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Olympian Ian Lariba undergoes head surgery in battle against leukemia

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Philippine sports unites, praying for Lariba's speedy recovery

BATTLES. Ian Lariba undergoes another surgery in her battle against Leukemia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rappler Indonesia memilih: Liputan paling berkesan sepanjang 2016

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Dari gerhana matahari total hingga Piala AFF inilah liputan yang paling mengesankan bagi tim Rappler Indonesia

Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The two athletes inspired a legion of young competitors determined to flourish on sport s biggest stage even as Olympic officials grapple with soaring costs corruption and the ever present specter of doping


The 2016 Rappler Sports Awards

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Through these awards the Rappler Sports team honors the achievements of Filipino athletes and remember the iconic – and even questionable – moments of the past year

SAKSIKAN: Pemberian bonus bagi peraih medali di Olimpiade dan Paralimpiade Rio 2016

Nov 02, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Tak hanya para atlet para pelatih juga mendapatkan bonus

Pemerintah menyerahkan bonus uang tunai kepada atlet dan pelatih peraih medali dalam ajang Olimpiade dan Paralimpiade Rio 2016. Foto dari Facebook/Kemenpora RI

Pole vaulter escapes ban after cocaine contamination during hotel tryst

Oct 07, 2016 - 4:53 AM

Canada s Shawn Barber competed at the Rio Games after arguing that he was contaminated by cocaine accidentally by a woman he hooked up with through Craigslist

ONE NIGHT STAND. Shawn Barber says he requested a 'professional' woman who was 'drug and disease free' to 'relieve stress,' but is finding the one-night stand to have created a new set of problems. Photo by Thierry Zoccolan/AFP

Obama says Olympic host decisions are 'a little bit cooked'

Oct 04, 2016 - 1:09 AM

US President Barack Obama compares the IOC s decision making to the scandal hit FIFA

SECOND CITY SNUB. US President Barack Obama hints at corruption in IOC decisions over which cities host the Olympics. File photo by AFP

Rio Paralympics: 5 highlights to remember

Sep 18, 2016 - 2:27 PM

From victories to controversy here are highlights of the first Games ever held in South America

Marlou Van Rhijn (NED) celebrates victory in the Women's 100m category - T44 - at Engenhao Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 17, 2016. TASSO MARCELO/AFP

Tragedy strikes Paralympics as Iranian cyclist dies during race

Sep 18, 2016 - 7:47 AM

Bahman Golbarnezhad 48 dies following an accident on the penultimate day of the Rio Games

TRAGEDY. The Paralympic cycling competition was marred by tragedy after an Iranian cyclist died following an accident. Photo by Simon Bruty/OIS/AFP

Paralympians, poor Rio kids teach each other about overcoming limits

Sep 17, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Meeting about 30 young judo students in rough edged Rocinha is a distinct reality check for the French

EYE-OPENER. Paralympic French athlete Sandrini Martinet (R) is pictured during a visit by French athletes to the Reaction Institute, created by Brazilian Olympic bronze medalist, judoka Flavio Canto, in 2003 at the Favela da Rocinha shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 16, 2016. The Reaction Institute is a non-governmental organization that promotes human development and social inclusion through sport and education. TASSO MARCELO / AFP

Belgian Paralympian considering euthanasia for unbearable pain

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:01 PM

When the moment comes when I have more bad days than good days then I have my euthanasia papers says silver medalist Marieke Vervoort

RISING ABOVE THE PAIN. The 37-year-old has suffered from a degenerative muscle disease that causes constant pain, paralysis in her legs and leaves her barely able to sleep since the age 14. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte charged over Rio robbery lie

Aug 26, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The American gold medalist risks a jail sentence of up to 6 months and could be tried in absentia in Brazil

DEEP WATER. Ryan Lochte has apologized for fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint, but it's too little too late for Brazilian authorities. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Polish Olympian sells silver medal to save boy battling cancer

Aug 26, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Poland s Piotr Malachowski auctions his silver medal to help a boy battling eye cancer

THROWING FOR A CAUSE. Poland's Piotr Malachowski, who won silver in the men's discus throw at the Rio Games, has found a greater cause for his medal. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Football: Hope Solo suspended 6 months for calling Olympic foes 'cowards'

Aug 25, 2016 - 12:51 PM

The American women s soccer player called her Swedish opponents a bunch of cowards after losing a match to them

SUSPENDED. Hope Solo will have lots of time to think about her bad decision making. File photo by Daniel Oliveria/EPA

US swimmer James Feigen apologizes for role in Rio embarrassment

Aug 25, 2016 - 12:45 PM

We did make the regrettable decision to urinate in the grass behind the building

RIO SHAME. James Feigen, one of the 4 US swimmers involved in a fabricated robbery story, apologized for his involvement. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

LOOK: Hidilyn Diaz receives Congressional medal, monetary award

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The Olympic silver medalist receives P1 5 million collected in donations from at least 260 congressmen

Hidilyn Diaz silver medalist in 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil receives a Congressional Medal of Distinction and a monetary award of P1.5 million from House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez during the first regular session of the 17th Congress at the Batasang Pambansa Plenary Hall on Wednesday. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Hidilyn Diaz, other ASEAN Olympic medalists get free AirAsia flights

Aug 24, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The 18 Olympic medalists from Southeast Asian countries will get free flights from AirAsia either for life gold for the next 5 years silver or for 3 years bronze

Philippine silver medallist at the Rio Olympics, Hidilyn Diaz shows her medal during a press conference as she arrives at the Manila International Airport in Manila on August 11, 2016.  Diaz is the country's first Olympic winner in 20 years. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo for 2020 Games

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:25 PM

After stepping off a plane from the Brazilian host city Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike carries the flag at a ceremony at the city s Haneda airport

ARRIVAL. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (R) waves the Olympic flag beside Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) President Tsunekazu Kakeda (L) as she gets out of a plane upon its arrival at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games. TORU YAMANAKA / AFP

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

India probes failure to provide collapsed Olympian with water

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:43 AM

I could have died there says marathoner O P Jaisha

HEART. O.P. Jaisha of India (second from right) was not provided adequate water during the women's marathon event. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Olympic marathoner doesn't return to Ethiopia after protesting repression

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:29 AM

Feyisa Lilesa who protested political repression in his country is reportedly considering seeking asylum after winning silver

PROTEST. Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa (silver) crosses the finish line of the Men's Marathon athletics event during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. Lilesa crossed his arms above his head as he finished the race as a protest against the Ethiopian government's crackdown on political dissent. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Semarak Olimpiade Rio 2016 di media sosial

Aug 23, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Momen apa saja yang paling banyak dibicarakan di Twitter dan Facebook selama penyelenggaraan Olimpiade Rio 2016?

Evaluasi Indonesia di Olimpiade Rio: Angkat besi jangan jadi 'anak tiri'

Aug 23, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Pemerintah harus mulai menyusun skala prioritas untuk mengembangkan cabang olahraga yang berpotensi medali

Eko Yuli persembahkan medali perak di cabang angkat besi Olimpiade Rio, pada 8 Agustus 2016. Foto oleh Larry W. Smith/EPA

#Rio2016 on social media: Top Olympic moments on Facebook

Aug 23, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Here s a look back on the memorable moments that made Rio2016 one of the most social and interactive sporting events to date

Ethiopia pledges safe return for protest runner

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms as he finished the marathon in protest against the Ethiopian government s crackdown on political dissent

Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia reacts while crossing the finish line to take the second place in the men's Marathon race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 August 2016. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Upacara penutupan Olimpiade Rio: PM Jepang muncul sebagai Mario Bros

Aug 22, 2016 - 10:12 PM

Perdana Menteri Jepang Shinzo Abe bertransformasi menjadi Mario Bros internet pun menggila

Kejutan! PM Jepang Shinzo Abe yang mengenakan kostum Super Mario pada upacara penutupan Olimpiade Rio 2016 di Stadion Maracana, 21 Agustus waktu setempat. Foto oleh Philippe Lopez/AFP

PH looks to improve at Tokyo 2020 as Rio Games close

Aug 22, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Chef de mission Jose Romasanta gives an assessment of the Philippines Olympic participation calling it a good run

END OF THE JOURNEY. Kirstie Alora (L) is the last Filipino Olympian to leave Rio. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

The Olympics are over for Brazil – was it worth it?

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:09 PM

How did Rio de Janeiro and the country as a whole come out in the end?

A general view shows the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

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

Veterans rule in USA's run to Olympic basketball gold

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Carmelo Anthony 32 brings the experience and Kevin Durant 27 the scoring as the USA capped its 2016 Olympic run by mauling Serbia

SENIORS TAKE CHARGE. Carmelo Anthony of USA takes charge during the men's basketball gold medal game of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. EPA/SAM MOOY

Boxing on brink after Rio Olympics judging controversies

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The Games would not be complete without boxing controversy of one kind or another

CONTROVERSY. Evgeny Tishchenko of Russia (red) is declared winner against Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan during the men's heavyweight 91kg final bout of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The result sparked controversy as the Russian is booed by the crowd. EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ

Groundbreaking Olympics for women in Rio

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Of the 11 444 athletes in Rio 45 – 5 175 – were women slightly higher than in London 2012

Simone Biles of the USA reacts after performing during the women's floor exercise final for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics events. EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICH

Let's make Tokyo best Olympics ever, says PM Abe

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:02 PM

The Japanese Prime Minister meets with the country s Olympic medalists and urges them to make Tokyo 2020 the best ever Olympics

ON TO TOKYO. The flag of Japan is displayed after the flag handover during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

USA beats Serbia to win third straight gold in Olympic basketball

Aug 22, 2016 - 4:46 AM

Kevin Durant leads with 30 points as Team USA wins gold again

Rio police seize passports in raid on Irish Olympics office

Aug 22, 2016 - 4:01 AM

Phones passports and computers are seized as Brazilian police step up an inquiry into black market ticket sales at the Rio Olympics

AWAITING HEARING. President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Patrick Hickey of Ireland speaking during an interview at the 2015 European Games in Baku. He was arrested in Rio de Janeiro and is being held awaiting hearing. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Wrestling coaches strip to undies to protest Rio judging

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:42 AM

What s the best way to express displeasure at officiating? Take your clothes off thought two coaches from Mongolia

NAKED TIME. The coach of Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig is escorted off after undressing in protest in front of judges after Ganzorig was defeated agasint Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan men's freestyle 65kg medal bout. Photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

Live: Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:22 AM

Tune in to Rappler Sports for live updates on the 2016 Rio Olympics Includes schedule of the Philippine athletes medal tally and breaking news

Brazil delivers men's volleyball gold for hometown crowd

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:14 AM

Brazil finally earns another men s volleyball gold after losing the last two finals

HOMETOWN SPIKERS. Brazil's Wallace Leandro De Souza spikes the ball during the men's gold medal volleyball match between Italy and Brazil. Photo by Juan Mabromata / AFP

Claressa Shields becomes first American to retain Olympic boxing title

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:38 AM

The American middleweight dominates her Dutch foe en route to her second straight gold medal

DOMINANCE. Claressa Shields was never threatened in Rio as she dominated the field once again. File photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

LIVE BLOG: Upacara Penutupan Olimpiade Rio 2016

Aug 21, 2016 - 11:29 PM

Penutupan Olimpiade Rio 2016 yang diarahkan oleh Rosa Magalhaes ini akan menampilkan produser musik Norwegia Kygo

Atlet atletik Indonesia Maria Natalia Londa sebagai pembawa bendera di upacara pembukaan Olimpiade Rio 2016, 5 Agustus 2016 waktu setempat. Foto oleh Sergey Ilnitsky/EPA

LIVE BLOG: Final voli putra Olimpiade Rio 2016

Aug 21, 2016 - 11:06 PM

Siapa yang akan memenangkan medali emas cabang olahraga voli di Olimpiade Rio 2016?

Tuan rumah Brasil akan bertemu dengan Italia di babak final voli putra Olimpiade Rio 2016. Foto oleh FIVB

wRap Olimpiade hari ini: Minggu, 21 Agustus 2016

Aug 21, 2016 - 6:27 PM

Apa saja yang terjadi di Olimpiade Rio 2016 sejauh ini?

UPCARA PEMBERIAN MEDALI EMAS. Pemain sepak bola asal Brasil, Neymar da Silva Santos (kedua dari kiri) respons ketika menghadiri upacara pemberian penghargaan untuk cabang olah raga sepak bola di Olimpiade Rio pada Sabtu, 20 Agustus. Foto oleh Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Tearful Alora bows out of Rio after second loss

Aug 21, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Kirstie Alora the last Olympian competing for the Philippines at the Olympics is unable to win a medal

China blames 'fierce' competition for worst Olympic performance in 20 years

Aug 21, 2016 - 1:21 PM

China has won just 26 gold medals despite sending its largest team at a foreign Olympics its fewest since Atlanta 1996

GOLD FLOP. Weightlifter Tian Tao celebrates after a lift, earning silver. Despite topping the medal tally in 2008 and coming in second in 2012, China is now lagging behind USA and Great Britain in Rio. Photo by AFP

China tops Serbia to win women's volleyball gold

Aug 21, 2016 - 1:01 PM

China wins its first women s volleyball gold since 2004

SPIKED. Ting Zhu (R) of China spikes the ball against Tijana Boskovic (C) and Milena Rasic (L) of Serbia. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

LIVE BLOG: Final voli putri Olimpiade Rio 2016

Aug 21, 2016 - 9:05 AM

Siapa yang akan memenangkan medali emas cabang olahraga voli di Olimpiade Rio 2016?

Foto dari Twitter/@FIVBVolleyball

US women rout Spain to win sixth consecutive basketball gold

Aug 21, 2016 - 4:31 AM

Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen score 17 as USA blows out Spain by 29 points

GOLDEN GIRLS. The US dominance in women's basketball continues with yet another first place finish. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Tearful Stevenson eyes pro stardom after Olympic heartbreak

Aug 21, 2016 - 4:13 AM

Shakur Stevenson will turn pro under Floyd Mayweather with plans to win a world title and break records

HEARTBREAK. Shakur Stevenson was set on winning the USA's first boxing gold since 2004. Now he turns his attention to the pro game. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

South Korea's Park wins first women's Olympic golf gold in 116 years

Aug 21, 2016 - 3:38 AM

South Korea s Park In Bee wins the women s golf title with a 5 stroke victory over world number one Lydia Ko

VICTORY. The former world number one rolled in a final par putt on the 18th hole and appeared to choke up for a moment as she raised her arms in victory. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Cuban Ramirez beats Mayweather protege Stevenson for Olympic gold

Aug 21, 2016 - 2:56 AM

USA s boxing gold medal drought continues as Cuba s Robeisy Ramirez wins the bantamweight crown at the expense of Shakur Stevenson

GOLDEN BOY. Robeisy Ramirez joins an elite list which includes Joel Casamayor, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Felix Savon and Teofilo Stevenson of Cuban boxers to win multiple Olympic gold medals. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP