Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - Italy's men's volleyball team won the silver medal at the Rio Olympics, going down 3-0 to Brazil in the final.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - Russia won its fifth consecutive Olympic title in Rhythmic Group Gymnastics Sunday, continuing a golden tradition established 16 years ago in Sydney. The victory, coming 24 hours after Margarita Mamun's individual title, gives Russia a complete sweep of the gold medals in Rhythmic Gymnastics since 2000.
Rio de Janeiro, (Brazil) - After four years as the perennial silver medallist in international competition, Margarita Mamun finally got her golden moment. On the Olympic stage in Rio Mamun surpassed teammate Yana Kudryavtseva, who had gone undefeated at the World Championships since her senior debut in 2013.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - Biles floors the competition for fourth gold Simone Biles's Olympic finals ended as they began, with the American champion atop the podium, a gold medal around her neck.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - Four years after her triumph in London, Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan took a second gold medal in Women's Trampoline Friday in Rio, becoming the first gymnast in the discipline to successfully defend an Olympic title.
The Kremlin says it welcomes the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ruling against a blanket ban on Russian athletes at the next month’s Olympics.
A legal challenge by a group of Russian track and field athletes against their exclusion from next month’s Summer Olympics in Rio has been rejected.
The ruling comes amid claims of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russia.