Nadal, Lopez win men’s doubles gold

Nadal, Lopez win men’s doubles gold

Rafael Nadal won his second Olympic gold medal on Friday when he and longtime friend Marc Lopez defeated Romania’s Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau 6-2, 3-6, 4-6 in the men’s doubles final. Nadal, the 2008 singles champion in Beijing, is just the fourth player to win gold in singles and doubles after Serena and Venus […]

Elina Svitolina dumps Serena Williams out of Rio

Elina Svitolina dumps Serena Williams out of Rio

Olympic champion and world No 1 Serena Williams tumbled out of the Rio de Janeiro singles competition in the third round on Tuesday after a shock defeat to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. Svitolina, who is ranked 20th in the world, stunned the London Games gold medallist 6-4 6-3 to record a memorable victory against the American, […]

Sun Yang responded by winning gold

Sun Yang responded by winning gold

Sun Yang responded to taunts about his doping history in emphatic fashion on Monday by becoming the first Chinese swimmer to win the Olympic men’s 200 metres freestyle gold medal. Sun, silver medallist in the event in London four years ago, touched the wall in one minute, 44.65 seconds to beat South Africa’s Chad Le […]

Men’s Olympic Basketball Day One Recap

Men’s Olympic Basketball Day One Recap

Men’s Olympic Basketball Day One Recap The Men’s Olympic Basketball tournament got underway today, as Group A took to the court for three games. Australia (87) vs. France (66) The Australians started their tournament on the right note as they won big over their European opponents. Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills led the way for […]

Women’s Olympic Soccer Matchday Two Recap

Women’s Olympic Soccer Matchday Two Recap

Women’s Olympic Soccer Matchday Two Recap It was another exciting day in the women’s soccer competition, as a few countries punched their tickets to the quarterfinals. Canada (3) vs. Zimbabwe (1) The Canadians advanced to the quarterfinals with their second straight win in the tournament. They were led by goals from Janine Beckie and Christine […]

US women’s water polo coach leaves team after brother’s death

US women’s water polo coach leaves team after brother’s death

Adam Krikorian, coach of the US women’s water polo team, is leaving Rio de Janeiro after learning of the death of his brother, Blake Krikorian. The coach plans to return on Monday, ahead of the team’s preliminary play that begins on Tuesday. We are saddened by passing of Blake Krikorian, former UCLA WP player and brother […]

YOUNGEST AND OLDEST OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS

Spanning from 1896 to 2012, these athletes illustrate how keeping your body at it’s healthiest is the key to success. Athletic Edge Sports Medicine Toronto pulled together data that showcases the oldest and youngest athletes competing in the summer Olympic games. This interactive web page allows you to view the country, age and sport of […]

RIO OLYMPICS: PORTUGAL BEATS ARGENTINA, SOUTH KOREA PUTS EIGHT PAST FIJI

Portugal got the better of Argentina, while South Korea thrashed Fiji as the men’s Olympic soccer tournament began on Thursday. Second-half goals from Portugal guided the nation to a 2-0 win over Argentina in their Olympic football tournament opener, while South Korea put in an impressive shift against a hapless Fiji.  Portugal, spurred on by the senior […]