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Rio 2016: Walsh Jennings/Ross Fall to Brazilians in Beach Volleyball

American Kerri Walsh Jennings’s hopes for a fourth consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball came to an end late Tuesday.

Rio 2016: The Olympic Velodrome Belongs to Great Britain

For the third Olympics in a row, the velodrome track belonged to Great Britain, who took six out of 10 possible gold medals.

Rio 2016: Brazil’s Thiago Braz Da Silva Pulls Off a Surprise in the Pole Vault

A pair of stunning upsets sealed the track action for Monday night: a spectacular dive by Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas for 400 meter gold, and an Olympic record leap of 6.03 meters for Thiago Braz Da Silva to win the pole vault for Brazil.

Rio 2016: The Dream is Over for Nigeria but Still Alive for Brazil

There are more important basketball stories at the Olympics, but maybe the most interesting one was the saga of the lowest-ranked team with the longest medal odds: Nigeria.

Rio 2016: Fishing to Feed the Open Water Swimmers

The unsung heroes of the open water swim spend the race floating on a barge, hoping they have enough dexterity with a fishing pole-like gadget to make sure swimmers stay nourished throughout the roughly two-hour event.

Rio 2016: Gabby Douglas Has No Regrets, Doesn’t Hate the Haters

A tearful Gabby Douglas said Sunday she was confused and hurt by online criticism of her behavior at the Olympic Games.

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk Sets World Record in the 400

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa broke the world record in the 400 meters Sunday night at the Olympic stadium, completing the race in 43.03.

Canada: Apparently, Only Women Stand on Guard for Thee

Canada came into Sunday with 12 medals in swimming, diving, trampoline, track, rowing, cycling and rugby—and every single one of them was won by a female athlete.

Russian Sports Minister Outraged at Last-Minute Ban of Darya Klishina

Russia's top sports official voiced outrage over the last-minute ban of Darya Klishina, the sole Russian track and field athlete who had been allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics.

Monica Puig Wins Puerto Rico’s First-Ever Olympic Gold

Monica Puig won Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medal, beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in women’s singles tennis.

Rio 2016: Russians Miss Their Tea, Borscht, and Metal Spoons

Russia’s stay in Rio has not exactly been a smooth one. Competitors have taunted its star swimmer, an official was mugged in Ipanema, and someone twice took down the Russian flag on a synchronized swimmer’s Olympic Village door.

Report: Chinese Swimmer Chen Xinyi Fails Doping Test

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi failed an in-competition doping test at the Rio Olympics, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday, citing the Chinese Swimming Association.

Carmelo Anthony Thrives in the Olympic Setting

As the Rio Olympics unfold, a new story is replacing the disappointment: Carmelo Anthony might be the greatest national team player ever.

Yulia Efimova’s Defense for Competing: Michael Phelps

Embattled Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova made her case for doping offenders like her being able to compete in the Olympics by pointing to Thursday night’s biggest star: Michael Phelps.

Unofficial Olympic Commentator Leslie Jones Now Commentates From Brazil

After Leslie Jones's observations went viral on social media, NBC execs invited her to be a last-minute addition to their Olympics monolith.

Rio 2016: Judoka Kayla Harrison Seeks to Defend Her Olympic Title

U.S. judoka Kayla Harrison, who won gold in London in 2012, is looking to repeat in the 78 kg weight class at Rio’s Olympic Park on Thursday.

Rio 2016: Virginia Thrasher Aims to Win Another Gold in Shooting

Virginia Thrasher will seek to become only the second American ever to win two gold medals in shooting at the same Olympic Games.

Bullet Found at Olympic Equestrian Center From Military Operation, Officials Say

For the second time in four days, a bullet was found in the Olympic Equestrian Center Wednesday morning, which Brazilian officials said came from a military operation in a nearby neighborhood.

Rio 2016: Keeping the Peace Between Brazilian and Argentine Fans

Olympic organizers are racing to pacify a potentially explosive rivalry between host nation Brazil and its southern neighbor Argentina.

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