.

Fan in the stands beats own record at Rio

Harry Nelson made the Guinness Book of Record after attending the London Games in 2012.Harry Nelson made the Guinness Book of Record after attending the London Games in 2012. Photo: YouTube
At the age of 10, Mr Nelson attended the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics and, apart from the 1936 Games in Berlin, he's been at every one since. Now, at 94, he's made it to his 19th Games in Rio.

Talakhadze takes gold with world-record lift

Lasha Talakhadze set a new world record for total combined weight lifted in the men's over 105kg competition to claim gold at Rio 2016.

The 22-year-old Georgian, gold medallist in the same category at the World Weightlifting Championships in 2015, secured victory by a comfortable margin with a combined total lift of 473kg.

Tweddle hails Whitlock's 'insane' achievement

Former British gymnast Beth Tweddle has described Max Whitlock's historic double success at Rio 2016 as "absolutely insane".

Whitlock became the first Briton to claim an Olympic gymnastics gold with a surprise triumph in the men's floor final on Sunday - a score of 15.633 enough for the 23-year-old to take top spot in the podium ahead of Brazilians Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano.

Usain Bolt eyes history against Gatlin after Michael Phelps heroics

A day after American swimmer Phelps brought the curtain down on his extraordinary career with a record 23rd gold medal, Bolt will attempt to complete the first leg of an unprecedented "triple-triple" in the 100m at the Olympic Stadium.

With semi-finals scheduled at 9pm local time (10am Monday AEST), Bolt is poised to line up for the final at around 10:25pm (11:25am AEST) where he will aim to clinch a third consecutive 100m crown after wins in 2008 and 2012.

The Jamaican superstar made his opening bow in Rio during Saturday's heats, coasting to victory in 10.07sec.

Romanian women win first Gold for the Country

BBC reports the number two seeds completed a 44-38 victory over China, who were champions in London four years ago.

Romania, who finished sixth in the team epee in London, were in control throughout the game after winning the opening bout.

The Russian team secured their sixth bronze of these games with a narrow 37-31 victory over Estonia.

NZ men’s sprint team take home silver

The trio of Eddie Dawkins, Sam Webster and Ethan Mitchell were beaten by Great Britain by just over a 10th of a second in the final.

New Zealand finished with a time of 42.542 seconds with Great Britain ahead of them finishing with Olympic record time of 42.440 seconds.

New Zealand had easily overcome Germany in their heat in a new Olympic record time of 42.545 seconds.

Simone Biles wins all-around gold at Rio

Bile gave a stunning performance to win the women’s all-around Olympic gold medal.

Bile has won 10 World Championship medals since 2013 and becomes the first woman in 20 years to win back-to-back world and Olympics all-around titles.

Compatriot Alexandra Raisman won a silver with Russia's Aliya Mustafina third.