Jessica Ennis-Hill announces retirement

Jessica Ennis-Hill announces retirement

Jessica Ennis-Hill, the 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion and golden girl of British athletics, announced her retirement on Thursday. “I’m so fortunate to have had such an amazing career within the sport I love and this has been one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make. But I know that retiring now is right,” she […]

Hope Solo suspended for 6 months by U.S. Soccer after comments made following Olympics

Hope Solo has been suspended by U.S. Soccer for six months. The federation announced that the United States goalkeeper would be banned from the national team until February of next year after the comments she made about Sweden following the Americans’ loss in the Olympic quarterfinals, when she called the Swedes “cowards.” “The comments by Hope […]

Mo Farah Wins Men’s 5000m

Mo Farah Wins Men’s 5000m

Mo Farah Wins Men’s 5000m It was another fantastic performance from Great Britain’s Mo Farah. His second gold medal of the games proved to be another sit and kick race, as the defending champion left no doubt with a blistering final lap to win the men’s 5000m. No one appeared to be interested in making […]

Bolt, De Grasse headline 200m final qualifiers

The field is set for the second marquee sprinting event of Rio 2016 as the men’s 200m final will feature several familiar faces with one major exception. Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse dominated their semifinal, much like 100m qualifying, with both finishing under the 20-second mark and enjoying a laugh at the same time. […]

Russia stripped of 2008 4x100m relay gold due to positive retest   

Russia stripped of 2008 4x100m relay gold due to positive retest   

Russia has been ordered to return their gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics 4x100m women’s relay, after Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for a banned substance in a reanalysis of her sample. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified her for testing positive for steroid use. “The Russian Federation team is disqualified from the women’s 4x100m […]

South African Wayde Van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson towin 400 gold

South African Wayde Van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson towin 400 gold

South African Wayde Van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson’s long-standing 400m record whenstormed to Olympic gold on Sunday. Van Niekerk, running in the unfavoured lane eight, blasted off the final corner to time 43.03sec, 0.15sec quicker than Johnson’s previous world best set in Seville in 1999. Defending champion Kirani James of Grenada took silver in 43.76sec, […]

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 […]

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