RIO DE JANEIRO: Germany won their first ever Olympic gold medal in women's football on Friday when they turned in a superior second half performance to beat Sweden 2-1.
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RIO DE JANEIRO: Badminton star P. V. Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal, declaring on Friday that she never intended to leave Rio with anything less.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Usain Bolt admitted to being surprised by Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse's final burst of speed in Wednesday's Olympic 200 meters semi-final.
RIO DE JANEIRO: A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered that US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and teammate James Feigen be prevented from leaving the country after doubts emerged over their claim to have been mugged at gunpoint.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Defeats in sports dominated by China at previous Olympics have left the country in an unfamiliar third place on the medals table, with some predicting that Rio 2016 could witness the lowest haul in two decades.