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Chinese swimmer banned two years for doping at Rio Games

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Chen Xinyi will be barred from competition for testing positive for hydrochlorothiazide the day she finished fourth in the women s 100m butterfly final

DOPING SCANDAL. Chen Xinyi, seen at the 2014 Asian Games, tested positive for a banned diuretic. Diuretics can be used as "masking agents" to hide the presence of performance-enhancing substances in tests. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

PH golfer Tabuena finishes final round under par - but far from medal

Aug 15, 2016 - 1:56 AM

Miguel Tabuena shoots an under par round for the first time in Rio

FLAG AND COUNTRY. Miguel Tabuena represented the Philippines at the return of golf to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Erik S Lesser/EPA

Emotional Fiji hammer Britain for historic rugby gold

Aug 12, 2016 - 9:55 AM

Fiji captain Osea Kolinisau leads the defending Sevens World Series champions as they win the first Olympic rugby competition in 92 years

HISTORIC. Team Fiji gather after beating Great Britain and winning the gold medal during the men's Rugby Sevens Gold Medal Match between Fiji and Great Britain at the Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 11, 2016. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

Refugee team receives warm welcome at Olympics opening

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:50 PM

10 athletes from the Refugee Team will compete at the Rio Olympics

What you need to know about football at the Rio Olympics

Jul 30, 2016 - 11:19 AM

16 men s teams and 12 women s teams seek gold in a sport held dear to the heart of Brazilians at the 2016 Olympics

OLYMPIC CHANCE. Neymar sat out the Copa America tournament to make time for the Rio Olympics as Brazil seeks a title on home turf. Photo by Marcelo Sayao/EPA

PH Olympians go about their business amid security concerns

Jul 28, 2016 - 3:19 PM

Security is tight as the Rio Olympics near but that hasn t distracted the Philippine delegation from their preparations

Key court ruling as IOC weighs Russia's Rio fate

Jul 21, 2016 - 2:09 PM

The IOC has opted to wait until after the CAS ruling before making a verdict on whether to hit Russia with a total ban for the Olympic games

A file picture dated 23 February 2014 of the Olympic flag (L) and the Russian flag (R) during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Photo by HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/EPA

Olympics: Russia doping state-dictated with secret service backing – report

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Richard McLaren: The Moscow laboratory operated for the protection of doped Russian athletes within a state dictated failsafe system

ANTI-DOPING. Richard Pound (C), head of the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and members of the commission Richard H. McLaren (L), and Guenter Younger, hold a press conference in Unterschleissheim, Germany, January 14, 2016. Photo by Sven Hoppe/EPA

PH golfer Angelo Que pulls out of Rio Olympics due to Zika virus

Jul 11, 2016 - 6:55 PM

The health of my family will always come first says Angelo Que

NO GO. The Philippine delegation at the 2016 Olympics is one fewer after Angelo Que withdrew. File photo by Khalid Redza/Asian Tour/AFP

Carmelo Anthony will seek third gold at Rio: report

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:59 AM

Carmelo Anthony DeAndre Jordan Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler have reportedly committed to playing for Team USA in Rio

GOLDEN PLAYER. Carmelo Anthony will be one of the players representing USA Basketball at the Rio Games. File photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Donaire Sr brings 'flash' to PH boxing team as consultant

May 23, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Nonito Donaire Sr is observing the Philippine boxing team s preparations for the final Olympic qualifier but clarifies that he is not their head coach

CONSULTANT LANG. Nonito Donaire Sr (L) wraps his champion son's hands during a 2014 training session at Elorde Boxing Gym. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler