Olympic athletes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Olympic athletes


Usain Bolt fumes over drug test notice

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Already retired from athletics, the sprint legend questions the drug test notice

ANOTHER ROUTE. Usain Bolt is bidding for a professional football career in Australia. AFP PHOTO / Thomas Samson/AFP

Olympic champ Schooling leads superstars to light up 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:52 AM

These global sensations will be solidifying their titles as 'Asia's Best' in the upcoming continental games

1ST OLYMPIC GOLD. Singapore's Joseph Schooling poses with his gold medal on the podium of the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Day 1: Medal tally, brief results

Feb 11, 2018 - 12:23 AM

Germany leads the medal tally so far, with 2 gold medals. The Netherlands and Norway have bagged 4 medals each.

GOLD MEDAL. Germany's Andreas Wellinger celebrates during the victory ceremony after winning the men's normal hill individual ski jumping event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 10, 2018, in Pyeongchang.  Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Doping hangs over Olympics before they even begin

Feb 08, 2018 - 1:53 PM

WADA chief: 'Every effort has been made to provide a proper playing field for the athletes and I hope, more than anything else, that at the end of the Games that is what it will be'

NO DOPING PLEASE. Volunteers stand next to the doping control area at the Olympic Village ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, on February 6, 2018 in Pyeongchang. Franck Fife/AFP

Rough start for Russians as Pyeongchang Winter Olympics open

Feb 08, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The first Pyeongchang Games results comes from the debut of curling

FIRST RESULT. Team USA siblings Mike and Becca Hamilton defeat a Russian married couple. Photo from Twitter (@MattJamilton and @heccabamilton)

Boystown runner bags gold in 1st Milo Little Olympics Visayas

Aug 26, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Jessie Abelgos love for the sport bloomed under the guidance SEA Games 2017 marathon gold medalist Mary Joy Tabal and coach John Philip Dueñas

INSPIRED. Jessie Abelgos (left) was urged by his mother to attend school in SMS Boystown in Cebu. Sitting next to him is SMS Boystown local superior Sr Emelan Lee (right). Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Hero's welcome for Indonesian Olympic gold medalists

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:40 AM

They arrived at Jakarta airport to enthusiastic scenes from the waiting crowd before traveling through the capital in an open top double decker bus

Olympics: Athletics nervously enters post-Bolt world

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Usain Bolt has consistently been a beacon for clean athletes amid doping and corruption scandals

LIFE AFTER BOLT. Usain Bolt of Jamaica kisses the finish line after winning the men's 4x100m relay final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. EPA/LUKAS COCH

Cray looking forward to future; Sunang unsure of what's next

Aug 17, 2016 - 6:02 PM

What s next for Eric Cray and Marestella Torres Sunang after the Rio Olympics?

SHORT OF THE MARK. Marestella Torres-Sunang equals her longest jump at the 2012 Olympics but bows out in the preliminaries for the third straight time. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

PH Olympic bet Eric Cray advances to 400m hurdles semifinals

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:02 PM

The 27 year old finishes third in heat 4 of round 1 of competition with a time of 49 05 seconds

SEMIS-BOUND. Eric Cray moves on to the semifinals of the men's 400m hurdles. File photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Van Niekerk 'massacres' Michael Johnson's record to win 400m Olympic gold

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:49 AM

South Africa s Wayde Van Niekerk running in the unfavored lane 8 blasted off the final corner to time 43 03sec 0 15sec quicker than Johnson s previous world best set in Seville in 1999

SURPRISE! South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk reacts after he broke the world record in the Men's 400m Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. Olivier Morin/AFP

'Lightning' strikes thrice as Usain Bolt completes 100m hat-trick

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:33 AM

UPDATED Usain Bolt now stands as the only athlete ever in the 120 year history of sprinting in the modern Olympics to win 3 consecutive individual Olympic sprint titles

HISTORIC MOMENT. Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after he won the Men's 100m Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. Johannes Eisele/AFP

PH marathoner Mary Joy Tabal is racing against herself in Rio

Aug 13, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Mary Joy Tabal is aiming for a two hour 40 minute finish at the Rio Olympics

EYE ON THE PRIZE. Mary Joy Tabal has set a reasonable target for herself ahead of the marathon event. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Usain Bolt aims for more Olympic glory in Rio

Jul 12, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Bolt seeks to become the first man to win 3 straight triple triples after wins in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012

ROAD TO RIO. Jamaican Usain Bolt celebrates winning the Men's 100m race at the IAAF World challenge Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 20 May 2016. EPA/FILIP SINGER

Vladimir Putin condemns 'unfair' IAAF ban on Russian athletes

Jun 18, 2016 - 3:09 PM

The clean athletes as they say why should they suffer? I really don t understand says Russia President Vladimir Putin

'UNFAIR.' President Vladimir Putin (R) condemns the IAAF's decision to extend the ban on Russian athletes for the Olympics. Photo by SERGEI CHIRIKOV/EPA

POC monitoring Zika outbreak in lead-up to Rio Olympics

Feb 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM

It is a potential health problem not only for our athletes but for everyone else should they get infected

DISINFECTION. Local workers disinfect the famous Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 26 January 2016, ahead of the beginning of Rio's Carnival parades, on next 05 February, to fight against the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which spreads the Zika, Dengue and Chikunguna viruses. Photo by Marcelo Sayao / EPA

Olympic watch: PH looks to athletics for medal hope

Jan 04, 2016 - 8:30 PM

With the Rio Olympics still 7 months away the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association is putting its pieces in place for a strong showing

OLYMPIC HOPE. Filipino-American Eric Cray is one of two Filipino athletes who have so far qualified for the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

WATCH: Cae the dreamer

Nov 16, 2014 - 10:09 AM

“I know I can reach all of my dreams as long as I work and train hard”

Oscar Pistorius: The 'broke and broken' Olympian

Oct 21, 2014 - 5:06 PM

He s not only broke but he is broken there is nothing left

FALLEN HERO. A file picture dated 19 August 2013 shows South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he appears in the Pretoria Magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. EPA/Stringer

Philippines in the Olympics

Oct 21, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Here s some interesting information about the Philippines participation in the Olympics

Marathon, basketball bring London Games to close

Aug 12, 2012 - 4:32 PM

The Olympic Games draw to a close Sunday August 12 with Kenya and Ethiopia s marathon men preparing for a duel on the streets of London

TEAM PHILIPPINES: Swimmer out, archers face tough competition

Jul 29, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Filipino swimmer Jessie Lacuna is out of the finals of the 200m freestyle event while archers hopes look dim as they qualify for the elimination rounds