2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES NEWS, SCHEDULES AND RESULTS
Is this the end for 'Jiggling' Jenneke? Athletics Australia pulls funding for hurdler Michelle after her poor showing at the Rio Olympics
Michelle Jenneke has been cut from receiving Athletics Australia funding after her performance in the hurdles at Rio Olympics fell flat earlier this year.
'It’s very safe to say I hate pregnancy': Olympic swimmer Melanie Wright announces she is expecting a baby and reveals she's struggled with THREE MONTHS of morning sickness
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.
'I vowed not to embarrass her again': Steve Backshall promised wife Helen Glover he wouldn't cry in public again after his 'blubbering' display following her Olympic gold win
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.
Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm has her personal drug use exposed in hacker leaks that have caught out some of the world's best athletes
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.
Ryan Lochte whines that Michael Phelps didn't pick up the phone and call him after his Rio lies were exposed - and just text him instead
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.
Final Five are reunited at Olympics awards ceremony as they are named team of the year… but where's Gabby Douglas?
The 'Final Five' gymnasts, led by Simone Biles, picked up the top prize during the Team USA Awards, which also celebrated Michael Phelps.
Team GB boxer Anthony Fowler and Irish pair Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly issued 'severe reprimands' by IOC over Olympic betting breaches
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.
Melissa, WOW! Olympic diver Wu stuns in a thigh-split and off-the-shoulder black dress ahead of the Dally M Awards
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
'Our wedding was more important than any medal': Olympic cyclists Lizzie Armitstead and Philip Deignan discuss their fairytale nuptials
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.
Lil Wayne is his good friend and he wants to skateboard for the US at Tokyo 2020... meet Theotis Beasley
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.
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.
'I'm a fish out of water!' Ryan Lochte admits dancing is harder than he thought as Olympic swimmer dishes about challenges of DWTS
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.
Six more Team GB athletes have their medical data leaked by Russia's Fancy Bears hackers including cyclist Steve Cummings and sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
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.
Olympian Helen Glover looks exquisite as she weds 'kind, funny, intelligent' Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall in stunning Cornish ceremony
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
Now Russians leak Laura Trott's drug files: Four-time Olympic cyclist and boxer Nicola Adams become latest athletes to have medical records released by hackers
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.
Mo Farah 'not concerned' by potential release of medical data after Russian hackers access WADA files
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.
He's a champion - of deception! Actor wears a fake gold medal to pose as a Team USA Olympian in New York - and is quickly bombarded by clueless well-wishers eager to snap selfies with him
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.
Paralympic ticket sales pass the two million mark in remarkable turnaround for Rio organizers – with a little help from friends Coldplay and Prince Harry who backed the #FillTheSeats campaign
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.
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.
Tears of a champion: Nearly 15 years to the day that he lost his legs in a crash, former F1 star Alex Zanardi is overcome with emotion as he wins Paralympics hand-cycling gold
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.
She battled cancer and paralysis, now she's a Paralympic medalist! Discus thrower diagnozed with Leukemia THIS YEAR claims silver on golden day for Team USA
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.
'I know what's wrong with me and I've got the medical records to back it up': Georgina Hermitage hits back at claims she 'isn't disabled enough' after gold in Paralympic Games 400 metres
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.
Inspiring pictures show Australia's most physically impaired Paralympian completing his life-long dream and competing for gold using only his mouth
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.
Georgina Hermitage insists she won fair and square after taking gold in T37 400 metres gold at Paralympic Games
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.
Former European Olympic Committee chief Patrick Hickey vows to fight 'each and every one' of Rio ticket touting charges against him
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.
Belgian Paralympian who has signed euthanasia papers says she will NOT end her life immediately after Rio because she wants to die 'when bad days outnumber the good'
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.
Death said to me 'Come on, you've got to go': Rio Olympics presenter Charlie Webster reveals she was just moments from dying after rare tropical disease left her in a coma
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.
‘He was the only black person in the queue. I knew she had a problem with him': Mo Farah’s wife says Olympic hero was ‘humiliated’ in flight check-in row which led to her ‘calling worker ‘f****** pathetic’’
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.
Straight outta Northampton: Swimmer Ellie Robinson, 15, makes incredible 'gangster' entrance as she takes her first Paralympic gold in Rio
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.
Paralympic committee is condemned after asking everyone to stand while its anthem is played during opening ceremony
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'.
British schoolgirl Ellie Robinson, 15, dominates in the pool in Rio…winning gold in the 50m butterfly final and setting a Paralympic record
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.
God Save the Queen... Elsa! Dame Sarah Storey's daughter sang Let It Go from Frozen instead of the national anthem as her mother became Britain's most successful female Paralympian
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.
Third Irish Olympic Council chief wanted by police in Brazil over the illegal sale of Rio 2016 tickets
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.
Rio Olympics presenter Charlie Webster is out of hospital and tweeting to her fans after five-week battle against rare tropical disease that left her in a coma
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'.
Paralympic gold rush! Team GB scoop FOUR medals on day one as cyclist dedicates her win to brave schoolboy recovering from a stroke who gave her the 'extra motivation to succeed'
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.
From the US soldier who charmed Prince Harry, to the German long jump king... to the stunning athletics star who forgot her LEGS; the inspirational Paralympic stars to watch in Rio
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.
Brazilian athlete defines the Paralympic spirit at the Opening Ceremony: Former gold medalist bravely picks herself up after falling in torrential rain and dropping the torch
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.
PICTURED: Lyin' Ryan Lochte heads to the Dancing with the Stars studios for rehearsals after accepting 10-month ban, $100,000 fine, and 20 hours of community service for fabricated Rio Olympics 'robbery' story
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.
From the pool to the runway! Olympic swimmer Cameron McEvoy attends Margaret Zhang fashion launch in Melbourne... after modelling at Myer event with Jennifer Hawkins
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.
Meditating their way to medals! Did a mindfulness app help Team GB win their most successful haul ever?
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.
Meet the British wheelchair racing record holder getting a Rio boost as his gripping aids go to the Paralympics
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.
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.
Belarus team carry Russian flag during Paralympics opening ceremony in protest over the nation's ban from the Olympics for doping
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.
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.
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.
'I'm excited to see what will happen in 2020!' Gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman, 22, reveals she will take one year off - before starting to train for her THIRD Olympics
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.
Rebecca Adlington and Mark Foster leave the GQ Awards together... after setting tongues wagging with flirty behaviour at the Olympics
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.
'I must be too good at dancing!': Olympian Greg Rutherford reveals he was given a surprise drug test by the IAAF on first day of Strictly rehearsals
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.
'The difference between winning and losing is like a lick of paint': Britain's top female Paralympians admit to nerves ahead of Rio - where glory rests on a knife-edge
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.
Olympic champion Simone Biles, 19, announces autobiography detailing her rise to stardom will be released in November
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.
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.
'She is the greatest!' Channing Tatum gushes about gymnastics star Simone Biles before happily agreeing to serve as a human rack for all of her Olympic medals during Ellen appearance
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.
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.
'Cherish this moment': Prince Harry tweets a rousing message wishing Invictus athletes success in Rio as the Paralympic Games get underway
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.
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.
BECKY JAMES: The Rio Olympics were amazing, but now it's time to watch Great British Bake Off and prepare for the Commonwealth Games
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.
'The real Olympics are over': Disabled veteran was 'refused a KFC Rio 2016 chicken bites deal by a worker who told him the Paralympics are not the proper Games'
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.
And the gold for glamour goes to... our hockey girls: Team GB heroines swap their shin-pads for sequins as they reveal all about their Rio medal joy
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.
A mini model in the making! Michael Phelps shares too-cute video of baby boy Boomer lounging on a pool float in tiny sunglasses and swim trunks
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.
Jimmy Fallon presents Michael Phelps with cut-out of his infamous Olympics meme face... and has him in stitches over Ryan Lochte scandal
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.
'You don’t have to be a model to be beautiful': Team GB Paralympians strip off for a racy photo shoot to encourage body positivity
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.
Cooking the tea, chat show sofas and LOTS of dog walking: What our gold-medal winning Olympics heroes did when they got home from Rio
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.
'I was second white': Polish runner sorry for uproar over her claims she was 'white silver medallist' in Olympic 800m final won by Caster Semenya
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
Tatt-s one way to celebrate a gold medal! Swimming star Kyle Chalmers celebrates Rio win with THREE Olympic tattoos
Olympic swimming champion Kyle Chalmers, 18, has celebrated his gold medal win with three Olympic-inspired tattoos on Saturday after arriving home to Adelaide.
Gold medallist Natalie Cook revealed as one of the Australian team officials 'who used a printer to doctor athletes' accreditation' so they could watch the men's basketball
Olympic gold medallist Natalie Cook was one of four senior Australian Olympic officials sent home after nine athletes were arrested with 'doctored' accreditation.
'I'm doing OK!' Final Five gymnast Gabby Douglas reveals she missed the VMAs because of a bone cyst inside her mouth caused by an old injury - but insists she is on the road to recovery
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.
Usain Bolt got party girls to flash their breasts at him and then made them stand on a 'podium' while he awarded them medals
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.
Olympic sprint king Usain Bolt 'two-timed his girlfriend with secret lover and asked her for a threesome'
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.
Usain Bolt and Daniel Sturridge hang out together while sporting hats from the England international's new clothing brand 'Dstudgehats'
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.
Tom Daley admits he's tried his Olympic medal on naked... as he reveals he's looking at marrying fiancé Dustin Lance Black in the spring
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.
Daley Thompson's greatest Brits: Here’s why Mo Farah and Andy Murray do not get on my list but Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor does...
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.
Ryan Lochte will REFUSE to return to Rio if put on trial for filing a false police report and says he doesn't expect Olympic Committee to strip him of his medal
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.
Now that's star treatment! Final Five gymnast Aly Raisman hangs out with John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and their baby girl Luna while getting glammed up for the VMAs
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.
'It's a marathon, not a sprint': Usain Bolt carries on his epic Olympics after-party at London nightclub as a van-load of ladies follow him back to his hotel
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
Inspiring images show grueling training regimes of Australian paralympians as they prepare for the Rio Games
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.
Starstruck Simone Biles and the Final Five gymnasts meet Kim Kardashian and Beyonce at the MTV VMAs - but Gabby Douglas misses out after being admitted to hospital
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.
'I couldn't tell you even if there was a gun to my head': Jimmy Fallon performs hilarious Ryan Lochte skit at the VMAs... to the delight of Michael Phelps
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
Fiji rugby sevens coach Ben Ryan gifted honorary native name and three acres of land by Pacific island nation following Rio 2016 triumph
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.
60,000 defiant viewers watch a blank screen during ITV's post-Olympics shutdown aimed at getting couch potatoes off the sofa and doing more sport
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'.