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Egyptian judoka sent home over handshake refusal with Israeli

2 years, 2 months ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

Michael Phelps signs off with 23 golds

2 years, 2 months ago
RIO DE JANEIRO: A classic Michael Phelps performance ended the swimming legend's career with 23 Olympic gold medals before handing over the Rio Games centre stage to Usain Bolt.

Michael Phelps gives ‘cupping’ a boost in China

2 years, 2 months ago
BEIJING: Star US swimmer Michael Phelps has captured headlines in Rio's Olympic pool this week for his astonishing lifetime haul of gold medals, and for the curious red circles on his shoulder.

After Ali, where is next US boxing hero?

2 years, 2 months ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: They have the most champions in Olympic boxing history and Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield, Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather all won medals at past Games.

Depleted Pakistan make up the numbers in Rio Olympics

2 years, 2 months ago
KARACHI, PAKISTAN: When 206 nations march past during the Rio Olympics opening ceremony, a seven-athlete team will represent Pakistan - one fewer than the contingent sent by tiny Atlantic island Bermuda.