2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES NEWS, SCHEDULES AND RESULTS

Olympic star Louis Smith 'lampoons Islam': Gymnast films himself on video yelling 'Allahu Akbar' with fellow athlete who performs 'prayers'

08/10/16 10:14

05/10/16 06:59

Michelle Jenneke has been cut from receiving Athletics Australia funding after her performance in the hurdles at Rio Olympics fell flat earlier this year.

05/10/16 05:19

Australian Olympic gold medalist Melanie Wright has revealed she is expecting a baby with husband and fellow swimmer Chris Wright. But she said it's not been easy, as she's been very sick.

04/10/16 13:21

Steve Backshall, 43, has revealed that rower Helen was embarrassed by his public display of emotion in Rio and that he told her it would never happen again.

04/10/16 04:22

Australian Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm is among 20 athletes from 14 countries to have her drug use leaked by hackers 'Fancy Bear,' having her prednisolone use feature on the list.

04/10/16 03:09

Lochte said he didn't leave his house in Charlotte for six days after the Rio scandal broke last August. The Olympian reached out to his friend Phelps but was disappointed when he failed to call.

29/09/16 18:27

The 'Final Five' gymnasts, led by Simone Biles, picked up the top prize during the Team USA Awards, which also celebrated Michael Phelps.

28/09/16 15:41

The trio have escaped without bans, instead being ordered to take part in 'integrity education programmes'. The BOA and OCI have also been slapped for failing to educate their athletes.

28/09/16 12:02

The brunette beauty showed off her trim figure in a black off-the-shoulder and thigh-split dress, believed to be designed by Alex Perry

27/09/16 16:08

The 27-old-athlete tied the knot with her partner at The Bridge Church in her hometown of Otley, West Yorkshire in front of 150 guests earlier this month.

26/09/16 20:52

EXCLUSIVE: Skateboarding is heading for Tokyo 2020, where competitors will attempt to kickflip, grind and ollie their way to gold and no-one is more excited to than US pro, Theotis Beasley.

25/09/16 23:38

The 19-year-old was invited to the set of the show by director I. Marlene King after her gold medal-winning performance in Rio.

24/09/16 06:37

Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke emerged from this week's Dancing With The Stars with only 24 points out of 40. The 32-year-olds were open about their travails on Extra this Friday.

23/09/16 21:24

Six more Team GB athletes - including Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (pictured) -have had their medical data leaked, with documents revealing all of them were allowed to take medication for asthma.

19/09/16 01:26

The 30-year-old gold medalist looked simply sensational in her form-fitting white gown as she glowed with joy while marrying the TV star, 43

17/09/16 02:23

Britain's Rio Olympic superstars Laura Trott and Nicola Adams had their personal medical records leaked on the website 'The Fancy Bears', a group suspected of links to the Kremlin.

16/09/16 20:15

Mo Farah has insisted he has 'no concerns' about Russian hackers' potential release of medical records which show he has received a past medical exemption for a banned substance.

15/09/16 21:54

Kelvin Li, 24, pretended to be an Olympic gold-medal-winning badminton player on the streets of New York and convinced dozens of people who flocked to congratulate him and pose for pictures.

15/09/16 15:21

Paralympic organizers are celebrating reaching the 2 million mark in ticket sales for the twelve-day event. Brazil has finally taken the Games to heart and it has become the second biggest in history.

15/09/16 10:00

The mastermind behind British hockey's golden summer, Danny Kerry, believes there will be many changes to Team GB's women's hockey squad when Tokyo 2020 comes around.

15/09/16 09:07

Former F1 star Alex Zanardi, 49, took gold after winning the men's road hand-cycling time trial at the Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

15/09/16 08:50

Among the inspirational athletes to medal today was Cassie Mitchell who was diagnozed with cancer only earlier year, having already been partially-sighted and wheelchair-bound.

14/09/16 14:47

The 27-year-old sprinter, from Hampshire, who has cerebral palsy, insists her two Paralympic titles in Rio are a result of hard work and that her T37 classification cannot be questioned.

14/09/16 09:39

Daniel Michel, 21, who can't even grip a ball has used a ramp, a mouth pointer, a robotic arm and pure determination to achieve his dream of representing for Australia in Boccia on Wednesday.

14/09/16 00:11

Georgina Hermitage won her second gold of the Rio Paralympics on Tuesday. The 27-year-old from Alton, Hampshire added the T37 400 metres Paralympic title to her world crowns.

12/09/16 12:15

Patrick Hickey, former head of the European Olympic Committee vows to fight ticket touting charges against him. Hickey is accused of running ticket-scalping ring at the Rio Olympics.

12/09/16 10:07

Marieke Vervoort, 37, from Belgium, suffers from an incurable, spinal disease that has left her confined to a wheelchair in almost constant pain, which only allows her to sleep for 10 minutes a night.

12/09/16 07:22

Rio Olympics TV presenter Charlie Webster has spoken about the moment she had a 'conversation with death' after a rare tropical disease took over her vital organs.

11/09/16 14:24

The wife of Mo Farah has hit back at claims that she launched into a 10 minute rant with an airline worker after the family were told to wait with economy passengers.

10/09/16 16:05

Schoolgirl swimmer Ellie Robinson set herself up for success with an incredible entrance to the S6 50m butterfly event at the Rio Paralympics on Friday night. She won gold and set a games record.

10/09/16 16:01

The blunder by the official Spanish language Twitter account of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Committee prompted many online users to voice their condemnation, calling it 'offensive' and 'a scandal'.

09/09/16 22:38

Ellie Robinson, 15, qualified for the S6 50m butterfly in Rio 2016 on Friday afternoon and was cheered on by her classmates at Northampton High School who watched from the hall.

09/09/16 18:50

Millions beamed with pride as Dame Sarah Storey secured her place as Britain's greatest female Paralympian in Rio de Janeiro - and among those cheering her on was her daughter Louisa.

09/09/16 16:19

Police in Brazil are seeking an arrest warrant for Martin Burke the sports director of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) in connection with the illegal sale of tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

09/09/16 15:14

The 33-year-old TV presenter (pictured) left hospital earlier today and took to Twitter to thank the doctors in Rio and the NHS staff at St James' Hospital for 'literally saving my life'.

08/09/16 23:55

Megan Giglia won the C1-3 3,000m, beating American Jamie Whitmore. The 31-year-old, who had a brain haemorrhage and stroke at the age of 27 had earlier broken her own world record.

08/09/16 23:54

More than 4,000 para-athletes are descending on Rio over the next two weeks to compete across 528 different events - from swimming, to boccia, and from wheelchair rugby, to the long jump.

08/09/16 22:51

The tens of thousands inside the Maracana Stadium cheered uncontrollably as former Brazilian athlete Marcia Malsar dusted herself off and continued her leg of the journey.

08/09/16 22:04

The 32-year-old agreed to a ban that will also render him ineligible for world championships in Budapest in July, 2017, as he won't able to qualify for them at nationals the previous month.

08/09/16 21:00

Cameron McEvoy ditched his speedos in the name of fashion on Thursday, as he attended the Margaret Zhang launch In The Youth Of Our Fury at Eastland shopping centre in Melbourne.

08/09/16 15:51

Did being mindful help Team GB secure their Rio medal haul? As the paralympians hope for similar success, it's revealed a mindfulness app was offered free to Britain's athletes.

08/09/16 14:41

Rob Smith's homemade gripping aids were snapped up by wheelchair rugby players and became the starting point for his company, Active Hands which is now pitching for business in Rio.

08/09/16 12:26

Former ParalympicsGB wheelchair rugby captain Steve Brown, who is presenting coverage of the Games from Rio for Channel 4, picks out the stars to watch in Brazil.

08/09/16 12:12

Unlike in the Olympics, Russia was last month issued with a wholesale ban from the Paralympics - a decision which was supported by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

08/09/16 10:11

MARTHA KELNER IN RIO: It is 19 days since Sir Philip Craven, head of the International Paralympic Committee, was forced to hold a press conference to confirm these Games would even go ahead.

08/09/16 00:16

Jonnie Peacock is determined to mount a strong defence of his Paralympic title on Friday night in one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Rio Games.

07/09/16 18:56

The 22-year-old revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that she will be taking a year off before returning to training with the 2020 Olympic Games in mind.

07/09/16 13:19

The pair occupied seats in the rear of a black London cab after departing a post ceremony bash at the Tate Modern, where they partied late into the night.

07/09/16 10:51

He's temporarily swapped the athletic stadium for the ballroom to compete on Strictly Come Dancing, but the gold medalist couldn't escape his day job as he was forced to provide a sample for the sports body.

07/09/16 07:33

Team GB's Paralympians will be hoping for a huge medal haul when the Rio games open on Thursday. Canoeist Anne Dickins and rower Pam Relph have been speaking about their gruelling training.

07/09/16 03:06

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is ready to tell the full story behind her rise from prodigy to champion in an autobiography set to be released on November 15.

06/09/16 23:11

Disappointment in London has niggled in the mind of rower Tom Aggar ahead of Rio. Aggar won Paralympic gold in 2008 and was unbeaten for four years heading into London 2012.

06/09/16 18:04

The Magic Mike XXL star gushed about the Olympic champion on the show, telling Ellen DeGeneres that he was going to 'freak out' when he met her.

06/09/16 17:17

Ten-time Paralympic champion Lee Pearson has been named as Great Britain's flag bearer for Wednesday's opening ceremony of the XV Games in Rio.

05/09/16 19:37

As 11 Invictus athletes head to Rio for the 2016 Paralympic Games this week, Prince Harry, 31, took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to congratulate them and remind them to 'cherish' the moment.

05/09/16 16:37

CHRIS MEARS: I'd done so many interviews that I hadn't had a chance to think about what it really meant. After getting back from Rio, I did press and media for 48 hours then flew straight out to LA.

05/09/16 16:27

Once the medals started coming in I wanted to be that person to stand on the podium – the success of the others really spurred me on. For every member of the track team to win a medal was unbelievable.

05/09/16 14:01

John Lewis (pictured) was 'disgusted' by the comments, which he claims were made by an employee at the fast food chain's Barnstable Roundswell branch, in North Devon.

05/09/16 03:33

Their dramatic Olympic final against the Netherlands had millions of viewers holding their breath. Now, the shinpads are off — and the British golden girls are getting glammed up.

03/09/16 03:56

The Olympic gold medalist uploaded a professionally-shot clip of his five-month-old son floating on a pool raft. The little guy looks adorable as the camera captures different angles.

02/09/16 18:43

The 31-year-old 23 time Olympic gold medal winner became a meme after pulling a particularly chilling stare ahead of his race at the Rio games last month.

02/09/16 11:44

Paralympic athletes, including wheelchair tennis star Jordanne Whiley, 27, from the West Midlands, have stripped off for a racy photo shoot to promote a body positive message.

01/09/16 15:42

More than a week after Britain's successful Rio Olympians returned, many of them are back to life as normal, cooking tea and walking the dogs, though there are many chat shows to appear on too.

01/09/16 13:11

Polish sprinter Joanna Jozwik says sorry for uproar after claiming to be the 'second white' in the 800m in Rio but insisted she is 'entitled' to view over gender row athlete Caster Semenya

01/09/16 07:49

Olympic swimming champion Kyle Chalmers, 18, has celebrated his gold medal win with three Olympic-inspired tattoos on Saturday after arriving home to Adelaide.

01/09/16 07:34

Olympic gold medallist Natalie Cook was one of four senior Australian Olympic officials sent home after nine athletes were arrested with 'doctored' accreditation.

31/08/16 18:21

The 20-year-old Olympic gymnast took to Instagram on Tuesday evening to share a photo of herself lying down in the doctor's office after missing the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

31/08/16 04:26

Jamaican track star Usain Bolt has held a mock medal ceremony in a London hotel room for a group of women who flashed their boobs at him and a friend - and were 'awarded' his Rio golds.

30/08/16 22:19

US model Nailah Dillard, 27, said that the world's fastest sprinter pestered her for a threesome and enjoyed several evenings together after meeting at an athletics gala in late 2013.

30/08/16 14:51

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has used the ongoing international break to hang out with Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt - and plug his new clothing brand in the process.

30/08/16 13:03

Tom Daley, 22, was in high spirits when he appeared on BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday for a interview with Nick Grimshaw and The 1975's Matt Healy.

30/08/16 01:47

I’m not fussed about British titles or being the best in the UK. We’re talking world and Olympic titles, major honours and world records. Opportunity and longevity come into this, too.

29/08/16 22:29

Ryan lochte said that if he was hit with criminal charges for filing a police report and put on trial, he would not turn himself over to Brazilian authorities while preparing to depart LA on Monday.

29/08/16 20:44

The 22-year-old gold medalist held singer John and model Chrissy's daughter Luna as she prepared for the red carpet, and John even helped Aly's Brother with his tie.

29/08/16 18:20

Usain Bolt may be the fastest man in the world, but he has shown some impressive stamina to go with his speed with yet another night on the town, this time at London's Drama nightclub

29/08/16 15:49

As Australia's Olympic team return home to celebrate following a grueling two weeks at the Rio Games, the country's Paralympians are now gearing up for their own shot at a gold medal.

29/08/16 14:51

Simone Biles and her final Five teammates descended on the MTV VMA red carpet on Saturday but were not joined by teammate Gabby Douglas who was admitted to hospital.

29/08/16 14:40

The SNL alum - who turns 42 next month - donned an icy-blue wig, gold medal, and tracksuit to better impersonate the disgraced 32-year-old swimmer

29/08/16 13:21

Fiji rugby sevens coach Ben Ryan has been handed his own piece of paradise as a reward for the Pacific nation's gold medal success at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

29/08/16 10:24

A record-breaking medal haul at this summer's Olympic games did not stop thousands of ITV viewers shunning the broadcaster's get-fit drive to watch a message saying 'Gone Hula Hooping'.

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