Sports Archive
  • »Rio 2016: USA Has Lead with 70 Medals; 26 Gold, 21 Silver, and 23 Broze

    Mon 15 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —Al Ghad— So far into the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the United States of America (USA) has claimed the largest number of medals in total, with 26 gold, 21 silver, and 23 bronze medals, totalling at 70, followed...
  • »Rio 2016: A Marriage Proposal at The Olympics Medal Ceremony

    Mon 15 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    There are dramatic marriage proposals - and then there's proposing during the biggest sporting competition in the world.
    Chinese diver He Zi had just received a silver medal for the women's three-metre springboard at the Rio Olympics on Sunday....
  • »Rio 2016: Mo Farah Makes History by Winning 10,000m Gold

    Sun 14 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    RIO DE JANEIRO —  Mo Farah became the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals as he retained his 10,000m title with a thrilling victory in Rio.
    The 33-year-old overcame a mid-race fall and powered clear of...
  • »Brazil-Argentina rivalry 'could end badly', says President Macri

    Sun 14 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Argentine President Mauricio Macri has asked Brazilian and Argentine fans at the Rio Olympics to cease their hostile chants and name-calling.
    Mr Macri said the two countries should not let their bitter football rivalry spill over...
  • »Iran Olympic Protest: Woman Asked to Take Down Sign and Leave

    Sun 14 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    RIO DE JANEIRO —  A female Iranian activist who held a protest banner during a volleyball match at the Rio Olympics was asked to take it down and leave by security staff.
    Darya Safai's sign read: "Let Iranian women enter their stadiums."...
  • »Rio 2016: Officials Drain Green Pool Before Synchronised Swimming

    Sun 14 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The larger pool in the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre turned green on Wednesday, a day after the diving pool had also changed colour.
    Officials blamed high chemical levels, and divers were unable to use the pool as work continued...
  • »Rio 2016: Russia’s Only Remaining Dope-Cleared Athlete Banned

    Sun 14 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Russia’s sole track and field competitor at the Rio Olympics, Darya Klishina, has been suspended from the Games, the international athletics federation (IAAF) said on Saturday, confirming it had withdrawn her special...
  • »Rio 2016: Phelps Ends Olympic Career with One More Gold Medal

    Sun 14 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    Michael Phelps wrapped up his Olympic career Saturday with ― you guessed it ― yet another gold medal, this time in the 4x100 medley relay.
    Phelps completed the third leg of the race; teammates Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller and Nathan Adrian swam the...
  • »Ashish; Jordan’s First Quarter Finalist Olympic Boxer

    Sat 13 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —Al Ghad— Jordanian Super heavyweight (91+kg class) Olympic boxer Hussein Ashish, advanced into the quarter finals of the Rio 2016 boxing Games, after winning against Romanian rival Mihai Nistor.
    Ashish, Jordan’s first...
  • »Beach Volleyball: Brazil's Franca Back from Retirement to Go for Gold

    Thu 11 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil beach volleyball great Larissa Franca had retired from the game when countrywoman Talita Rocha made her a offer in 2014 she could not refuse - playing in a home Olympics.
    "I asked if she would play in this magical...
  • »Ledecky gets 3rd gold, Franklin a 1st in Rio

    Thu 11 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Freestyle queen Katie Ledecky won her third gold medal of the Rio Olympics by anchoring the U.S. women to victory in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay on Wednesday while struggling Missy Franklin opened her account without...
  • »Rio 2016: Korea Wins 3rd Gold Straight, 2 More Golds for Phelps, and US Leads Medal Tally

    Wed 10 August / Aug 2016. 06:24 PM
    RIO DE JANEIRO — South Korea's Shooting Champ Jin Jong-oh shot his way back from the brink of elimination to win his third consecutive gold in the Olympic men's 50 meter pistol event on Wednesday. In Cycling, Swiss Fabian Cancellera outclassed...
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