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Scandal and controversy may have dogged the Olympic Games, but Rio de Janeiro signed off in style with a tropical closing ceremony.
Kyrgyzstan’s weightlifter Izzat Artykov, who won bronze in the men’s 69 kilogram catergory, has tested positive for strychnine and will lose his medal. He’s Rio’s first medalist to test positive for a banned substance.
Two years after the 7-1 World Cup demolition that is one of the lowest points of their football history, Brazil have a chance to exact a measure of revenge on Germany after both sides won their semifinals on Wednesday.
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A week in to the Rio Games and attendances have been disappointing, to say the least. Stadiums are full when Brazilian athletes or superstars like Michael Phelps compete, but that’s hardly the case otherwise. Why?
Olympic canoe trainer Stefan Henze was critically injured after his taxi was involved in a car accident. Germany’s mission chief at the Olympics said Henze was in the thoughts of his fellow athletes.
One of Germany’s medal hopes has crashed out of the Olympics after discus thrower Robert Harting failed to make the final. The 2012 gold medallist attributed his failure to an injury he picked up flicking a light switch.
Reigning Olympic weightlifting champion Adrian Zielinski, from Poland, has been sent home from Rio after testing positive for nandrolone. The news follows positive tests for a Bulgarian runner and a Chinese swimmer.
Germany’s Henri Junghänel has won gold in the men’s 50m Rifle Prone after the 28-year-old delivered a nerveless performance in the final. It’s the country’s second shooting medal in as many days.
Belgian sailor Evi van Acker has a bacterial infection that her coach believes she picked up while training in Rio’s polluted Guanabara Bay. The poor water quality in the Olympic host city was a big pre-Games concern.
On a golden day for Germany in Rio, Barbara Engleder held her nerve to win in the 50m 3 Positions shooting event. The 33-year-old was on top throughout the competition and finished just ahead of two Chinese shooters.
The gymnast known as ‘King Kohei’ becomes the first man to successfully defend his title since countryman Sawao Kato in 1972. The 27-year-old snatched the title after a thrilling battle with Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev.
After two draws against the much-fancied pair of Mexico and South Korea, Germany required a glut of goals to seal a place in the next round. Horst Hrubesch’s team will take on Portugal in the last eight.
Two-time Olympic champions Argentina have been knocked out of the Rio Games by Honduras following a 1-1 draw between the sides on Wednesday. The Central American side will be joined in the last eight by Portugal.
She’s retired twice and had hip surgery three times but American Kristin Armstrong clinched her third Olympic road cycling gold, at the ripe old age of 42. In the men’s race, Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara took gold.
Germany have finally broken their Rio 2016 duck with a silver in team eventing. The German team were pipped to gold by France, with Australia claiming bronze, but have got their country up and runnning.
Germany’s Olympic football coach Horst Hrubesch has criticized Arsenal’s handling of Serge Gnabry. The in-form winger has barely featured for his club but Germany will need him in Wednesday’s crunch game against Fiji.
Can Brazil, through this year’s Olympic Games, leave behind its worst political, economic, and social crisis in decades